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MULTIFUNCTIONAL BUILDING “PALAZZO DELLA LUCE”

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Europa | Torino

Enclosed within Turin’s rigid orthogonal grid lies the city’s oldest nucleus, the Quadrilatero Romano, whose more tightly knit road system was laid out by the ancient Romans. The extension of the original Roman settlement is still clearly visible today from the change in section and character of the streets and squares just beyond the Roman Quarter.

Along Via Cernaia, the street forming the southern border of the old quarter, La Marmora gardens stand in front of Palazzo della Luce, a monumental eclectic early 20th-Century building echoing Palazzo Madama by Filippo Juvarra in nearby Piazza Castello. The sumptuously ornamented façade topped with magnificent sculptures, the elegant atrium, grand staircases and exquisite materials put it on a par with the best of Turin’s Baroque palazzi. Designed in 1915 by architect Ceresa as the...

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