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“Fascinating!”

Museo Nazionale del Risorgimento
Ranked #24 of 419 things to do in Turin
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed August 21, 2012

You could spend a week here but it is a lot to take in. Tremendous audio-visual explanations of how all the revolutions - French, German, Eastern European, Northern European & of course
Italian - all fed into each other. Puts the current Arab Spring into perspective.

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Reviewed July 31, 2012

This should have been an interesting visit: yet there was too much, too many rooms, too dark very often to be able to read the explanations, and too few worthy explanations. It is geared towards showing everything, irrespective of value. There are tv screens and some videos to watch but the level is a little basic, and the presentation quite skewed, at times.

Interestingly enough when, after visiting this museum, we asked the staff for the origin of the national Italian flag, no one could tell us where it came from. Maybe the museum ought to do a better job!

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Reviewed July 11, 2012

This palace in the heart of Torino was built in 1679. It belonged to the local ruling Savoy family who became the Royal Family of the united Italian state in1861. The red-brick edifice, with its fine interior is imposing and around it, magnificent piazzi. The museum sets out the flow of events from 1814, holds documents, maps photos, paintings, video clips, uniforms and the personal belongings of the heroes of the struggle for unification. These include Garibaldi,Gioberti, Balbo and many others. The highlight of this museum is the first national Parliament chamber: where for the first time representatives of all the Italian Provinces met to declare and build the new modern Italian State.For whoever takes an interest in the modern republic of Italy, this institution is a MUST. Torino was the first capital of the new Italy. It was a Royal City for centuries before...

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Reviewed May 3, 2012

Really liked the exhibition about the history of Italy (especially that we found the Hungarian part, too). The best is room no. 20 - that is amazing.

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Reviewed April 3, 2012

I loved the information programs screened on several tv sets along the exhibition. Very well produced and made. Bravo!! For the rest, I think the museography is not that good. Too many portraits and bust without a real explanation of who those people were. If you don't know the history of Italy, you kept wondering about it and about the sequence of the things you see. In the end, I was so bored and overwhelmed that I just rushed through the last of the many halls full of stuff.

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