ROYAL MUSEUMS OF TORINO
ROYAL MUSEUMS OF TORINO is a project that confirms Torino’s central role and its artistic, architectural and historic heritage in the international scenario: some 3 km of an exceptional tour route to relive the city’s events, from the firs Roman settlements to the Unification of Italy.
It includes the Royal Armory, the Royal Library, the Savoy Gallery, the Royal Palace, the Royal Gardens , Chiablese Palace, the Archaeological Museum with the Roman Theatre.
Since 1989 the Museum has been housed in the Orangeries of the Royal Palace. It gathers more than 8,000 finds coming from excavations in the region, which make up the most comprehensive collection about the history of Piedmont from the Palaeolithic period to the early Middle Ages. The museum’s exhibitions, which cover the main periods of ancient history, originated with the Savoy collections started in the 1500s. A new pavilion, inaugurated in 1998 connects the hothouses to the underground halls of the new sleeve of the Royal Palace (now hosting the permanent exhibition “Archaeology in Torino”) and to the archaeological area of the Roman Theatre.