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Art is the norm in Turin: more than 40 museums will satisfy your passion and curiosity. You cannot miss the Museo Egizio, the Museo Nazionale del Cinema, in the wonderful setting of the Mole Antonelliana, the GAM-Galleria Civica di Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, the Pinacoteca Giovanni e Marella Agnelli in the original casket designed by Renzo Piano and much more.
MUSEO EGIZIO: The second museum in the world after Cairo's exhibits an inestimable heritage of finds from the origins of Egyptian civilization to the 6th century AD.
CASTELLO DI RIVOLI: Magnificent Baroque building, today housing the most important Italian contemporary art museum with works documenting the artistic activity from the Fifties to the present day.
MUSEO NAZIONALE DEL CINEMA: The Mole Antonelliana, Antonelli’s masterpiece, hosts the rich collections of the museum: a pleasant adventure in the history of the Seventh Art, from the Lumière brothers to the modern special effects.
GALLERIA SABAUDA: It was funded in 1832 by Charles Albert with the paintings of the ancient picture gallery of Savoy dukes and kings. This is one of the most important Italian picture galleries.
GAM: The collections of paintings, engravings, sculptures and drawings document Italian art from the end of the 18th century until today. Important examples of foreign art with an interesting range of works regarding Italian historic avant-gardes are also present.
PINACOTECA GIOVANNI E MARELLA AGNELLI: The "casket" designed by Renzo Piano hosts works by Tiepolo, Canaletto, Bellotto, Canova, Manet, Renoir, Matisse, Balla, Modigliani and Severini.
Experience the atmosphere of bygone times and the magnificence of the times when Turin was the capital of Italy by visiting the sumptuous Royal Residences, where the Savoy dynasty lived. The palaces and monuments that were designated as a world heritage by UNESCO in 1997 are a historical, artistic and environmental heritage of great splendour, not to be missed.
PALAZZO REALE: Its construction started in 1646 by order of Christine of France, duke Victor Amadeus I’s wife, and was the official residence of the Savoy dukes and later kings for more than two centuries. Today the royal apartments furnished with precious objects and paintings can be admired.
PALAZZO MADAMA: In the heart of the city, this wonderful museum-residence recounts the story of Turin from its origins, because it includes in a single building the towers of the old Roman gate Porta Pretoria, the fifteenth-century Castle of Ludovico D'Acaja and the spectacular façade with hall and grand staircase by Juvarra.
PALAZZO CARIGNANO: In the heart of the city, this wonderful museum-residence recounts the story of Turin from its origins, because it includes in a single building the towers of the old Roman gate Porta Pretoria, the fifteenth-century Castle of Ludovico D'Acaja and the spectacular façade with hall and grand staircase by Juvarra.
CASTELLO DEL VALENTINO: This majestic seventeenth-century residence rising on the banks of the river Po is located in Turin’s biggest park. Its characteristic slanting roofs are a tribute to Royal Lady Christine of France, who was particularly fond of it and staged tournaments, carousels, parties and river battles here.
VILLA DELLA REGINA: In the first decades of the Seventeenth century, Cardinal Maurizio of Savoy used this residence, inspired by Roman villas, to host the Accademia dei Solinghi. The following century, Queen Anne d’Orléans chose this villa as hill residence, while during the nineteenth century it passed to the Daughters of Military Personnel. In the park, sculptures, fountains and marble balustrades can be found at different levels.
BASILICA DI SUPERGA: Designed by Filippo Juvarra, it was built on the top of the hill, in a strategic and panoramic position, by Victor Amadeus II to keep the vow he made on the occasion of the siege to Turin in 1706.