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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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Extensive and varied museum in central Turin

Spent an enjoyable couple of hours here on Saturday 11th April 2015. The collections are primarily Gothic and ceramic, with some stone masonry and modern art, too. The building... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 12, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Spent an enjoyable couple of hours here on Saturday 11th April 2015. The collections are primarily Gothic and ceramic, with some stone masonry and modern art, too. The building itself is worth seeing and there's a small garden, which was vey pleasant. It was all rounded off by an impromptu concert given on the magnificent staircase by a visiting choir!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

The front and back of this palace are from very different eras and it is hard to believe they are the same building. The front is over-the-top baroque and the grand staircase has to be seen (it is free). Once inside (most of my group got in free because it was World Woman's Day but we would have gladly paid)... More 

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Tortona, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Spectacular historic building but also especially nice museum, located in the elegant and historic Piazza Castello, where are located the most famous and ancient buildings of the city. To get inside and see the museum is to pay a small fee ticket but if you prefer to just admire the building from the outside it's up to you, it is... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

The palazzo looks beautiful from the outside and there are certainly some interesting parts but there were a lot of negatives for me and I won't return here. This review I'll keep brief and to the point: Pro's - * The special exhibit on Primo Levi was very interesting and worth the visit * The mosaic floor downstairs was lovely... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Great collections with a stunning view of the city panorama and Alps from the tower. For free you can walk up the beautiful staircase, otherwise the museum is 10euro.

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Florence, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

At first floor, ending around february the 20th, you can enjoy an expositiond of many drawings by Filippo Juvarra, presented in a modern, live, and fascinating way. Don't miss it, if you like architecture and Torino.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

The palazzo is from the 1700's, the castle goes back to medieval times - and it is built on old roman ruins. Great collections of furniture, art, china, lovely rooms, nice coffee shop - thoroughly enjoyed it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

If you don't want to pay the 10 euro entrance fee, you can still go into the main entrance, walk up the beautiful stone staircase on one side and come down the other. On the way, you'll be able to admire the gorgeous ceiling, marble floor and decorations and all for free. However, it would be a pity not to... More 

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Turin, Italy
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

I saw the Portuguese Treasures exhibit and enjoyed it but was not blown away. The building is beautiful but maybe wait until an exhibit you're excited about before paying the 10 euros to get in. I prefer the Castello Reale and other museums in Turin to the Palazzo Madama, but it's central and in a beautiful piazza, so depending on... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

The museum itself, though quite striking is a yawn for me, but the special photographic exhibit made the price of admission.

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