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. Using our custom trip planner, Turin attractions like Civic Museum of Ancient Art (Palazzo Madama) can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • This museum is doable in an hour or two. It has richly decorated rooms, religious artwork, extensive ceramics and a nice view from it's rustic towers....which are accessible by stairs or elevator...  more »
  • My mother and I visited the Palazzo Madama on August 28. The exhibitions are super and the building itself is incredible. What stood out was an incredibly helpful lady of the museum staff, who went...  more »
  • I liked the baroque rooms and medieval garden of the palace. However, the art collection, especially in Baroque section lacks basic information.  more »
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  • If you are into history this a must to visit to dive into ancient and modern Torino. They have a really nice permanent exposition as well as selected temporary exhibitions. Some of the pieces are really exquisite and some of the rooms will make you bounce in time. The coffee as a good view with huge windows making a really comfortable snack break. Be sure to go all the way up to the tower and have an amazing view of the center, try to make it for sunset!
  • We have a 9 month old and this was a very nice peaceful day out. The museum wasn't crazy busy or packed... so we got to take our time going through the museum. All of the pieces were very interesting and I esp. Many fascinating and beautiful things to see in this palace, which was first a Roman gate, then a medieval small fort, then in the 15th century a palace.
  • This interesting museum is on the same square as the Royal Palace. It is not as big but is also definitely worth s look. Princess Christine Marie moved into it after the death of her husband as the Royal Palace was too big. She had a love of dancing and thus the Palazzo Madama was the location for many balls and its large rooms, with their beautiful ceilings, and grand entrance stairway was ideally suited for them. There is a huge collection porcelain and gold & silver in one of the rooms and there are some lovely sculptures throughout the palace. Included in the tour is a visit to the top of one of the two towers (by stairs or lift) where you good views across the city. Finally you can visit the small but calming medieval gardens.
  • Rivaling the Palace museum next door, the Madama has a LOT to see, even if it's on a slightly smaller scale. Like next door, it's worth seeing the beautiful palace rooms and building even if the displays aren't to your taste. There is a lot of ecclesiastical art, but don't let that put you off. Buy the museum card to get the best rate. There was a permanent collection of artifacts mostly from Italy, from several centuries. One of the changing exhibitions was a very small but interesting exhibition of perfumes! On a Sunday afternoon one had to queue for some fifteen minutes to get into the museum. The palace itself is really worth seeing.
  • it is near royal palace. , the highlight of the visit is for sure the stunning view from the top of the towers! By taking the elevator or the stairs, you will reach the top of the tower and will be able to admire a very nice panorama of the city of Turin and its iconic monument: the Mole Antonelliana. It had 3-4 floors.

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