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Turin

The first italian capital city

Elegant city of history, art and culture, Turin (Torino), located in the north-west of Italy, is a city to discover by having a walk under the porticos and the streets of the center, between palaces, sabaudian residences, churches and historical monuments.

Turin offers interesting touristic paths for art and culture: from the Egyptian Museum, that hosts the second world's largest collection, to the Cinema Museum, located into Mole Antonelliana, the building symbol of the city, to the MAO - Oriental Art Museum and GAM -Modern Art Gallery, one of the largest in Italy with more than 5000 thousand artworks.
More than 40 museums for learning and deepening one's knowledge: from the National Museum of Cinema, in the wonderful setting of the Mole Antonelliana, to the Egyptian Museum, the second most important museum of its kind in the world after Cairo.

If you prefer to feel the atmosphere of the past and the splendour of Torino as the capital in the wonderful Royal Residences, visit the rich homes of the Savoy dynasty, declared a "World Heritage Site" by UNESCO in 1997.
Both outside and in the city, you can admire sumptuous buildings and furnishings.
First of all, there are those that overlook piazza Castello: the majestic Royal Palace, designed by Castellamonte, is still considered to be one of the most beautiful palaces in Europe and Palazzo Madama , with the entrance hall and monumental staircase designed by the great architect Filippo Juvarra, that hosts the Museum of Ancient Art reopened in december 2006 after 19 years of restoration works.

Torino is also the Italian capital of contemporary art with institutions that are recognised all over the world, such as GAM, the Castle of Rivoli-Museum of Contemporary Art, the Sandretto Re Rebaudengo Foundation and the Merz Foundation, all venues that host major exhibitions and extraordinary permanent collections. In addition, it only takes a walk through the city to discover contemporary works by artists of international fame.
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