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Palazzo Carignano, Turin

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Palazzo Carignano is a historical building in the centre of Turin, Italy, which houses the Museum of the Risorgimento. It was a private residence of the Princes of Carignano, after whom it is named. Its rounded façade is different from other façades of the same structure. It is located on the Via Accademia delle Scienze.

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  • Turin has so many beautiful buildings, so exquisite from the outside, so difficult to take in by photo  more »
  • This 17th century building is unique in Torino because of the undulating front: concave-convex and concave again.Richly decorated with frescoes, guilded chandeliers and classical furniture. this...  more »
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  • The Palazzo Carignano houses the Museum of the Risorgimento but it's possible to visit separately the royal apartments, including the ballroom that briefly became the seat of the first Italian parliament after unification. The guided tour, which takes place every half hour, is free. The guide did not speak English (he spoke slowly in Italian for my benefit) but there are descriptions in each room in English as well as Italian. However, the guide told several anecdotes about the building and its royal inhabitants that non-Italian speakers would miss out on.
  • the first king of the Unified Kingdom of Italy. It also housed the House of Deputies of the Subalpine Parliament in the mid 1800s. Today it houses the Museo del Resurgimento, as well as the National heritage Authority.Very interesting to see inside, but we were placed in an Italian only tour with no offer of an English one ? Entry is very cheap at only 5 Euros and is worth seeing.

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