University of Turin

The University of Turin (UNITO) is one of the largest, most ancient and prestigious Italian Institutions of Research and Education. Hosting about 74.000 students, 3.600 academic, administrative and technical staff, 1.500 post-graduate and 1.000 doctoral students and with 120 buildings in different areas in Turin and in key places in Piedmont, the University of Turin can be considered as “city-within-a-city”, promoting culture and producing research, innovation, training and employment.

The University of Turin is today one of the largest Italian Universities, open to international research and training. It carries out scientific research and organizes courses in all disciplines, except for Engineering and Architecture. It is an integral part of the community, acting for reviving urban and suburban areas, promoting cultural interaction, social integration and development, encouraging dialogue and insight into current realities.

The Rettorato of the University of Turin is located in via Giuseppe Verdi 8.

Rectorate Palace

The Rettorato is located in the historic center of the city. It was designed in 1712 by Michelangelo Garove, the most famous architect working in Turin in the last decade of the 17th century.

The Palace houses the headquarters of the institutional, political and administrative bodies of the University, the Historical Archive and some classrooms. The noble floor houses premises for scientific schools use, the Library and the Great Hall.

The Cavallerizza Reale is located in via Giseppe Verdi 9.

Cavallerizza Reale

The Cavallerizza Reale is located in the "royal" heart of Turin and is one of the symbols of the city's architectural history and beauty. This is a magnificent baroque style building, built to carry out court exercises and equestrian shows. In 1997, together with the other Savoy residences, it became a Unesco World Heritage Site.

Inside the complex of the Cavallerizza Reale is located the Maneggio Chiablese, originally dedicated to the care of the horses of the royal stables. At the end of 2014, the University of Turin transformed the former Maneggio Chiablese into its own Great Hall, with a capacity of up to 450 seats. Currently, this is the only part of the building to be accessible and suitable to host public events.

The Cavallerizza Reale is currently one of the main poles of cultural attractions in Turin.

Cavallerizza Reale and Rettorato entrances.