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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  • I'm from Turin. Magnificent interiors, always hosts exhibitions. To visit at least for the Interior I live in Turin. It hosts exhibitions. Worth to be visited and admire the architecture and beauty inside
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  • I returned to the Senate on the occasion of the exhibition held for 150 years of la stampa staged until May 22 and I was really outraged by the method chosen for the exhibition galleries. the idea of retracing the history of the newspaper founded in 1867 through the images on it published could also make sense, but the way they are presented is incredible. 480 photos divided into 13 sections and "throw" on separate tables to showcase. the issues encountered during the exhibition, in the medieval Court, are:-the drafting, with photos of various directors who worked, press machines, current layout methods, meetings with heads editors; -work, from that of mondine to the call center, through the trade of Baker and factories; -leisure, with images that reproduce a cruise 50 years organized by the press, the summer camps with carload of luggage for the sea of years 80, etc; -the third page, dedicated to the world of culture with the faces of the characters who have written for the newspaper or there are still appeared-enzo biagi, mike bongiorno, etc.--Turin, with the changes they underwent in the last century, both in terms of its squares that fiat, but also images of students and visitors such as Charles; -terrorism in Turin, with the faces of the representatives of br and first line, images of the killings committed by them and the APPO haunts in the city; -fashion with its transformations, from clothes to clothing typical of the years 50 years 70 latest tattoos; -rights, with pictures of the battles for abortion and for the job, for the right to parades etc.; -solidarity, fielded by the same printing with donations made to the victims of the vajont and earthquakes in southern Italy; -migration, with photos of migrants arrived in Turin from South Italy first, from albania and from the Middle East and africa today. two images in particular immortalize a family of salerno upon his arrival in 60 years and today with his sons own bars; -conflicts, by the two world wars to the newer ones through the Balkan war; -the world, with different events and finally-sport, with photos that immortalize important events like the Winter Olympics in Turin, the football world, ski racing and swimming, the bench where he founded the Turin, etc. it's about 40 shots for each window, numbered, with caption at the bottom. for each photo are given author, subject and year. the numbering does not always appear logical and sometimes touching look far the photos to find them then maybe a meter farther ... this time-consuming and confusing. also for those who are not equal those at the top are seen scarcely. the idea is to a complete lack of planning. It is absolutely a sin as some photos are also fine or remember important events. deserved certainly be enhanced with a more sensible exposure. even less, perhaps only a hundred, magnified and displayed-even with the original side-so they can be enjoyed by the public, with caption below. This would make the show more enjoyable. at the center of the room are displayed on front page of la stampa 47 lighting panels that cover the most salient facts of Italian history: world wars, the kennedy assassination, the moon landing, the fire of cinema, the fall of the twin towers, the election of obama, the nomination of Francis, to name a few ... arrows show how to switch between the 4 squares with the panels so as not to lose the thread. ashore two monitors show photos posted by the readers of the newspaper: seniors, children ... even a cat, intent on reading the newspaper. the sequence is the same and lasts 7 minutes. no big deal. There is also a video where you can see interviews of 8 directors of la stampa. very short audio files in the background are reminiscent of epochal events: the speech of the wife of one of the police escorts of falcone during funerals, the exultation of the chronicler at the moment of victory of world of 82 and a couple of others. in the middle of the room was placed an artwork of pistoletto entitled "the world of print." It is a ball covered in newspaper articles inside a metal ball. This maybe the only thing that deserves the whole view. It takes about 2 hours to visit her, unfortunately in part because of the difficulty of associating captions to photos in the Windows. the cost is 5 €, free with Museum subscription. the cumulative with museum ticket-which costs € 10-€ 14. While not dear don't deserve. I don't recommend. the Council instead as always the Museum that remains one of the most interesting of Turin.
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  • I have never joined the Senate despite it often, I took advantage on a cold Sunday, staff was not impressed as they ran in circles between rooms, the Senate says a lot more outside and inside. Ideal though if you have more than 3:00 available to see it all. Important flaw is that on Sunday there is a high rate of tourists in the elevator for disabled or for those who were unable to make the stairs had been destroyed, very nice view to the 150 years of printing, nothing fancy but I expected something more
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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.