Museums (Egyptian, Cinema...), Torino
The museum is just reinagurated and in the interior design it has participated François Confino who also did the Museum of Cinema in Torino
Torino who was the "big car factory" in Italy (Fiat (Fabbrica Italiana Automobili Torino), Pirelli, Lancia ...) has created a very interesting museum about the history of the automobile in which we go through the experience of the entire process of , manufacturing , production and use of the auto as a mass transportation tool
A building with a very modern and functional tin hree-story lodges a fairly complete history of the automobile
El museo está recién reinagurado y en el diseño de su interior ha participado François Confino que también lo hizo en el Museo del Cine de Torino
Torino que fue la "gran fábrica de automoviles" en Italia ( Fiat (Fabbrica Italiana Automobili Torino), Pirelli , Lancia...)ha creado un museo muy interesante sobre la historia del automóvil en la que recorremos la experiencia en el proceso completo de la fabricación y diseño del automóvil , la producción y su uso como un medio de transporte masivo
Un edificio con un diseño muy moderno y funcional alberga en tres pisos una historia bastante completa del automóvil
El museo Nacional del Cine está localizado en La Mole
Es un museo interesante , ameno y diverido .
En él se puede hacer un repaso a la historia del cine desde sus principio y primeros aparatos , hasta un paseo por la rampa de tresos pisos donde puedes ver a las grandes estrellas de cine ItalianO ( Sofía Loren , Totto , Mastroniani, Sordi...) o del mundo ( John Waine , Marilyn , Brando , Anthony Quinn...)
También puedes relajarte y sentarte cómodamente en una butaca para ver fragmentos de películas míticas
The National Film Museum is located in La Mole
It is an interesting , entertaining and diverse museum.
On it you can make a review of the history of cinema since its beginning and first aappears , to walk a ramp of three floors where you can see the great Italian film stars (Sophia Loren, Totto, Mastroniani, Sordi ...) or the world (John Wayne, Marilyn, Brando, Anthony Quinn ...)
You can also relax and sit comfortably in an armchair to see fragments of legendary films
Es una sorpresa más de Turín , el "Museo delle Antichità Egizie" , que puede ser el segundo mejor museo de arte egipcio del mundo después de el del Cairo
Su imortancia ya la indicó Jean-François Champollion que descifró la escritura jeroglífica en la piedra Rosseta diciendo que "el camino a Menfis y Tebas pasa por Turín"
Vitalino Donati inició la colección y posteriormente a través de adquisiciones y expediciones se ha llegado a la colección actual
En el museo los objetos están colocados cronológicamente , se empieza en la planta baja y poco a poco se asciende a la primera planta
Tiene una sala que se llama "el Santuario" que es espectacular , por la importancia de las estatuas que tiene y por el montaje que han hecho basado en el color negro , luces y espejos
It's another surprise in Turin, the "Museo delle Antichità Egizio" which may be the second best museum of Egyptian art in the world after the Cairo
Its importance was told by Jean-François Champollion who deciphered the hieroglyphic writing in the Rosetta stone, saying that"The road to Memphis and Thebes passes through Turin"
Vitaliano Donati began the collection and then through acquisitions and expeditions it has come to the current collection
In the museum objects are placed chronologically and the visit begins on the ground floor and slowly move up to the first floor
It has a room called "Sanctuary" which is spectacular for the importance of the statues and the assembly that they have done , based on the black color, lights and mirrors
The Abbonamento Musei Torino Piemonte program allows locals and visitors to purchase an annual membership to all of the areas museums. The cost is € 40 for regular ticket purchasers and € 25 for those who qualify for a discount. You can use the card to return to the museums as many times as you wish. You will get a map and guidebook (in Italian) showing you all of the participating museums. Some of the more well-known museums include
- The Egyptian Museum
- The National Cinema Museum
- The Savoy Galleries
- The Royal Palaces (Palazza Reale)
- The Medeival Village
but there are about 100 more destinations you can visit in and around Torino. I purchased my card at the Torino Atrium, located in Piazza Solferino (bus stop Re Umberto). I believe it can also be purchased at the Egyptian Museum, and possibly the Cinema Museum.
Planning to see the 43 museums in town? Wishing to extend your visits to 51 more museums in the Province of Torino alone? Or additional 104 places of interest throughout the rest of Piemonte?
Well, yes, it takes some time and good planning to pursue the resolution, but even if you won't thoroughly and fully use it, the "Abbonamento Musei" card is a worthwhile solution. For the price of 45 Euro it grants free unlimited access for a full calendar year, with break-even convenience if used 7 times.
Cardholders also get various discounts, such as 15% discount on books at Libreria Mondadori store (Via Monte di Pieta', 2 - Torino) or reduced admissions to the Torino Film Festival event.
Check website for a complete list:
(Website in Italian language only)
It's no doubt a must see in Torino, especially if you are interested of Egyptian culture. I personally like the chamber of statues very much.. the light and music successfully created a mysterious atmosphere.. the way how the statues been displayed makes them even more stunning...
*The Egyptian Museum of Turin (the second in the world after the Cairo Museum) was established in 1824, although the University of Turin already owned an important collection of Egyptian material. In the early 19th century, Carlo Felice, influenced by the interest in Egyptian culture which had been spreading all over Europe following Napoleon's campaigns in Egypt, acquired a substantial number of the finds collected by the Piedmontese Bernardino Drovetti, French consul general in Egypt.
Between 1903 and 1920 the Italian Archaeological Mission launched a number of excavation campaigns along the Nile, thus acquiring additional material; new pieces were also added to the museum between 1930 and 1969. In 1988 the museum was entirely renovated.* -- copied from http://www.italiantourism.com/
On VT yet there are plentiful tips about the Museo Egizio of Torino, the second in the world and bla bla bla.
So this is just an update regarding the opening in these days of the "STATUARIO": the Who’s Who of ancient Egypt made by monumental stone statues, sphinxes, sarcophagi and so on.
The Statuario is now disposed by Dante Ferretti, Oscar award winning scenographer of The Aviator. He used lights and sounds to create a magical ambience.
Very very suggestive.
I came to visit this museum by chance while gping around and getting lost in the city center. Had no idea what's inside as I haven't read a single thing about it. Went inside out of curiosity and was not convinced on the things I saw inside the museum until I was toured into the subterranean channels, the hidden "secrets" of Turin. I was truly mesmerized by my experience and was very fortunate to have the entire guide all by myself (as I was the lone visitor in that early morning) and she explained to me everything about the museum and it's importance (in all Italian!).
In a nutshell, this Museum is dedicated to Pietro Micca, a young patriot of 29 years old, who, when the French tried to penetrate the citadel of Turin on the night of 29 August 1706, blew up a passage to the underground galleries which prevented the French troops to enter further the citadel, while at the same time, this heroic act ultimately cut his young life.
The most fascinating aspect of the museum is the subterranean trip to about 400 meters (open to the public) where one could have the glimpse of the ingenius engineering in building the underground fortress of Turin. To this date, one can still see the original niches where the lamps were placed to lighten the place. The entire area of the citadel is by the way 14kms. This underground attraction is one of the "secrets" of Turin that each tourist must discover.
Museo nazionale del Cinema was inaugurated in 1941 inside the Mole Antonelliana thanks to historian and collector Maria Adriana Prolo. After being hosted in Palazzo Chiablese, it returned to its original housing in 2000.
The museum offers a pleasant tour through the history of cinema, from its very origins with the Frères Lumière to the modern times.
The rooms are very original and you can also lay down on a comfortable chair and watch scenes of historic films on a large screen, as my mum is doing in the you shouldn't miss it! For more pictures, please visit my travelogue.
I had never visited the museum whilst living in Italy - big mistake. I now realise this isn't somewhere you can 'do' in one visit. The sheer amount of antiquities is incredible, but more so the fact that so many are well-preserved. Rather than there being a few stand-out pieces in each room, everything is worthy of contemplation.
Particularly impressive is the sculpture gallery where the statues are set against pitch black walls and artfully illumated.
A warning - try to avoid school terms. I have never seen so many groups of school children and teenagers, all being led by VERY loud guides. Every child in Italy seemed to be in the museum and it was impossible to escape them!
Located in a former warehouse in Torino's semi-industrial San Paolo neighbourhood, the Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo (FSRR) promotes current trends in contemporary art through through exciting special exhibits. Recently, FSRR featured amazing, overtly sexual, giant anime-inspired sculptures by Tokyo's Takashi Murakami. Keep your eyes peeled for posters around town promoting their current exhibits.
Open Tuesday through Sunday noon to 20.00, stays open late on Thursday night. Regular admission is five euros, reduced rate is three.
The National Cinema Museum in Torino is one of the most interesting museums I have ever visited. Located in the Mole Antonelliana, it takes full advantage of the unique architecture. The museum is highly interactive and covers everything related to film, from how it is made to how it is marketed. There is a huge, very interesting section on early cinema in which you can watch a real kinetoscope while shadow puppets play on the wall behind you. As well, there are about ten themed "temples" celebrating different genres of cinema. Each temple is decorated appropriately, and you can recline on a heart-shaped bed while watching Romeo and Juliet, or sit in an old-fashioned cafe and watch movied filmed in and around Turin.
At the center of the museum is an amazing theatre in which you lie in reclining seats and watch films projected onto screens high above you, every now and then the films stop and a light show plays on the ceiling of the dome. All the while, of course, a glass elevator (managed by local public transportation officials) runs through the center of the building taking visitors up to the top for panoramic views of the city! Make sure to take this elevator on a clear day (admission fee is separate from museum entrance so you can visit them on different days).
The museum has recently been renovated and the film clips shown in the temples have been changed (improved, in my opinion). Inside the dome, changing exhibits focus on one element of film. Previously, there was an exhibit of posters promoting the world's most important divas, as well as a display of science fiction memorabilia.
Facilities include the glass elevator, a bookshop and classy cafe (good for apertivos).
* This museum participates in the Abbonamento Musei Torino Piemonte Program *
Spent christmas and new year in Torino, Piemonte with my wife and her family this year. I am so lucky that my wife has family residing in the city, it gives us a great opportunity to go there and see the place. We will probably return one day. First of all we really enjoyed our stay becuse this town has it all and you will not miss out on anything. Whether you are a fashion addict, clothes addict, car addict, chocolate addict or movie addict - Torino will give you something that's for sure.
As for myself being a movie and car fan, Torino was a great place to go. First of all you have the film museum located in the heart of town. Then you have the car museum, and Lingotto which is the old Fiat car factory - today a huge mall with just about anything you would want from, well a mall!
The first archeological expeditions under the Kingdom of Savoy prompted the dedication of an area inside the university building, the "Accademia delle Scienze", where artifacts were collected and stored. Most of these were acquired from the French consul in Cairo. Later transformed into the Egyptian Museum, the extraordinary importance of the structure is today only second to that of Cairo, Egypt.
The museum has recently been upgraded to a more visitor-friendly scale and it's very rich. There's even an original reconstructed tomb, its parts were removed from Egypt as a gift from the Egyptian government for the important discoveries and studies carried out by Schiaparelli in early 1900.
Mummies are the obivous objects that drag visitors, but my absolute favorite is the statues section. These beautiful crafts are lined up and displayed in two rooms where lights and sound effects create an impressive ambience.
Check website for comprehensive information and opening hours.
The Egyptian Museum of Turin is the most important Egyptian museum in the world after the one in Cairo. Today the museum conserves a total of 30,000 ancient objects, some of which are one-of-a-kind, such as the stone temple to Ellesija (rebuilt stone by stone), the statue of Ramses II, and the funeral chest of Kha e Merit.
IT WAS AMAZING!!! :-)
Normal Entrance Fee: € 6.50