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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  • If you were visiting Palazzo Madama, do not forget to spend half an hour visiting the four Gothic sculptures from the portals of Notre Dame. They represent an angel head, a head of a bearded man, a head of king and a female head. Date back to 1200, they were later removed during the French revolution at the end of 700. Found in 1977 they were moved to the Cluny Museum. Interesting the large movie that masterfully tells their story. See also the section dedicated to Victor Hugo and his Notre-Dame de Paris of 1831.
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  • Unique wardrobe small lockers at the entrance from €1: Couldn't get us a small trolley!
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  • A really interesting visit with a historical route told really well. The beauty of the salons and the paintings shows all the magnificence of the time. Having a coffee in the bright verandas that overlook the centre of Turin is a spectacle. A special nod to the staff: very kind and always available (a hug to Silvana)
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  • Absolutely stunning! Do not miss! I had a fantastic experience. I suppose a lot of places in Italy are very beautiful and this museum is a nice place to appreciate. Try the other museums in the square too. I enjoyed the lovely view at the end and the rooms of ceramics and old manuscripts/books.
  • This place has historical significance. When you visit the place you are amazed with the architecture and grandeur of the place. People who love the history will definitely enjoy.this place is situated in the center of the turin city.
  • Great palace full of interesting artifacts and paintings. Many arts and crafts, not just paintings! Lovely cafe.
  • Good place,have one free day,need search info.
  • The gardens are closed for maintenance, as are some parts of the exhibitions too, so you could suddenly see things like cartons and papers inside the cabinets, which are clearly not a remain from ancient times. We were also not allowed into most of the second floor, so all in all it was definitely not worth the price.
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