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Palazzo Madama is a large historic building that now houses the collections of the Museo Civico d’Arte Antica, Turin’s municipal museum of ancient art. The visit thus consists of two tours in one: you will learn about the history of the building, as well as about the works of art it contains. The visit covers four floors, taking you on a sort of journey through time: in the basement, down by the Roman foundations, there is the Lapidario Medievale – the medieval stonework collection – with stone sculptures and jewellery; from there you can reach the Medieval Garden, a heaven of calm and nature in the heart of Turin. The ground floor is mainly devoted to the fifteenth-century castle and to the art of the Middle Ages and of the Renaissance with the Portrait of a Man by Antonello da Messina. The Baroque rooms on the first floor contain the art of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, with paintings and with furniture by Piffetti and Prinotto in lavishly decorated settings. On the second floor, you will be able to see the decorative arts of all ages: ceramics, ivories, jewellery, fabrics, glasswork, and much more besides; Lastly, on the third floor, the Panoramic Tower offers a special view of the city and the surrounding natural envirement.

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