The Palazzo dal Pozzo della Cisterna is the result of an exchange between two noblemen in Turin. Currently, it is the seat of the Province of Torino. It was built in the 17th century by Maurizio Valperga.
Palazzo dal Pozzo della Cisterna Turin
Address and Opening Hours
The address of the Palazzo Cisterna is Via Maria Vittoria, 12 – Turin. Visits (groups of a minimum of 10 people) from Monday to Friday from 09:00 till 17:00. One Saturday a month, individuals are allowed to visit, at either 10:00 or 11:00. Booking is mandatory. Phone: +39 011 8617100.
History and Description
In 1685 Marquis Ripa del Giaglione and Prince Giacomo Dal Pozzo della Cisterna decided to exchange two of their possessions, both designed by Maurizio Valperga.
In 1691 the building was extended with a new wing on the Via Carlo Alberto side.
The garden of the palace was designed by Henri Duparc.
Between 1773 and 1787, the palace received its present structure through a reconstruction by the architect Valeriano Dellala di Beinasco. The facade got a makeover and the interior was renovated by works by, at the time, highly regarded artists.
In 1867, the last descendent of the Dal Pozzo married Amedeo di Savoia (son of king Vittorio Emanuele II). Thus, the building became the property of the Duke of Aosta, who ordered new restorations.
Since 1940, the Provincia di Torino has been based in the Palazzo Cisterna.
What to see in Palazzo Cisterna
Highights are the monumental Scalone d’onore staircase, the Picture Gallery, the Council Chamber and the Sala dei Tondi De Ferrari.
The palace also has a beautiful garden.