About Natalia R
Lives in London, United Kingdom
Since Jul 2011
25-34 year old female
History Museums, Art Museums
Historic Sites, Art Galleries, Architectural Buildings
Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites
The Egyptian Museum of Turin was founded back in 1824 by the Savoy Royal Family and houses an impressive collection across its three floors: mummies, papyrus, and sarcophagus are just some of the treasures you can unearth here! Due to the beautiful pieces on display, and their historical value, this venue is considered to be the most important Egyptian museum in the word after the one in Cairo.
Some of the very first Italian film studios were founded here in Turin and from 1903, actors and directors flocked from all over the country to make movies in what was fast-becoming Italy's major film hub. The National Cinema Museum (Museo Nazionale del Cinema) tells the story behind Turin's cinema history, where visitors are actors, directors and viewers all at the same time...
An UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1997, Reggia di Venaria is a charming and fascinating countryside palace, which was built between the 17th and 18th century. While not the main residence of the Savoy Royal Family, they nevertheless commissioned the design of this hunting base to some of the most acclaimed artists of the period — expect lots of white marble, finely decorated ceilings and gorgeous gardens.
Within these precious and historical royal palace walls, you have the unique opportunity to admire a huge collection of contemporary art, featuring some of the most fashionable Italian artists. Both the palace and its masterpieces are must-sees in their own right!
The Royal Palace is located in the main square of the city, Piazza Castello, which lies at the heart of Turin. It was built during the 17th century as the main residence of the Savoy Royal Family, and its interiors are suitably decorated with luxurious tapestries and beautiful golden, sparkling chandeliers. Surely an unforgettable experience!
Founded by the Italian Alpine Club in 1874, this museum tells the story of one of the main natural features of the city: the spectacular mountains, visible from every corner. From the Alps to the Himalayas, the museum recounts the striking adventures of some of the bravest mountain explorers and their tools: old fashioned skis, tents used during K2 expeditions and even artifacts from Nepal.
The Agnelli family — owners of Fiat — decided to turn part of their former industrial estate into a cultural venue, and this gallery is located at the very top of their development; within a fascinating building designed by Italian architect Renzo Piano. The gallery displays the Agnelli family's private collection of about 25 masterpieces, which are well worth a visit.
One of the newest and most interesting museums in town, MAO displays an impressive collection of Asian arts — with almost 1500 artworks sourced from the five most important areas in Asia, it is fast becoming one of the most important collections in Italy.
This attractive museum sits next to the Royal Palace: one side keeps its original medieval castle-like façade, while the other is an outstanding example of late Baroque architecture. Commonly called 'Madame Palace' due to the two queens who controlled its updates and renovations, the palace once played host to all manner of royal events and celebrations, and is interesting inside and out.
Designers and cars have always been part of Turin's history. The Museum of the Automobile (Museo dell'Automobile) displays almost 200 vehicles and is a must for all automobile fans. From the first Italian cars to Schumacher's Ferrari, explore the variety of historic models housed here, including an old Fiat 500, a 1914 Rolls Royce and a 1922 Citroen!