Turin's Best Museums



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Turin is a city renowned for its museums, there is a fine selection covering numerous subjects from armour to politics, from cinema to design, from ancient civilisation to modern art.

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Author: Adrian Petersen


Day 1 - Turin


This morning start at Via Accademia delle Scienza, 6. Here you will find two of Turin's greatest museums the Museo Egizio, where you'll find an extraordinary selection of archeological artefacts and the Galleria Sabauda with its great art collection. Lunch at Arcadia in the Galleria Subalpina about five minutes away in Piazza Castello, before heading to Piazetta Carlo Alberto to the site of Italy's first parliament at the Museo Nazionale del Risorgimento. This Museum illustrates the process of the political unification of Italy. Finally, stop at the Biblioteca Reale, housed within the Royal Palace, the Royal Library hosts Leonardo da Vinci's self portrait amongst other great works.


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Museo Egizio

Location:

Via Accademia delle Scienze 6
Palazzo dell'Accademia delle Scienze
10123 Turin, Italy

Contact:

tel: +39 011 561 7776
fax: +39 011 562 3157
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Galleria Sabauda

Location:

Via Accademia delle Scienze 6
Palazzo dell'Accademia delle Scienze
10123 Turin, Italy

Contact:

tel: +39 011 440 6903
fax: +39 011 5069814
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3

Arcadia

Location:

Galleria Subalpina, Piazza Castello
10123 Turin, Italy

Contact:

tel: +39 (0) 11 56 13 898
fax: +39 (0) 11 56 13 974
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Day 2 - Turin


Let's start where we finished off yesterday at Piazza Castello. Today is going to be a little more eclectic! So first we will head to the centre of Piazza Castello and Palazzo Madama, reopened in 2006 this fantastic baroque building hosts the Museo Civico d'Arte Antica di Torino. A short walk down the porticoed Via Po leads to the junction with Via Montebello, take a left here, and soon the sight of Turin's most iconic building, the Mole Antonelliana comes into view. Inside this extraordinary building resides the National Cinema Museum, spread over five floors and offering the visitor an insight into the world of film. Back to Via Po for the third stop of the day. At number 55, the Museo di Arti Decorative, no translation necessary, opened in 1999, due to the will of one of the most important art and antique dealers of the 20th century, Pietro Accorsi. Lunch at Porto di Savona in nearby Piazza Vittorio Veneto, number 2. Try the Piemontese tajarin style pasta. Finally a short bus or taxi (€8) ride away, along by the river Po is the Museo dell' Automobile Turin, charting the history and progress of Turin's motor industry and displaying the first Fiat 500 and the Itala 35/45 HP winner of the Peking to Paris race in 1907 amongst many other fine cars.


1

Palazzo Madama

Location:

Piazza Castello
10122 Turin, Italy

Contact:

tel: +39 011 443 3501
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2

Museo del Cinema

Location:

Via Montebello 20
10124 Turin, Italy

Contact:

tel: +39 011 813 8560
fax: +39 011 812 5738
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3

Museo di Arti Decorative

Location:

Via Po 55
10124 Turin, Italy

Contact:

tel: +39 011 837 6883
fax: +39 011 815 4061
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4

Porto di Savona

Location:

Piazza Vittorio Veneto 2
10123 Turin, Italy

Contact:

tel: +39 011 817 3500
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5

Museo dell' Automobile

Location:

Corso Unita d'Italia 40
10126 Turin, Italy

Contact:

tel: 0039 (0) 11 16 77 666
fax: 0039 (0) 11 66 47 148
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