16 July 2016 to 29 January 2017 in Turin (Italy, Piedmont), the “Italian Versailles” Savoyard monarch Charles Emmanuel II called Venaria Reale, will host the exhibition “the Romanov dynasty and the Imperial Palace at Peterhof. The Italians will have the opportunity to see over 100 displays of paintings, furniture, ceramic, porcelain, fabrics and precious metals from the collection of Peterhof.
Peterhof – one of the most famous suburbs of St. Petersburg, which bears the name of its founder Peter the great (translated title from the Dutch “house of Peter”). Peter the great compared it with heaven, called “Paradise”, and it was built in honor of Russia’s victory over Sweden in the Northern war. The Palace was founded in the early XVIII century and has become a favorite gala summer residence of the king and his heirs.
The Romanovs – the Royal dynasty that had ruled Russia 1613-1917.
The Director of the Peterhof Museum Yelena Kalnitskaya said, “Despite the fact that this exhibition is opened in high season in Peterhof (in the day we can host up to 50 thousand people), we decided to bring to Italy the best Peterhof exhibits”. The exhibition is part of cultural cooperation between the two museums, members of the Association of European Royal Residences (ARRE).
The exhibition consists of three sections: portraits of the Russian emperors, subjects of furniture of palaces and masterpieces of Russian masters (the Imperial porcelain, glass, tapestry, lapidary factories, Faberge).