Fondazione Santagata was in charge of monitoring the overall activities definied within the management plan of SPAZI REALI, financed by Next Generation You of Compagnia di Sanpaolo


SPAZI REALI development plan is born and integrated within OPEN, the strategic programming tool for the 2021-2024 period, which Royal Museums of Turin have adopted to identify a strategy for inclusion and participation, with medium and long-term development goals.

The overall management and enrichment of SPAZI REALI– understood as places that serve the community to increase local participation (such as the Royal Gardens, terraces, inner courtyard, royal square, etc.) – have been developed within OPEN, linked to enhancing usage methods, expanding the visitor experience, designing new narratives, and developing new cultural products.


Among SPAZI REALI, the Royal Gardens play a central role in engaging the community, aiming to make them not only accessible but enriched with sports, recreational, and cultural activities, considering diverse user needs.

The goal of monitoring the development plan is to assess the effectiveness and impacts of these activities through a tool capable of gathering data, communicating the positive impacts and repercussions on the urban context, with the aim of guiding future decisions.


The definition of a flexible and easy to use monitoring toolkit by the staff of the Royal Museums was supported by the guidance provided during the development of the grant Next Generation You.

The entire process allowed for the evaluation of:

  • Strengthening the cultural identity of SPAZI REALI, particularly the Royal Gardens, based on the monumental and environmental values they embody, solidifying their social role as a public space, a place for community rejuvenation, and maximizing the positioning of the MRT (Royal Museums Turin) within the city context.
  • Developing corporate relations by researching and cultivating new opportunities, identifying a supportive role within the institution capable of fostering collaborations, managing relationships, and maximizing the use of the Royal Spaces, especially the Royal Gardens, broadening and diversifying their user base through the definition of a calendar of cultural and recreational activities and the monitoring of the impacts of the developed strategies
  • Care and maintenance of the Royal Gardens to develop a strategic and integrated management approach for the Gardens, capable of handling space maintenance, experimenting with innovative scheduled maintenance systems, and training specialized professionals in the care of plant components



Alessio Re

Erica Meneghin