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Civic Museum of Ancient Art (Palazzo Madama)

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Address: Piazza Castello, 10122 Turin, Italy
Phone Number: 39 011 4433501
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Sun 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Palazzo Madama: incredible Baroque staircases

Even if you don’t want to go into the museum itself, it is worth having a look at the magnificent Baroque staircases inside the building (you don’t need a ticket to walk up and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
London, United Kingdom

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Even if you don’t want to go into the museum itself, it is worth having a look at the magnificent Baroque staircases inside the building (you don’t need a ticket to walk up and admire either staircase). Film buffs may well recognise the location from the film “The Italian Job”.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fine collection of art coupled with a garden and a tower to climb. Some fine rooms as well and nicely free of crowds.

Thank Tractarian
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

This really is a beautiful place. The actual building is great and the staircase is so impressive. The ceramics collection is wonderful and all the exhibits are so beautifully laid out. Wish we had had more time there. Would recommend

Thank Jenny W
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

This museum is worth visiting just for the architecture. There's a very grand, imposing staircase (which you can see for free). The rest of the building is in a variety of styles, reflecting its complex history.You can go to the top of one of the corner towers for a spectacular view over the city. The art is in three sections:... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

The Palazzo Madama was built on a site dating back to ancient Rome. In fact as you enter you can see excavations from that time. In the medieval era it became a palace of the Dukes of Savoy - Turin/Torino was capital of their powerful dynasty for some time. In the 18th century the great architect Filippo Juvarra re-imagined it,... More 

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Cologne, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

If you are looking for a feeling similar to be a king or queen, this museum gives you exactly that one. This is a really beautiful palace and shows you how important Turin was in the history for this part of Europe.

Thank matsofos
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

The Palazzo Madama (or Civic Museum of Ancient Art) is one of Turin's greatest houses of treasures! Worth taking 1 or 2 hours out of your schedule to visit. Again, like so many in Turin, this building has a wonderful baroque-style architecture.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

Palazzo Madama has had a long and colourful history, full of twists and turns. It turns out that this was originally a Roman gate which morphed into a fortress in the Middle Ages, then became a castle in the 1400s, during the 16 and 1700s it was the home of the Royal Dowagers from the House of Savoy (hence the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

This beautiful palace in the Royal Palace Complex in the Centre of the indusrial city of Turin in Northern Italy hold a fascinating Art Gallery and a very interesting small walled garden in the older part at the back

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

Wonderful place to wander around, every corner you turn has something new. Plus spectacular panoramic view from the third-floor observatory (lift access).

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