Palazzo Madama, Turin
Palazzo Madama-palace with 2,000 years of history and an immense heritage of paintings, sculptures, and decorative arts, to preserve and make accessible to the community-is an extraordinary piece of architecture, which we can still read today by observing the building's various construction and decorative elements, and continuing with a walk in the Mediavale Botanical Garden at the foot of the tower.
The palace sums up the entire history of the city: from a Roman gate it was transformed in the Middle Ages into a fortress and then into the castle of the princes of Acaja. Between the 17th and 18th centuries, the Royal Mothers of Savoy chose it as their residence and in the 19th century Charles Albert placed the first Senate of the Kingdom of Italy there. Since 1934, the palace has housed the ancient art collections of the Museo Civico.
Palazzo Madama is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is part of the Residences of the Royal House of Savoy and part of the European Network of Museums of Medieval Art.
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