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Palazzo Madama

Overview

A noble Palace named after the Royal Madames

Right downtown Turin, in Piazza Castello, is Palazzo Madama, one of the city’s most important and representative buildings.

The history of the palace is retraced along the itinerary of the tour, which includes a visit to four floors: at the level of the moat are the foundations from the Roman age, sculptures, mosaics and finds from the early centuries of the Middle Ages. Climbing up, the tour takes you from the fifteenth-century environments of the ground floor to the first floor of the palace, as you admire the grand staircase and wonderful frescoes from the Baroque period.

The project was promoted by Royal Madames Cristina di Francia and Maria Giovanna Battista di Savoia-Nemours, to whom we also owe the present name.

Since 1934, it has been the home of the Museo Civico d'Arte Antica (Civic Museum of Ancient Art ) and houses a vast collection of sculptures and works that represent the various centuries of its history, as well as majolica and porcelain, the cornerstones of the museum's heritage.

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Palazzo Madama

P.za Castello, 10122 Torino TO, Italy

Call +390114433501 Website

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