The collection of the Museo Civico d’Arte Antica in Turin consists mainly of medieval, Renaissance and Baroque art. The seat of the museum, which was reopened in 2006, is the Palazzo Madama. In addition to the museum, you can also climb to Torre Panoramico, for a magnificent view over the city.
Museo Civico d’Arte Antica Turin
Address: Piazza Castello – Turin. Phone: (+39) 011 4433501. Opening times: From 10.00 till 18.00. Closed: Tuesdays. Ticket price: 10 Euros (discount: 8 Euros; free for children younger than 18). Abbonamento Musei and Torino + Piemonte Card: Free. Handicapped access: Available. (The Green Pass is required during the Covid-crisis.)
History and description
The Civic Museum of Ancient Art was founded in 1934. Its collection is spread out over four floors.
The lower floor is dedicated to medieval art. The objects include stone sculptures, gold jewelry and mosaics. The medieval garden is a highlight.
Gothic and Renaissance art can be admired on the ground floor of the building.
The first floor is dedicated to Baroque art. The main attraction here are the sumptuously decorated Royal Apartments. The 18th century wooden furniture by Pietro Piffetti and Luigi Prinotto is also well worth checking out.
On the second floor you can see examples of decorative arts through the centuries. These include ceramics, ivory, gold, textiles and gilded glass objects.