Vai alla home page Vai alla home page
martedì 18 dicembre 2018
motore di ricerca
leggibilità Visualizza il testo con caratteri normali  Visualizza il testo con caratteri grandi  Visualizza il testo con contrasto elevato  Visualizza i contenuti senza la presenza della struttura grafica

Comune di Savigliano

Corso Roma, 36

12038 Savigliano (CN)

tel. 0172 710111

fax 0172 710322

email certificata

email info@

C.F. e P.IVA


Uffici informazioni turistiche

tel. 0172 710247

tel. 0172 370736

Savigliano città del Pendolino

Ente Manifestazioni Savigliano
HOME » Tourism | Principal monuments | Arco Trionfale





Work to erect the Triumphal Arch commenced on 9 May 1585 in preparation for the wedding parade of Duke Charles Emmanuel I and his wife Catalina Micaela, daughter of the King of Spain, in July. The procession, on its way back to Turin from Zaragoza, where the nuptials had been celebrated, crossed Piedmont from Ceva to Moncalieri.
The towns visited by sovereigns would hold celebrations and ceremonies during which the façades of the houses were decorated and arches, often temporary, would be erected to exalt the power of the ruling house.
The Turin architect Giovanni Battista Ripa drew up the original plans for the arch and the decorations were designed by the painter Giovanni Angelo Dolce. The arch was built in the middle of town rather than at its gates, as it was to serve as a dramatic backdrop for the arrival of the newlyweds from Borgo Pieve along Via Sant'Andrea and was thus designed to frame the large square. A temporary arch had already been built in the same place in 1560 for Emmanuel Philibert's visit.
The side of the arch facing the square is decorated with two pairs of columns separated by niches that once held statues celebrating the sovereigns. Set above the columns is a wide entablature, an Attic storey holding the plaque for the inscription and the pediment with the Savoy arms.
In the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries changes were made on the painted parts and architectural features of the Triumphal Arch, mainly for solemn events or the visits of sovereigns. The statues in the niches were removed and destroyed during the Napoleonic domination.
Other work was carried out in 1965, when the twentieth anniversary of the Resistance was celebrated. The last restoration, conducted in 1997, made it possible to uncover fragments of the original fresco decoration of the intrados and to enhance the colour scheme of the monument by restoring the painted work.
Ripa seems to have modelled the edifice after ancient examples such as the Arch of Titus in Rome and the Arch of Triumph in Benevento. The interior of the arch is accessed via a window on the eastern side.




torna alla pagina precedente

Portale internet realizzato da Progetti di Impresa Srl - Copyright © 2008 ::
Note legali | Privacy | Posta elettronica certificata | Elenco siti tematici
Per contattare l'amministratore del sito clicca qui.