Palazzo Scaglia di Verrua

Palazzo Scaglia di Verrua
Palazzo Scaglia di Verrua. Photo: Nicola Morittu. Courtesy Galleria Giorgio Persano

Palazzo Scaglia di Verrua is a magnificent exemplar of late 16th-century architecture and the only building in Turin to preserve a Renaissance plan and frescoes, neither altered during the Baroque period nor destroyed in the 20th-century bombardments.

I have always been fascinated by its succession of two courtyards and its facade, frescoed in the 17th century with scenes from Ovid’s Metamorphosis. Inside, the original coffered ceilings and vaults have been preserved thanks to careful restoration.

Palazzo Scaglia di Verrua. Photo: Nicola Morittu. Courtesy Galleria Giorgio Persano

I chose this building as the new site for my gallery not only for its aesthetic qualities but also for its centrality. The building is located in Turin’s old town, in the Quadrilatero, a vibrant neighbourhood filled with small restaurants, wine bars and artisan workshops.

Palazzo Scaglia di Verrua. Photo: Nicola Morittu. Courtesy Galleria Giorgio Persano

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