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Alessandro Ugazio

Water Theater at the Reggia

Venaria Reale, Torino, Italy

September 20, 2008 - 22:55 CET

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During the recent restoration work of the Reggia di Venaria Reale, the archaeologists found in the middle of the Court of Honour the remains of the lost Deer Fountain, so called from a bronze deer (Boucheron, 1665) hunted by twelve marble dogs and four hunters.

The new amazing Water theatre represents a modern citation of the lost 17th century fountain.

The new fountain ellipse has a perimeter of 115 meters; along it are 96 choreoswitch water nozzles, 96 mistcaping steam nozzles and 96 RGB LED projectors, all of them completely computer driven, permitting infinite choreographies; water jets can reach 9 meters in height.

The Reggia di Venaria Reale dates back to the 17the century, wanted by Carlo Emanuele II di Savoia "for pleasure and hunting".

It is part of a large historical area in the Turin surroundings, including the ancient Venaria village and the big La Mandria park - formerly a hunting reserve.

In 1997 the Reggia has been inscribed in UNESCO as the Residences of the Royal House of Savoy. After centuries of decline and abandon, it has been completely restaured after eight years of huge, accurate and expensive works; after its inauguration in 2007 it has been visited by thousands of worldwide tourists.

Additional Captions: Teatro d'acqua alla Reggia ▼ Behind the scene : how this panorama was made ▼





Europe / Italy

Lat: 45° 8' 7.67" N
Long: 7° 37' 29.51" E

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Teatro d'acqua alla Reggia

Durante il recente restauro della Reggia di Venaria Reale, gli archeologi hanno rinvenuto nel bel mezzo del Cortile d'Onore i resti della perduta Fontana del Cervo, così chiamata da un cervo in bronzo (Boucheron, 1665) circondato da dodici cani marmorei e quattro cacciatori.

Il nuovo straordinario Teatro d'acque rappresenta una citazione della perduta fontana secentesca. L'ellisse della nuova fontana ha un perimetro di 115 metri, lungo i quali trovano posto 96 ugelli choreoswitch per l'acqua, 96 ugelli mistcaping per il vapore e 96 proiettori a LED RGB, tutti controllati da computer, permettendo infinite combinazioni coreografiche; i getti d'acqua possono raggiungere i 9 metri d'altezza.

La Reggia di Venaria Reale risale al XVII secolo, voluta da Carlo Emanuele II di Savoia "per il piacere e la caccia". E' parte di una vasta area storica nei dintorni di Torino, area che include il centro antico di Venaria e il grande parco della Mandria, anticamente riserva di caccia.

Nel 1997 la Reggia è stata inclusa nella World Heritage List dell'UNESCO insieme alle altre Residenze di Casa Savoia. Dopo secoli di declino e abbandono, è stata completamente restaurata dopo otto anni di lavori giganteschi, accurati e costosi; dopo la sua inaugurazione nel 2007 è stata visitata da migliaia di turisti da tutto il mondo.

Behind the scene : how this panorama was made

Well, I really wish I could get closer to the coloured water streams, but that night it was simply impossible: too much visitors! I hope I'll be luckier next time...

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