Palazzo Madama Civic Museum of Ancient Art

Your ticket to discover and understand the culture and artistic tastes of this Alpine and frontier region...


Palazzo Madama
Piazza Castello - 10122, Torino

Palazzo Madama is one of the most monumental buildings representative of Piedmont. Today, Palazzo Madama houses the Museum of Ancient Art, whose collections include more than 70,000 works dating from the Middle Ages to the Baroque: paintings, sculptures, illuminated manuscripts, ceramics and porcelain, gold and silverware, furniture and fabrics that bear witness to the richness and complexity production of ten centuries of Italian and European art.

Open from Tuesday to Saturday: 10am to 6pm; Sundays: 10am to 7pm. The ticket office closes an hour before closing time.
Closed Mondays.
Admission free on the first Tuesday of every month (if not 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.

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. Free loan of wheelchairs. The opening of the doors of the entrance is manual thrust outwards. 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 path and audio guides. It is also possible to book free guided tours for the visually impaired. There are mobile cards of deepening and multimedia along the exhibition.

Not professional photo shooting is allowed; however, in order to improve the comfort and tranquility of the visit, it is forbidden to use the flash.

Cancellation Policy:

  • 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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PLEASE NOTE: Immediately after submitting an order, you will receive an email with your order summary plus a second email confirming your successful payment. A confirmation email with links to the vouchers will be sent one business day after you place your order (Monday afternoon for orders submitted on Friday and during the weekend). Please make sure that your anti-spam filter does not block automatic emails from [email protected]

How to get there:

Palazzo Madama is in the center of Turin. Traffic is subject to restrictions in certain areas. Look at 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), or you can take a bus: routes 11, 12, 51, 55, 56, 61, 68; trams: routes 4, 13, 15, 18

Car parks
The car parks – for which a fee is charged – are in Piazza Castello (underground; “Torre Romana”), in Via Pietro Micca (underground) and in Piazza San Carlo (underground car park).

Before You Book

PLEASE NOTE: Immediately after submitting an order, you will receive two emails. The first email contains your order summary (this one you receive immediately after placing your order), the second email confirms your successful payment (one business day after placing the order). In order to receive these two emails, please make sure that you enter your email address correctly and check that antispam or antivirus filters do not block emails from our [email protected] address. Users of AOL, Comcast and need to pay special attention to this, please. Vouchers will also be available, one business day after the request, at your dashboard.

IMPORTANT NOTE: The time you select on the order form is your preferred time. The closest available time, which can be anytime during opening hours on the selected date, will be automatically confirmed if your preferred time is no longer available.

Palazzo Madama: Civic Museum of Ancient Art

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.

Cancellation Policy

Once a confirmation code has been assigned to your reservation, we can refund the cost minus a service fee (reservation fee and online booking fee) for cancellations up to 3 business days before the event. Cancellations less than 3 days before your booked event and no-shows are not refundable.

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