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Civic Museum of Ancient Art (Palazzo Madama)
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Ranked #26 of 370 things to do in Turin
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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“Something For Everybody”
Reviewed 9 May 2014

The Museum is housed in the ancient Palazzo Madama, a building that dates back many centuries and there are Two Towers on one side that clearly show it's part in early fortifications. The main entrance now is through a marble facade added much later. The building can be visited on four floors plus a basement and houses a treasure trove of objects including very impressive early paintings and large displays of porcelain from the various factories. The Fourth floor is an open viewing area of most of the city and worth a visit on it's own. We were especially impressed by the descriptive boards which were also maximised for Braille users. The religious paintings and icons on the ground floor are particularly impressive. However the controllers of the building have decided to provide free wifi to any visitors and whilst this is in many ways a commendable action, it has resulted in the building, particularly the street level floor, being treated by many student visitors as a convenient point for Internet access rather than a space to enjoy the displays.

Visited May 2014
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 9 May 2014

Have visited this palace several times, and have never been disappointed. A garden has been added to the lower external level which is delightful. The artworks and just the shire beauty is well worth a look

Visited April 2014
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“best museum in Torino”
Reviewed 2 March 2014

Went to most of the museum in Torino during our stay over the new year and found this one the best. excellent art etc. Garden in the winter was interesting but not as nice as summer, i'm sure. Wandered through several floors and it's a bit confusing but get a map and make sure you get to all the different parts of the floors. like to go back.

Visited January 2014
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New York City, New York
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“A bit of everything”
Reviewed 20 February 2014

A lovely collection of artwork in all forms in a centrally located, easy to maneuver palace that is worth seeing in and of itself. Even if you're not a museum enthusiast, you'll like this one!

Visited February 2014
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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“A most historic building in full center of town...”
Reviewed 23 January 2014

This building contains a Roman gate to the Roman city, medieval parts and glorious baroque elements… the staircase is magnificent… The museum is OK…

Visited November 2013
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