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Civic Museum of Ancient Art (Palazzo Madama)

Piazza Castello, 10122 Turin, Italy (Centro)
39 011 4433501
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Ranked #20 of 134 attractions in Turin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums, Art Museums
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Milan, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

Eclectic collections with masterworks of Antonello da Messina, van Eyck, Defendente Ferrari. An enchanting garden and an astonishing view from the tower over Turin. A must.

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newcastle
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

As you come in the entrance fronting Madama, the entry foyer contains a massive staircase branching off to the left and right. We suggest you go up one way and return the other. No one seems to go up here , as it seems to go nowhere [ and it does, as it is not the museum entrance] and we... More

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

We had finished the visit to the Royal Palace and Armoury and had some time to spare and as we walked passed my wife suggested we see if this museum was free entry with the Piedmont Torino card. It was and what a visit it turned out to be. There are many floors and each houses much amazing exhibits from... More

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

The Museum is housed in the ancient Palazzo Madama, a building that dates back many centuries and there are Two Towers on one side that clearly show it's part in early fortifications. The main entrance now is through a marble facade added much later. The building can be visited on four floors plus a basement and houses a treasure trove... More

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

Have visited this palace several times, and have never been disappointed. A garden has been added to the lower external level which is delightful. The artworks and just the shire beauty is well worth a look

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portland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

Went to most of the museum in Torino during our stay over the new year and found this one the best. excellent art etc. Garden in the winter was interesting but not as nice as summer, i'm sure. Wandered through several floors and it's a bit confusing but get a map and make sure you get to all the different... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

A lovely collection of artwork in all forms in a centrally located, easy to maneuver palace that is worth seeing in and of itself. Even if you're not a museum enthusiast, you'll like this one!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

This building contains a Roman gate to the Roman city, medieval parts and glorious baroque elements… the staircase is magnificent… The museum is OK…

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Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

This museum is a pleasant surprise. The collection is interesting, varied, and is presented in a very appealing and easy-to-understand manner. Many of the pieces have English translations. The building itself is a work of art, and there is an interesting garden, basement storage area, and wonderful views from the tower. The café also has a great view over Piazza... More

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Ancona, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

This museum is very interesting and offers a wonderful view of Piazza Castello as well as many interesting ehibitions. Don't forget to visit the garden and the terrace from where you can admire a lovely view of Turin

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