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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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Good in places, not so good in others

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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Lansdowne, Virginia
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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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Italy
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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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Margate City, New Jersey
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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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Turin, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Palazzo Madama is set on the wonderful Piazza castello, in Turin, in front of the Royal Castle. The building is a real artwork and took its "traditional" name from the embellishments it received under two queens (madama) of the House of Savoy The staircase is magnificent, and the whole building hosts one marvel after the other. It hosts a large... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

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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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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