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Re: ROYAL RESIDENCES OF THE SAVOY FAMILY
« Reply #255 on: December 13, 2007, 12:08:44 PM »
I'm sorry, I don't have other pics of bedrooms.

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« Reply #256 on: December 21, 2007, 05:26:36 PM »
what a wealth of information . Is it possible to know which kings and Queens were born , married and died in this and other palaces in Turin?  many thanks

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« Reply #257 on: December 22, 2007, 02:36:46 PM »
Maria Teresa wife of Carlo Alberto and Maria Adelaide wife of VE II died at the Royal Palace. Umberto I was born there.

Queen Margherita was born at Chiablese Palace.

Carlo Alberto died in Oporto, VE II at the Quirinale (Rome), Umberto I at the Villa Reale of Monza.

Queen Margherita in her Villa in Bordighera.

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Re: ROYAL RESIDENCES OF THE SAVOY FAMILY
« Reply #258 on: January 03, 2008, 01:11:08 AM »
Any one have any pictures or information about the Villa Savoia in Rome ? what has happened to the building since the fall of the  monarchy. I believe it was purchased by VE III in 1878 from Pr Pallavicini and originally built by Count Teffner who named it after his wife Ada. I presume all VE III children were born there?

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« Reply #259 on: January 04, 2008, 04:54:01 AM »
Hello Norbert,
Villa Savoia is now called "Villa Ada" and has the second largest public park of Rome. You can easily find it on Google Maps, it is a large park near the Parioli, just at the border of the aurelian's walls.
The property was espropriated after the 1946, like many other properties ( I believe this was absolutely unfair, it was their private house). The Villa was left  to herself and the park became a public parkin 1957  although the Villa was in very bad conditions and the government didn't care about it.
Now it is the Egyptian Embassy, I suppose the interiors were completely destroyed and stolen (perhaps by the government itself?) as this is quite common here.
After princess Mafalda's marriage with the landgrave of Hesse-Kassel the king donated to her Villa Polissena, which is still property of the Hesse-Kassel Family.

If you browse this forum you'll find a pic of Villa Savoia and queen Helena in her bedroom.


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Re: ROYAL RESIDENCES OF THE SAVOY FAMILY
« Reply #260 on: January 04, 2008, 05:45:59 AM »
Yes, the Quirinale was the Official Royal Palace. It belonged to the Popes before 1870's. Princess Maria Gabriella still remember when they used to play in the palace gallerie's and gardens.

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« Reply #261 on: January 04, 2008, 02:07:58 PM »

The property was espropriated after the 1946, like many other properties ( I believe this was absolutely unfair, it was their private house). The Villa was left  to herself and the park became a public parkin 1957  although the Villa was in very bad conditions and the government didn't care about it.
Now it is the Egyptian Embassy, I suppose the interiors were completely destroyed and stolen (perhaps by the government itself?) as this is quite common here.
After princess Mafalda's marriage with the landgrave of Hesse-Kassel the king donated to her Villa Polissena, which is still property of the Hesse-Kassel Family.



It's not completely true. Italian republic espropriated just a portion of the the park. The Villa itself remained to the Family who offered it to the egyptian Embassy.
As regards the interiors, the Savoia took away their personal belongings, but many things are still there and the Villa is very well kept.

Instead you are completely right when you say that the portion of the park which belongs to the city of Rome is dirty and in bad conditions (at least, to my opinion).


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Re: ROYAL RESIDENCES OF THE SAVOY FAMILY
« Reply #262 on: January 04, 2008, 02:10:28 PM »
Any one have any pictures or information about the Villa Savoia in Rome ? what has happened to the building since the fall of the  monarchy. I believe it was purchased by VE III in 1878 from Pr Pallavicini and originally built by Count Teffner who named it after his wife Ada. I presume all VE III children were born there?


As far as I know only Princess Maria was born there.

It was purchased by VE II, NOT III. The Villa was built by VE II, then was sold to Telfner. In 1904 VE III bought it again, BUT they went to live there only in 1914.

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Re: ROYAL RESIDENCES OF THE SAVOY FAMILY
« Reply #263 on: January 05, 2008, 01:18:49 PM »
Thankyou for this. Does this mean that all but Maria were born at The Quirinale?
Also, going off the subject a bit but does anyone know where the Empress Maria Anna of Austria was born in Rome, 1803 ?

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Re: ROYAL RESIDENCES OF THE SAVOY FAMILY
« Reply #264 on: January 06, 2008, 12:09:58 PM »
Prince Umberto was born at Racconigi Castle.

Maria Anna probably was born at Palazzo Colonna, where her parents were guests.

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Re: ROYAL RESIDENCES OF THE SAVOY FAMILY
« Reply #265 on: January 23, 2008, 11:11:42 AM »
http://www.ilcastellodiracconigi.it/ita/info/stampa144.htm

The Rooms of the little Princes and the rooms of their maids:

New exhibition at the Castle, I must say it is very suggestive!

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Re: ROYAL RESIDENCES OF THE SAVOY FAMILY
« Reply #266 on: January 23, 2008, 12:45:34 PM »
wonderful pictures and history, thank you very much. I think that it was sad for Italy to loose king Umberto II

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Re: ROYAL RESIDENCES OF THE SAVOY FAMILY
« Reply #267 on: February 21, 2008, 07:52:34 AM »
An interesting article from New York Times 1900 about the new Queen of Italy



http://query.nytimes.com/mem/archive-free/pdf?res=9504E0DD1039E733A25751C1A96E9C946197D6CF

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Re: ROYAL RESIDENCES OF THE SAVOY FAMILY
« Reply #268 on: February 28, 2008, 09:57:30 PM »
Villa Polissena is a divine residence as is the Palazzo Taverna. home of Fürst Windisch-Graetz.

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Re: ROYAL RESIDENCES OF THE SAVOY FAMILY
« Reply #269 on: April 05, 2008, 11:14:07 AM »
Amedeo,just heard on the news that this castle is on fire,at least I thought I heard it is this one.
Any more news where you are?
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