Mole Antonelliana, Torino

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    La Mole - The Mole

    by elpariente Updated Oct 30, 2011

    La mole Antoniellana es uno de los edificios más emblemáticos de Turín , que curiosamente no se ve hasta que casi te topas con él
    El diseño original era una sinagoga judía , pero después de diversos cambios de uso de momento ha acabado siendo el Museo Nacional del Cine
    En el centro hay un ascensor que sube los los 167 m del edificio hasta una terraza donde hay una magnífica vista aerea de Turín , en días despejados se pueden ver hasta los Alpes

    The mole Antoniellana is one of the most emblematic buildings of Turin, which incidentally is not seen until you almost run into it
    It was to be a Jewish synagogue, but after several changes of use at the moment has come to be the National Museum of Cinema
    In the center there is an elevator that climbs the building up to 167 m to a terrace where is a magnificent aerial view of Turin ;on clear days you can see to the Alps

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    1-1-2-3-4-8-13-21... the Mole, Fibonacci & Cinema

    by matemix Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    The Mole is the symbol of Torino. The tower's classical style contrasts with its vertical progress. Until a few years ago it was the highest stone building in Europe (167.50 metres).The Mole was built in 1863 by architect Alessandro Antonelli. At the beginning, the Mole was a Synagogue, then became the house of the Museo del Risorgimento, and now it's the site of the new National Cinema Museum. There is a lift to the top. From up there there's a spectacular view of the town. The Museum of the Cinema is very beautiful and interesting. The Fibonacci progression (1-1-2-3-5-8-13-21 ...) is written in shining characters on one side of the Mole.

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    1-Day Turin

    by sfwinegirl Written Sep 11, 2009

    Turin was the first capital of modern Italy, and was the host of the 2006 Winter Olympic Games. Many say that it’s the European capital of Baroque as many palaces and churches were built in this style during the kingdom of the Savoia. The city is reminiscent of Paris, with wide boulevards and portico-covered sidewalks. Turin is also home to the FIAT auto group.

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    The 'Mole'

    by ROLFIE Written Apr 1, 2008

    The "Mole" has been turned into a film musium showing the progression of filmmaking since early times. Plan to spend several hours taking in the whole experience. Also. take the elevator ride to the top!!

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    The Mole

    by sylina Written Mar 25, 2008

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    The symbol of Torino.. you will see it from almost every corner of the city. The lumination brings additional charm at night.. Cinema museum inside worth a visit.. we queued for an hour to get in though.. if you still have time, take the elevator get on the top terrace.. gorgeous gorgeous night view from there..

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    Great views of Turin

    by alectrevor Updated May 20, 2007

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    The Mole Antonelliana is 167 meters high. The new lift has crystal sides so you have great sight of inside has you speed past to 85 metres up. Surpassed by the wonderful view when you arrive at the balcony. In the same building is the museum of cinema. The Mole is minted on the reverse side of the italian 2 cent euro coin. GTT the company who run the lift, also run Turins buses and trams. The Mole is the tallest building in the world built of brick.

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    Mole Antonelliana

    by magyarozag Written Feb 18, 2007

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    The Mole Antonelliana

    This is the Mole (pronounced "molay") Antonellian which used to be a Jewish Synagogue but is now home to the Museum of Cinema and a glass lift wich takes you to the top of the building to see the view over the rest of the city.

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    Mole Antonelliana

    by AnnS Updated Sep 29, 2006

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    Completed in 1889, this structure, 167.5m tall, can be seen from all over Turin. It's the home of the Museo Nazionale del Cinema (National Museum of the Cinema) which is world-renowned. I didn't have time to visit the museum but it's worth just taking the lift to the top for wonderful panoramic views of the city. You can buy tickets separately for the museum and the lift but entrance is free if you have a Torino Card.

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    It had to be a sinagogue

    by Mikebond Updated Jul 27, 2006

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    The Mole antonelliana is the most famous monument of Torino. It was built by Alessandro Antonelli between 1863 and 1889 and, originally, it was planned to be a sinagogue. It is 185 metres high, so it's one of the highest buildings of the city.
    Today, the Mole hosts the Museo del Cinema, the first museum of that kind in Italia, which shows a wide collection of playbills, masks, films and everything related to the world of cinema.
    Inside the Mole there is a lift that enables visitors to reach a height of 85 metres, from where they can see all of Torino. It's a very suggestive experience.
    Opening times:
    Monday: close
    Tuesday-Friday: 9-20;
    Saturday: 9-23;
    Sunday: 9-20.
    The first of these photos was taken from the Parco del Valentino, the second from just outside it (I think). The third picture was taken in the evening (around 18), when many monuments and squares were embellished with light games. In the case of the Mole, a three-colour red-white-green light, representing the Italian flag, was projected on its dome. Here you see just the red and the white light.

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    The lift at the Mole

    by Rita_ Written May 4, 2006

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    A unique thrill, to be experienced in the monument that is the emblem of Turin.
    A spectular trip into the history of the city with the opportunity to enjoy a matchless panorama!!!!
    The trip is done in maximum safety and thanks to the use of a futuristic structure made of transparent crystal, through which you can view a unique architectural beauty and an abundance of the new cinema museum settings.

    INTERESTING DETAILS:
    85 meters high
    59 seconds to reach the top
    9 people per trip
    120 people per hour

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    Mole Antonelliana

    by Willettsworld Updated Apr 1, 2006

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    This building is the Turin equivalent of the Eiffel Tower in Paris: an unmissably tall landmark that serves no clear purpose except perhaps to act as a signature for the city. It looks like a glorified lightning conductor - in fact in 1954 an electrical storm struck down the top 47m (155ft), which was later replaced. The 167m (550ft) Mole, by Alessandro Antonelli was meant to be a synagogue, but the city finished it in 1897 and used it to house the Risorgimento museum. The Mole ("massive structure") - for a time the world's tallest building - became a symbol of Italian unity and today houses the Cinema Museum.

    The views from the top (which are reached by a rather nerve-raking central lift) are simply breathtaking and well worth the wait in queue at the bottom for.

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    Mole Antonelliana & Monte dei Cappuccini

    by ant1606 Updated Feb 20, 2006

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    Icon of the city, and minted on the backside of the Italian 2 Eurocent coin, this downtown spire dwarfs all other city buildings. It hosts the National Museum of Cinema and an elevator - not recommended if you're afraid of height - takes you to the observation deck. Otherwise some exercise through an inclined pathway will help saving some ticket toll.
    Across the Po river, perched on a hill, the former monastery of Monte dei Cappuccini hosts the National Museum of Mountain. Yes, Torino is also informally known as the "capital of the Alps" and this museum pays tribute to the alpine people and their living style. The deck offering a magnificent 270° view over the Alps is a must. Just avoid hazy days.

    Monte dei Cappuccini is a monastery perched on the hill and overlooking the quiet Po river and home to the National Museum of Mountains. A picture taken from the terrace right at the museum entrance is probably the best shot of the city.

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    Panorama from 85 metres of height

    by Mikebond Updated Feb 11, 2006

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    If you visit the Mole Antonelliana, I suggest you'd take the panoramic lift running in the middle of it that takes you to a height of 85 metres from where you can enjoy wonderful sights over Torino. If it isn't a foggy day, you can see Superga (like in the second and third photos).
    Running times of the lift:
    Monday: close;
    Tuesday-Friday and Sunday: 10-20 (you can buy your ticket until 19.15);
    Saturday: 10-23 (you can buy your ticket until 22.15).

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    The lift at the Mole

    by caldarrosta Updated Jul 13, 2005

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    Born to be 47 mt. high, grew over the years till it reached the height of 167 mt. It thus became the highest traditional brick building in the world. It was started in april 1863 and opened in 1908. It was presented to the Turinese people in its definitive form in 1963, the year of its 100th anniversary. ATM (now GTT) also has a long history, and since 1964 it has been operating the lift wich provides delight thrills to millions of visitors. An opportunity that has been revived, with a new panoramic lift having all crystal walls, for a truly unforgettable experience.

    Prices:
    Panoramic Lift € 3.62
    Cinema's museum € 5.20
    Museum + Lift € 6.80

    Discount for:
    Kids from 11 up to 16
    Over 65
    Student up to 26
    Free if you hold the "TORINO CARD"

    Closed on monday
    Generally open from 10.00 to 20.00 check site

    Interesting details of the lift
    85 mt. high
    59 seconds to reach the top
    9 people per trip
    120 people per hour

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    Mole Antonelliana - Elevator

    by ant1606 Written Jul 1, 2005

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    Elevator inside the Mole

    Icon of the city, and minted on the backside of the Italian 2 Eurocent coin, this downtown spire dwarfs all other city buildings. It hosts the National Museum of Cinema and at 167 m (548 ft) it's the tallest building in the world made of bricks.
    You can choose whether to visit the National Museum of Cinema and/or take the elevator for a few Euro fee. This elevator takes up to the observation deck and it's not recommended to those who are afraid of height. The car runs on cables right in the center axis of the building with empty space around and a few friends felt extremely uncomfortable.
    The observation deck offers a magnificent 270° view over the Alps. Just avoid hazy days.

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