Welcome to the Damascene Rose in Turin

The Damascene Rose, scientifically known as rosa damascena, is a flower of captivating beauty and profound historical significance. Originating in ancient Syria, this remarkable rose has left an indelible mark on various cultures throughout the centuries. Its allure and symbolism have transcended time, making it a subject of admiration and inspiration.
The Damascene Rose holds a special place in the hearts of many. With its delicate petals and intoxicating fragrance, it has become an enduring symbol of love, beauty, and purity. Its rich history, deeply rooted in the cultural fabric of numerous civilisations, adds to its allure.
Join us on a journey to explore the fascinating aspects of the Damascene Rose and discover the secrets that lie within its graceful blooms. Immerse yourself in the tales of poets, artists, and explorers who have been captivated by its charm. From its botanical features to its diverse uses and cultural significance, this exhibition will unveil the remarkable story of the Damascene Rose.
In the magnificent gardens of the Royal Museums of Turin, immerse yourself in the beauty of this captivating flower as you wander through the carefully cultivated Damascene Rose garden, featuring hundreds of shrubs sourced from Syria. This unique setting pays homage to the flower’s origins and creates an immersive experience that transports you to the heart of its rich cultural heritage.

Awake, my heart, for the dawn of love is nigh,
In the garden of longing, where roses sigh.
Beneath the moon’s gentle gaze, they unfold,
Petals kissed by the breeze, their secrets untold.