Turin has several eras that constantly merge. Turin is classic in its squares ; modern in its industrial poles ; contemporary in the history of its museums. Every year hundreds of thousands of visitors are curios to find out what lies behind the coffins of the Egyptian Museum or to climb to the top of the Mole.
The Egyptian Museum: a journey through the mistery of a vanished civilization
In 2015 the Museum welcomed 800,000 visitors. With its 3,300 artefacts it ranks second only after the Cairo museum. Confirming the prestige of the museum is its casket: Palazzo dell’Accademia delle Scienze.
Its relics belong to multiple eras, from the Paleolithic to the Coptic, and offer a cross-section of an era that no longer exists.
In the final halls the mystery increases with its play of shadows : it will seem to be in the presence of the most important Pharaohs.
The National Museum of Cinema: the Mole is the star
With its point, the Mole of Turin is high 168 metres.
Inside the building of Mole Antonelliana there is the National Museum of Cinema. Modern and historic film equipment hailing from the original sets are displayed to the public. There is also a wonderful collection of posters and films.
Whetever you are a cinephile or not, a visit to this museum is unavoidable. Moreover, suspended in the void of the Mole, a panoramic lift offers you the possibility to observe the whole city of Turin from one of the highest points
The Civic Gallery of Modern and Contemporary Art: paintings, statues and exhibitions
Near the Porta Nuova station, there is the Civic Gallery of Modern and Contemporary Art, or GAM. Founded at the end of the 19th century, it preserves unique pieces of the most important artistic representatives : Picasso, Canova, Abramovich, Klein.
With its desire to open up to the public, GAM frequently hosts permanent and temporary exhibitions that never cease to surprise.
The National Automobile Museum: speed and history
Turin was, and continues to be, the home of the automobile. The Automobile Museum is a short distance from the centre.
Modernity and past come together, giving birth to an exhibition of about two hundred models. It is really an exciting journey for adults and children.
Here is the Ferrari Monoposto of Michael Schumacher, the Italian pride of Formula One.