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Piedmont and Valle d'Aosta Sights

Mole Antonelliana

Updated 04/24/2014

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You can't miss the unusual square dome and thin, elaborate spire of this Turin landmark above the city's rooftops. This odd structure, built between 1863 and 1889, was intended to be a synagogue, but costs escalated and eventually it was bought by the city of Turin. In its time it was the tallest brick building in the world, and it is still the tallest building in Italy. You can take the crystal elevator to reach the terrace at the top of the dome for an excellent view

of the city, the plain, and the Alps beyond. Also worth a visit is the Mole Antonelliana's Museo Nazionale del Cinema (National Cinema Museum), which covers more than 34,000 square feet and houses many items of film memorabilia as well as a film library with some 7,000 titles.

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Sight Information

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Via Montebello 20, Turin, 10124, Italy

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011-8138560-museum

Sight Details:

  • Museum €9, elevator €6, combination ticket €12
  • Museum: Tues.–Fri. and Sun. 9–8, Sat. 9 am–11 pm. Elevator: Tues.–Fri. and Sun. 10–8, Sat. 10 am–11 pm. Ticket sales end 1 hr before closing

Updated 04/24/2014

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Mar 29, 2007

Good if you want view of Turin

The Mole is a good place to go it you want a view of Torino. It houses the Italian motion picture museum, and small gift shop and a coffee shop. It is 6 Euro to ride the glass elevator to the top. The views from the top are nice, but it is usually hazy in Torino, so you won't get good pictures most days. (not sure the cost to get into the museum, we didn't go) Definitely a land mark in Torino!

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