Located in the heart of Turin, Palazzo Madama is one of the most representative monumental buildings in Piedmont. From 1934, it has housed the Civic Museum of Ancient Art, with a permanent collection of over 70,000 works dating from the Middle Ages to the 18th century: paintings, sculptures, illuminated manuscripts, furniture, majolica and porcelain, gold and silver, ivory, enamel and textiles. The visit covers four floors, taking you on a journey through time. In the basement, down by the Roman foundations, there is 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 15th century castle and to art from the Middle Ages and from the Renaissance, including the Portrait of a Man by Antonello da Messina. The Baroque rooms on the first floor contain art from the 17th and 18th centuries, with paintings and with furniture by Piffetti and Prinotto in lavishly decorated settings. On the second floor, you will be able to see pieces from the decorative arts from all ages: ceramics, ivories, jewellery, fabrics, glasswork, and much more.