Mole Antonelliana

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Mole Antonelliana
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Nik R
Varna, Bulgaria6,679 contributions
Dec 2019
This grand building, built just after the Risorgimento and originally designed to be a synagogue (but it never was), rises high above most of the buildings in Turin. Nowadays, it houses the amazing National Museum of Cinema. You can go up to the top of the dome and contemplate the marvelous view that open - the whole city of Turin, its surrounding area and the Alps. You can use the lift or you can go on foot, climbing the stairs (not recommended though for obvious reasons) and you will need a ticket which can be combined with a visit to the cinema and you will save some euros. Although it was Christmas time, the line was not big but the roof was quite packed and we had to be patient to get the best photo-shoot spots.
Written May 7, 2020
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JCVH
Scotland, UK477 contributions
Jan 2020 • Solo

The most iconic building in the Northern Italian city of Turin, the Mole Antonelliana was originally envisioned as a synagogue but has somehow wound up being a striking piece of the Torino skyline and rather unusually home to the museum of cinema, though that's a story for another review.

Aside from its eye-catching, sky-scraping height, the Mole offers the ability to take a lift up to a viewing platform, offering a 360 degree panorama view of the city. Truth be told the elevator, which goes up the centre of the building in a transparent shaft, can be quite daunting, but once up there it is definitely worth it for the view.

Ticket for both the elevator and the museum can be bought in conjunction for around €15 or separately, but I'd advise going for the joint.

I don't think you can visit Turin and not go see the Mole, and for the fairly small cost I'd say it's definitely worth going to see. Not an "oh my god, rush there!" type of event but worth seeing. Also worth noting that if you are there on a week day you should go then as opposed to weekend to beat queues.
Written January 31, 2020
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ian1811
Scotland, UK492 contributions
Apr 2022
We did both parts to this. First up the glass lift to the viewing deck where you can go out and walk around and get 360' views over the city and then work your around and up through the cinema museum. Depending on when you visit the theme of cinema changes? The experience is worth it alone.
Written April 21, 2022
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World traveler
California259 contributions
Jun 2022 • Couples
So disappointed with this attraction . First they would not let us in with our blue/white masks so we had to go to the one store across from the line to buy an N95 mask . Then once inside, NO ONE gave a hoot if anyone was wearing a mask or not. You have to buy a ticket to museum and then a ticket for the elevator to the top. They cram people in the elevator and again , no one enforces wearing a mask . Granted the view was nice at the top BUT we got a much better view from other high points in this city , for free . Then you once again cram into the little elevator and it takes you all the way down. Here’s the worse … you have to walk and wind your way UP to see any exhibits and finally when you’ve had enough , you find some unmarked door that leads to an unmarked staircase to walk all the way to the lobby again . Unless you are really into old movie stuff, don’t waste your money and time . Never been more disappointed with a tourist attraction on any country.
Written June 27, 2022
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delicious101
Banbury, UK23 contributions
May 2022 • Friends
The glass elevator is quite an experience! Taking you straight up the middle of the tower, not for the feint hearted. Amazing views from the top. The film museum is really interesting, don’t be put off by the fact that it goes up a few floors, the detailed stuff is on the lower floors.
Really interesting stairs down too.
Overall a fabulous building, worth reading up on its history too
Written May 16, 2022
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Orlanda Grech
Island of Malta, Malta27 contributions
May 2022
What a gem! This attraction is underrated for its national cinema museum and overrated for the panoramic view. Go for the guided tour about photography and cinema (it is also part of the Turin+Piedmont card), which is superb! For the panoramic view of Turin, trust a tried&tested experience, go to Palazzo Madama instead! :) Admiring the Mole from the outside from every bit of the city remains a memorable experience to cherish :).

ps. the inside is also featured on the Italian TV series NOI (Season 1)
Written May 26, 2022
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Paul Legate
St Ives, UK20,064 contributions
Jul 2020 • Solo
The Mole Antonelliana is a stunning structure in the heart of the city. The building takes its name from its creator Alessandro Antonelli. Construction of the building began in 1863 shortly after the unification of Italy. Completion was in 1889 after the death of Alessandro Antonelli. Initially the building was designed to be a synagogue and is now home to the National Museum of Cinema. It was somewhere that I have always wanted to see and I wasn't disappointed, I visited in July 2020 so I was unable to go inside due to Covid restrictions but at least I was able to get close enough to appreciate the immensity of the place.
Written October 3, 2020
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Kiara S
Chester, UK994 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
Pretty much impossible to miss. The Mole Antonelliana (construction completed in 1889) is now the National Museum of Cinema (tallest museum in the world). If you plan to visit inside be prepared - there is always a line, any day, and time, all year round. Try to get there when it opens in the morning. It’s Turin’s equivalent to the Eiffel Tower for photo ops and they can be captured from many angles all across the city.
Written February 24, 2020
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CarmineRedDarter
London27 contributions
Feb 2020 • Solo
The Mole Antonelliana, symbol of Turin, is a truly strange building. A Temple built at the top of its roof is just one of the features that make it special.
Take the elevator, hanging from only a few cables, through the inside of the Dome and you will have memorabile views from the roof top.
Not so good for people suffering from vertigo.
Written February 12, 2020
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ludor
Iasi, Romania2,750 contributions
Jan 2020
Visited in a Thursday afternoon, in January and there was no queue at all. The building is outstanding, easy to see and recognize from far. The elevator goes up to 85 meters high where is a platform offering amazing views over Torino. The national cinema museum is housed inside as well as a souvenir shop and a coffee shop.
Written January 24, 2020
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