See Palazzo Madama, one of the most representative buildings of Piedmont. Today, the palace houses the Museum of Ancient Art - collections including more than 70,000 works dating from the Middle Ages to the Baroque. These paintings, sculptures, illuminated manuscripts, ceramics and porcelain, gold and silverware, furniture and fabrics bear witness to the richness and production complexity of ten centuries of Italian and European art.
Address: Palazzo Madama - Piazza Castello – 10122, Torino
- Tuesday to Saturday 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
- Sundays 10:00 am to 7:00 pm.
- The ticket office closes 1 hour before closing time.
- Closed Mondays.
- Admission free on the first Tuesday of every month (if not a holiday).
- Reservations must be made with a minimum of 1-day notice.
- Reserved tickets must be picked up no later than 30 minutes before the confirmed time slot. After this time, reservations will be canceled and you will lose the right to your tickets.
- Any change is subject to confirmation according to availability.
- Non-professional photography is allowed, though it is forbidden to use the flash.
INFORMATION about access for visitors with limited mobility and disabilities:
- Free loan of wheelchairs.
- Audio-guides for the visually impaired.
- The main entrance of the museum is accessible to wheelchairs. The opening of the doors of the entrance is manual, with the doors opening towards the outside.
- The museum has an elevator, complete with numbering in Braille on the buttons inside and outside.
- There is a mobile lift on the ground floor to overcome some steps and access the Staffarda room.
- The museum has a dedicated tactile trail and audio guide prepared for the visually impaired. You are kindly asked to notify the museum about your visit by telephone to book the trail and audio guides. It is also possible to book free guided tours for the visually impaired.
IMPORTANT NOTE: The time you select on the order form is your preferred time. The museum will automatically confirm the closest available time, which can be any time during opening hours on the selected date if your preferred time is no longer available.
- Cancellations and changes without penalty if communicated within 24 hours from the original booking
- For cancellations or changes up to 3 days before the date of the visit, the cost of the service is due as penalty
- For cancellation or changes from 3 days before the date of the visit, no refund of the ticket, service, or ancillary services such as guides or earphones will be granted.
- Any change is subject to confirmation according to availability.
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HOW TO GET THERE:
Palazzo Madama is in the center of Turin. Traffic is subject to restrictions in certain areas. Please visit the City of Turin website for further information.
From the railway station:
Palazzo Madama is within walking distance from Porta Nuova (along Via Roma) and Porta Susa (along Via Garibaldi – about 2 km). Alternately, you can take a bus (routes 11, 12, 51, 55, 56, 61, 68) or a tram (routes 4, 13, 15, 18).
The underground parking garages – for which a fee is charged – are in Piazza Castello (“Torre Romana”), in Via Pietro Micca and in Piazza San Carlo.
Palazzo Madama is a large historic palace, which now houses the collections of the Museo Civico d’Arte Antica, Turin’s municipal museum of ancient art. Your visit consists of two tours in one – you will learn about the history of the building as well as about the works of art it contains. The visit covers four floors, taking you on a journey through time.
In the basement, down by the Roman foundations, there is the Lapidario Medievale – the medieval stonework collection – with stone sculptures and jewelery. The ground floor is mainly devoted to the fifteenth-century castle and to the art of the Middle Ages and of the Renaissance. In the Treasure Tower, you will find the famous Portrait of a Man by Antonello da Messina. The Baroque rooms on the first floor contain the art of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, with paintings and with furniture by Pifetti and Prunotto in lavishly decorated settings. Lastly, on the second floor, you will be able to see the decorative arts of all ages – ceramics, ivories, jewelry, fabrics, glasswork, and much more.
Discover the works of great artists and craftsman, and understand the culture and artistic tastes of this Alpine and frontier region, which was governed for six centuries by the Savoy dynasty. The immense collections on this floor were initially set up by the first directors of the museum as a catalog of models for Piedmontese craftsmen, and they now form one of the greatest collections of the applied arts in Italy.
A complete, though not exhaustive visit takes at least an hour and a half.
Your single ticket is valid all day for the permanent collections and temporary exhibitions.
- Visitors over 65 years of age
- Visitors from 10 to 25 years of age
- Members of associations recognized by Fondazione Torino Musei
- Groups of at least 20 visitors, with previous reservation (a single tour leader, who acts as the contact person, is granted free admission)
- Children under the age of 10
- Persons with disabilities and a member of the family, or an accompanying person who can prove affiliation with the social welfare services
- School classes of all grades, whether public or private, with previous reservation (accompanying school staff enter free of charge as follows:
- For nursery and elementary schools: 1 tour leader for every 10 students or fraction of 10
- for the first and second years of lower secondary school: 1 tour leader for every 15 students or fraction of 15
- Groups of students from all university faculties, fine-arts academies and academies of music on study tours, with previous reservation
- Accompanying teachers enter free of charge;
- Active directors of the Founding Institutions
- Directors and curators of Italian and foreign museums
- Managerial staff of the Ministry of Cultural Heritage
- Staff of the Fondazione Torino Musei and of the Cultural Services Division of the City of Turin
- Professional journalists
- Licensed tourist guides
- Members of the Amici della Fondazione Torino Musei and other affiliated museums with equal and reciprocal concessions
- Holders of ICOM cards valid for the current year
- Holders of the Abbonamento Musei / Torino Card and other promotional cards offered by the local authorities
- Service fees (pre-sale and online booking fees), as well as fees for temporary exhibitions happening during your visit are due for ANY KIND OF TICKET as well as on free admission days.
- When picking up a reduced or free ticket, you will be asked for a document proving your right to the price reduction.