Civic Museum of Ancient Art (Palazzo Madama), Turin

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View more than 70,000 works of art at Civic Museum of Ancient Art (Palazzo Madama), one of Italy's premier and most varied collections. Explore the halls of the Palazza, an intricate building with origins in ancient Rome, as you admire creations dating from the Middle Ages through the Baroque era. Wander through 35 rooms filled with ceramics, carvings, and tapestries, plus classical paintings and portraits. Visit the museum's tower and terrace for views of Torino. Note that this collection is not Turin's Museum of Ancient Art (Museo dell'Antichita), which is located elsewhere. Put Civic Museum of Ancient Art (Palazzo Madama) at the forefront of your travel plans using our Turin tourist route planner.
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  • The collection of Palazzo Madama is especially beloved by torinesi, represents a unique historical perrcorso in Piedmontese as Ducal art collections. Don't miss the collection of minor arts, built primarily from Tapparelli D'azeglio
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  • Great collection of antiques exposed in this museum that form part of the dependencies of the Palacio Real.
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  • On the site of the porta pretoria, in the middle ages, Guglielmo VII Marquis of Monferrato built a fortress which turned then in the castle of the Princes of Achaea in ' 400 widened and enriched. Between ' 600 and ' 700, Christine of France, wife of Victor Amadeus I, and Maria Giovanna Battista of Savoy-Nemours, wife of Charles Emmanuel II, chose the Castle as a royal residence, giving him a big boost. The new neo-classical façade was designed by the architect Filippo Juvarra from Messina in 1718. In the 800, finally, Carlo Alberto House the first Senate of the Kingdom of Italy. Since 1934 the Palace houses the collections of ancient art museum.
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  • A stunning architectural complex and an absolute must-see for any visitor! 2,000 years of history in this incredible building, that includes an Imperial Roman gate, a medieval fortified castle, a baroque palace and a wonderful collection of art. Don't miss to climb (there is also an elevator) the SE tower to enjoy a great view of the city of Torino.
  • Nice architecture and grounds. Everything was closed for the holiday so we weren't able to see much what it had to offer.
  • You cannot miss this palace if you are visiting the city
  • It's one of the amazing museums (Palace) I've seen so far in Torino! The artifacts are just mindboggling! The sculptures are such a pleasure for your eyes... The detailing on those are so precise and beautiful!!! Not to forget, the staff (at least the ones I've met) is really amazing and helpful! If in Torino, don't miss it! Have fun!
  • They have so many artifacts and not enough space, some of them are placed on upper shelves, where you cannot see anything.