Turin is a city of 900,000 population located in northern Italy. Before Rome it was the capital of Italy.
La Venaria is the largest palace in Europe with 861,000 s.f. It was completed in 1675 and became an UNESCO Heritage Site in 1997. It was one of the residences of the Royal House of Savoy.
The gardens are mostly 170 acres of lawn and clipped hedges of Hornbeam, Yew and boxwood in a very formal pattern.
There are some flower beds on the cross axis near the palace plus a large fountain.
Another water feature is a mile long canal stretching away from the palace (look for the baby ducks.)￼
At the end of the mile long canal is the Diana Temple (now destroyed) and then 7000 acres of fenced hunting land.
The wisteria arbor displays 3 varieties – white, pink and purple.
Areas for vegetables as well as fountains.
1700 fruit trees were planted here in 2010 to mimic what was here 400 years ago.