Excuse the quality of these photos. Some were taken with my camera, so they either have a glare or are blurry. I'm hoping you get the gist of the pictures from the Palazzo Reale, even if the quality is substandard.
So here's the story behind the excursion day...the kids and I have to go mail our paperwork for our residency application. We met our representative at a small post office, signed a form and off went the application. It was very easy and anticlimactic. I was really expecting to feel something when we started this process for the kids and I. I only felt ready to get on to the fun stuff.
We then walked to the tourist office to buy our annual pass for the museums! It took a long time to do that, so we headed straight to Soup&Go, KK's favorite Torino spot. It was yummy, like always. We need one in Northern Kentucky. One of my industrious friends needs to work on that. :P
After lunch, we headed to the Palazzo Reale. In English, this is the Royal Palace. It is huge! I am not sure which king it was built for...but I know it was for the Savoy rulers. See, you are learning already. It looks like Vittorio Emanuele II was the king of Italy that lived there when it was, I assume, abandoned. I'm not sure on this, so don't quote me! Here are a few pics of our tour.
I think this was a Throne Room
Look at this floor! Seriously. I "need" some hardwood floors like this.
So fancy...and bright. The chandeliers were amazing! I wish I had my Canon with me. Next time.
These were pictures of a ballroom.
The mural on the ceiling in the ballroom. I believe this was one representing the Olympics
The Oriental Room
The Dining Room - I think a few pieces of the place setting were missing. The table was enormous. This pic does it no justice.
The view from one of the windows. There is a fountain in the garden and the Mole behind it
Little J and Boo in the armory...in front of the horses
Somebody is tired...oh, and KK, too.
Isn't she lovely? (at Piazza Castello)
When did my Boo start looking like a pre-teen? I don't like it! (Piazza Castello)