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"Palazzo Madama - the Ancient Art Museum" Architecture (Neo Classic and Baroque) Tip by mightyknight

  the baroque facade of the palace
by mightyknight

Piazza Castello, the central square of the city, not far from the Mole, is a nice place to spend some time, despite the heavy traffic around it. It lies right at the confluence of some of the most important streets in the centre, such as Via Po, Via Roma and Via Garibaldi.

Here you can find an odd, but very interesting building: Palazzo Madama. It has a remarkable baroque facade, that hides the medieval origin of the structure. Walking a few steps around the building is enough to get a totally different image of it, and admire the old brownish castle-like towers on the other side.
In fact, the first structure built at this place was a roman gate, soon transformed into a castle. The newest past was only added in the 17th century.
Inside it you can admire some archaelogical findings and visit the local Ancient Art Museum (Museo Civico di Arte Antica). It bears uncountable objects and masterworks from the early roman period to the XIX century.

Address: Piazza Castello

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  • Written Feb 10, 2005
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