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Palavela, formerly known as Palazzo delle Mostre and Palazzo a Vela is an indoor arena that is located in Turin, Italy, on the bank of the River Po. It was designed by engineer Franco Levi and architects Annibale and Giorgio Rigotti. The arena is 130 metres in diameter. The Palavela was featured in the 1969 film The Italian Job. In a famous scene in the film, three Minis are seen driving onto and over the arena's distinctive roof. It has a seating capacity for a maximum 12,200 people, and 9,200 when configured for basketball games.
Progettato da Franco Levi e da Annibale e Giorgio Rigotti, il Palazzo delle Mostre (oggi Palavela) è affacciato sul bacino d'acqua artificiale in prossimità del lungo Po ed è caratterizzato... more »Designed by Franco Levi and Hannibal and Giorgio Rigotti, the Exhibition Palace (now Palavela) overlooks the reservoir near the long Po and features...
Finalmente questo anno hanno riaperto la struttura al pubblico, anche se solo per poco tempo..pista stupenda, personale educato e gentile, bar fornitissimo. Sarebbe bello poter sfruttare la struttura.... more »Finally this year they reopened the property to the public, even if only for a short time. Gorgeous track, polite and kind staff, very helpful bar. It would be nice to be able to take advantage of the structure...
Very functional and multipurpose place, useful for studying and watching basketball.
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