Civic Museum of Ancient Art (Palazzo Madama), Turin

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View more than 70,000 works of art at Civic Museum of Ancient Art (Palazzo Madama), one of Italy's premier and most varied collections. Explore the halls of the Palazza, an intricate building with origins in ancient Rome, as you admire creations dating from the Middle Ages through the Baroque era. Wander through 35 rooms filled with ceramics, carvings, and tapestries, plus classical paintings and portraits. Visit the museum's tower and terrace for views of Torino. Note that this collection is not Turin's Museum of Ancient Art (Museo dell'Antichita), which is located elsewhere. Using our custom trip planner, Turin attractions like Civic Museum of Ancient Art (Palazzo Madama) can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • This museum is doable in an hour or two. It has richly decorated rooms, religious artwork, extensive ceramics and a nice view from it's rustic towers....which are accessible by stairs or elevator...  more »
  • My mother and I visited the Palazzo Madama on August 28. The exhibitions are super and the building itself is incredible. What stood out was an incredibly helpful lady of the museum staff, who went...  more »
  • If you are into history this a must to visit to dive into ancient and modern Torino. They have a really nice permanent exposition as well as selected temporary exhibitions. Some of the pieces are really exquisite and some of the rooms will make you bounce in time. The coffee as a good view with huge windows making a really comfortable snack break. Be sure to go all the way up to the tower and have an amazing view of the center, try to make it for sunset!
  • We have a 9 month old and this was a very nice peaceful day out. The museum wasn't crazy busy or packed... so we got to take our time going through the museum. All of the pieces were very interesting and I esp. Many fascinating and beautiful things to see in this palace, which was first a Roman gate, then a medieval small fort, then in the 15th century a palace.

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