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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  • Half half Palace Castle, keeper of the history of Turin, rightly included in Unesco World Heritage sites. It owes its name to two madame of the throne of Savoy: Christina of Bourbon first, Jeanne of Savoy then. In the Senate of the Kingdom of Italy seat 800, also houses the Museo Civico d'Arte Antica. Special thanks to a great caretaker, who told me many things about this building and other "goodies" on a city
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  • Let me start by saying that the score deals only with the exhibition "landscapes". I returned to the Senate on the occasion of the exhibition "landscapes" in the medieval court until October 23, which provides ticket compared to 4 floors of permanent and I certainly appreciated the preparation simple and efficace...ma I was very puzzled by the cost of the ticket. as the site says, correctly, the photos shown of Franco Fontana-not to be confused with Lucio-are only 25, large format and not even particularly pretty. depict mostly landscapes in Basilicata, Puglia and in New Mexico. beyond the beauty of €8 business card picture really does seem a robbery. you visit in 10 minutes to say much, including delivery of the two panels about the life and work of the photographer! and I am very slow when it comes to museums and exhibitions! Fortunately it's free with your subscription museums, but for those who have to pay I think is really overkill at this price. Besides leaving the view I heard two ladies say that box office was told that wasn't included in the subscription. Luckily I heard this and I immediately said that was not true, allowing them to enter without pay since they were paid. I encountered then again and was told there had been a misunderstanding. even they didn't seem very enthusiastic of the photos ... the Palace remains as always beautiful. currently there are two small exhibitions included in the ticket price of the permanent collection. the first is in the Chinese cabinet, in two small rooms where are held continually small displays of material in the possession of the Museum. When I was there were 18 engravings of Turin palaces, of the 1600 and 1700, accompanied by some drawings made in biro from a contemporary artist who depicted the Senate surrounded by canals and waterways, as if Venice. the other is located in two shop Windows before exiting the Museum and is curated by the guys at a school who have exhibited printed materials used in the ancient beauty of Turin. a score of exhibits between receipts of purchases made in Paris, labels with the names of the perfumes and the image of beautiful ladies fashionable dressed up 800, cookbooks, and little else is what we can see on display. the material is accompanied by a short and effective explanations to help you understand this aspect of Turin lost. both exhibitions are visited in about ten minutes. Museum ticket costs €10, 15 the cumulative with view of fountain. free with Museum subscription. not recommended the visit to the exhibition "landscapes" unless you have a subscription, recommend it as always the Palace with its 4 floors of wonders, especially the paintings of the Hall on the ground floor and the third floor porcelain services ...
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  • A wonderful Museum in the interiors of Palazzo Madama. Beautiful porcelain collections, church interior items, icons and sculptures.
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  • It's a beautiful palace with some great exhibitions. Also, one must go to the top of the palace to get a decent view of the city of Turin. Must visit for anyone visiting Turin.
  • 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.
  • The palace is beautiful, but the collection did not surprised me at all
  • Whit Just 10€ you Can enter this beautiful Palace, see art pieces from different periods, and the magnificence of the first italian capital.
  • Just amazing palace. It is a must in Turin.

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