| Farhat al-Amir Palace|
Reggia Farhat al-Amir
|Location||Lungofiume 42, Verunia, Istalia|
|Construction||1823 - 1831|
|Architect||Marwan ibn Tareef|
|Affiliation|| Former Emirate of Quanzar
Artistic heritage of the Istalian Empire
Farhat al-Amir Palace (Istalian: Reggia Farhat al-Amir, Majatran: قصر فرحة الأمير, translitteration: Qasr Farhat al'Amir, translated as Palace of the Emir's delight), is an historical palace in Verunia, Trivendito, which was the official residence of the Emirs of Quanzar since 1934 to 2110.
The Palace was commissioned in 1821 by the Emir Karim III ibn Ahmad, Sovereign of the Empire of Quanzar. The Emir wished to have a pleasure palace on the lush northern istalian countryside to use as a pleasant retreat for him and his court.
Karim himself indicated the place where to build the palace: during one of his long hunting seasons, was struck by the beauty of a pleasant place alongside the shores of the largest of the central great istalian lakes, just few miles outside the walls that once surrounded Verunia, where Harun ibn Ahmad, after the conquest of Istalia, established the quanzari administration of the peninsula, defended by the largerst army division in Istalia.
The Palace was built in the so called Quanzari Post-classicism, considering as classic the architecture of the Empire of Quanzar during the XVIII century, by Marwan ibn Tareef, architect as well as mathematician, making extensive use of valuable materials such as marbles, glass mosaic, golden and silver coatings, etc...
The palace was then sourrended by a large park divided in gardens of delights, just around the palace, and in hounting grounds which occupied many square kilometres alongside the lake.
The interior before the fall of the Empire, were charaterized by a decoration based on stoneworks and mosaics but when the royal family established here its residence, the decoration was totally renowed using a more classical western style and making extensive use of golden, silver and crystal mosaics and ornaments.
During the years of the Emirate of Quanzar the name of the Palace was often used as a metonym for the Emir Royalty and its court as well as for the Emirate Capital itself, which officially was al-Qalea (majatran: القلعة), litterally the Citadel, the name with which was known Verunia under the Emirate.
After the fall of the Emirate the Palace was transformed into a Museum, the Quanzari History Museum and remained so until today except for the period of the first Quanzari restoration led by the Order of the Golden Crown (2684-3121) which chose the palace to be again one of the royal residence, also if it was not the main one. When the Republic was restored, the palace returned to its previous status of museum.