Palazzo Carignano--page 2 (of two pages)

Guarino Guarini

Views from the courtyard

The palace was added on to but these views show only the original part. See the plan for the original structure. The "U-shaped" courtyard was enclosed and additional bays were added to the sides. See center image below for the four original side bays. Barely visible is the extension on the side--the color of the brick is also different.


Entrance door from courtyard into oval-shaped entrance hall


Looking toward the front entrance from the entrance hall


The entrance hall

The elliptically shaped entrance hall is vaulted with paired columns, partially fluted, supporting it. It opens into two rectangular halls with two curved staircases leading to the "piano nobile". See the plan.

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