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The Mole Antonelliana

The imposing structure, with its high dome, dominates the city and unmistakably defines the Turin skyline. It was built in the second half of the 19th Century, and designed by the architect Alessandro Antonelli, its namesake.The Mole AntonellianaThe Mole is over 525 ft high, and is a square base surmounted by a dome that in turn is surmounted by a colonnaded level or loggia - known as the "tempietto" (small temple) - and by its long, narrow spire that aims to scrape the sky. A panoramic elevator provides access to the tempietto, where visitors can admire the panoramic view of the city and surrounding areas. 
Today the Mole houses the National Museum of Cinema, important for its rich heritage and for the original and unique curation of the spaces within the bizarre architecture of the interiors.