The underground premises of Govone Royal Castle, unlike the other floors, have had different uses over time depending on the different owners. They were built from the late 17th century onwards, along with the new building as we know it today, to accommodate two kitchens, one to the west and one to the east, serving the four apartments in the respective wings. Between the two areas, there was a cellar for wine storage.
At the end of the 18th century, with the property passing to the royal House of Savoy, the kitchens were reorganized and merged into a single large space that included areas for feeding and delighting the royal family, as well as dining rooms for the staff and entourage. In addition to the usual services, there was also a “coffee and chocolate office.”