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La Mole - The Mole

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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elpariente
Oct 30, 2011

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

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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matemix
Apr 04, 2011

1-Day Turin

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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sfwinegirl
Sep 11, 2009

The 'Mole'

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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Apr 01, 2008
 
 
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The Mole

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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sylina
Mar 25, 2008

Great views of Turin

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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alectrevor
May 20, 2007

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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magyarozag
Feb 18, 2007

Mole Antonelliana

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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Sep 29, 2006
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It had to be a sinagogue

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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Mikebond
Jul 27, 2006

The lift at the Mole

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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Rita_
May 04, 2006

Mole Antonelliana

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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Willettsworld
Apr 01, 2006

Mole Antonelliana & Monte dei Cappuccini

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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ant1606
Feb 20, 2006

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