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PALAZZO MADAMA

Palazzo Madama for over 2000 years it is one of the most majestic places in Torino (Turin). In Roman times, in its place was the Porta Decumana, which allowed access to the city. With the fall of the Western Roman Empire, it was turned into a fortress for defensive purposes. Finally in the fourth century Filippo I of Savoia began enlarging the residence, making it the power center over the city. In the following centuries, the Palazzo (Palace) had different functions, until Carlo Alberto transformed it into a Pinacoteca Regia and Senato Subalpino, whose last session took place in 1864.

Today Palazzo Madama has over 60,000 works that testify to the richness and complexity of ten centuries of Italian and European artistic productions, including an important collection of porcelain.

Indirizzo 
Piazza Castello
10122 Torino TO
Italy

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