The architectural complex was built at the beginning of the seventeenth century on the pattern of the Roman Villae by Prince and Cardinal Maurizio of Savoia. After his death (1657) several decoration works were carried out for his wife Ludovica and, at the end of the century, for Anna d’Orleans, wife to Vittorio Amedeo II Duke of Savoia. Both apartments and gardens were refurbished in 1713 by Filippo Juvarra on the commission of Carlo Emanuele III. On the half of the eighteenth century stable and service facilities were built. In 1865 Vittorio Emanuele II donated the villa to the Istituto Figlie dei Militari (Institute for the Italian Army’s Daughters), active until 1975. In 1994 it was given to the Soprintendenza per i Beni Artistici (Fine Arts Board). In 2002, the Consulta promoted the restoration of the viewpoint Asse del Belvedere, thus significantly contributing to the whole recovery of the complex, with a two year investment exceeding 1million €. Again, the Consulta opted for a targeted operation to give back to the City this highly significant historical-architectural heritage, just recovered after falling into neglect for so many years. The restoration works included the decorations of the “Grotta del Re Selvaggio” and of the fountain complex known as Teatro d’Acque, involving the repair of the whole hydraulic system, its channels, wells, waterfalls and spouts. The works also covered the gardens with their trees, bushing, lawns, the flooring made of stones, pebbles on clay, bricks and iron works, as handrails and guard rails.