Monday, March 3, 2014

6 Museums and Historic Sites of Turin, Italy

Few countries can claim as extensive a heritage of artistic expression. To experience Italy's art firsthand is to touch the soul of the country. From archeological sites to architecture, museums and galleries, you will discover the many ways Italy's craftsmen and artists have articulated their passion over thousands of years. Here are a few of the must-see museums and historic sites of Turin, Italy.

Palazzo Reale
The seat of the royal Savoy family until the 1861 unification of Italy took place, displaying ornately decorated apartments, and splendid ceilings painted by Seyter, Miel and Morelly.

Armeria Reale
A wing of the Palazzo Reale, opened in 1837 containing one of the richest collections of arms and armory.

Mole Antonelliana
One of Turin's foremost symbols of architecture, it now houses the National Museum of Cinema.

Museo Egizio
The Egyptian Museum of Turin was establishing in 1824, with antiquities from about 4000BC to 639 AD.

Museo dell'Auto
One of the largest auto museums in the world and the only one of its kind in Italy, this stylistically modern building houses a collection of 170 cars.

Pinacoteca Agnelli
Architect Renzo Piano built this structure atop the Fiat building, featuring the private collection of Giovanni and Marella Agnelli, including works from Canaletto, Canola and Matisse.

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