Turin city known as the home of a variety of luxurious palaces that is a relic of the kingdoms of Italy. One of the Baroque-style palace that became a favorite tourist destination of foreign tourists is palazzo designed by Filippo Juvarra, the Palazzo Madama. Palazzo located in the center of the square is now used as the Antique Art Museum of Turin, but its grandeur still provides its own story for every tourist who visit it.
The history of the Palazzo Madama started since the Roman era ago, when King William VII, Marquis of Monferrato in the 13th century, combining the palace with the castle passed to the Savoy. The fort was later expanded again under the direction of Ludovico of Acaia, a ruler of Turin in the 15th century ago. Expansion of the castle is done by adding front and rear of the pallazo. In 1799, Palazzo Madama was occupied by a revolutionary government united to destroy the Palazzo Reale. At that time, the chairmanship was held by Regia Pinacoteca from 1834 to 1865. With the atmosphere of political and economic stability is increasingly improved, making the fort was later used as a palace for the royal family with the decoration works of famous Italian artists.
The facade of the palace is one of the best works of Filippo Juvarra, which reaps praise from many people. Each visitor to the Palazzo Madama will get two types of attractions when traveling around in this palace. The first one, you will be explained about the history of the presence of the rooms that was in this place. Then the second is an explanation of the works on display in the room as part of a collection of Antique Art Museum of Turin. We can enjoy a diverse collection that exhibited by the building which has four floors and a basement.
Palazzo Madama is open every Tuesday – Sunday at 10:00 am – 20:00 pm. The price of admission to this pallazo amounted to € 7.50 with a reduced ticket costing € 6.00. If you visit on the first Tuesday of each month, so visitors are not charged or free entrance tickets. To reach this place, you can use the fast train (metro) station costing € 1.50 from Porta Nuova or Porta Susa for a single trip. If you are in the city of Turin, the visitors can use the city bus (GTT) number 11, 12, 51, 55, 56, 61 and 68 or the tram number 4, 13, 15 and 18 towards a stop in Porta Nuova. A city bus in Turin airport passengers from 05.00 am until midnight. The GTT ticket price is equal to € 1.50 for the validation for 90 minutes, € 5.00 for a daily ticket, a package of 5 tickets costing € 6.50 and the package 15 tickets costing € 17.50. We can also use taxis are scattered throughout the city of Turin if you want to enjoy the journey which more exclusive, but of course at a cost of more expensive ones.