Under the watchful gaze of the telamons supporting the grand staircase, one enters the spacious atrium from which the castle tour begins. Two twin staircases on either side of the atrium lead to the main floor. Taking the one on the east side, you arrive at the Queen’s apartments, separate but connected to the King’s apartments. Both feature elegant wooden floors crafted by the cabinetmaker Bonzanigo and his team.
Continuing on, you encounter the Grand Prior’s hall, adorned with elegant 18th-century stucco work, the Chinese rooms, named for the rare Chinese wallpapers adorning the walls, and finally, the grand hall, where a pictorial reproduction of the Niobe sculptural group captivates with its trompe l’oeil technique.
The Royal Castle of Govone is part of the circuit of the Savoy Royal Residences, a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1997. Discovering its rooms is a true journey through time, from the 18th century to the present day.