La Gondola is perhaps the most famous boat in the world, certainly the most photographed. Its unique silhouette has become the symbol of Venice over the centuries. Carlo Donatelli Passi, a Venetian who grew up among his streets and fields, became an engineer at the Polytechnic in Milan, an officer in the Navy during the Second World War, and he has always passionate about sailing boats and precision naval mechanics. After many years of research and after having built a gondola on a perfect scale 1: 100, he publishes La Gondola: a unique, detailed and historical book, very documented and even fun. It's certainly a book to read before going to visit Venice, and certainly an amazing gift that you may find on the web.
Tutankhamun's mask, or funerary mask of Tutankhamun, is the death mask of the 18th-dynasty ancient Egyptian Pharaoh Tutankhamun. It was discovered by Howard Carter in 1925 in tomb KV62 and is now housed in the Egyptian Museum in Cairo.
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, known commonly as the Egyptian Museum, in Cairo, Egypt, is home to an extensive collection of ancient Egyptian antiquities. It has 120,000 items, with a representative amount on display, the remainder in storerooms.
The Mona Lisa or Gioconda is a half-leght portrait by the italian renaissance artist Leonardo da Vinci, that has been described as the best known, the most visited, thr most written about, the most sang about, the most parodied art work in the world. It is thought to be of Lisa Gherardini, wife of a Florentine cloth merchant named Francesco del Giocondo - hence the alternative title, La Gioconda. However, Leonardo seems to have taken the completed portrait to France rather than giving it to the person who commissioned it.
The Louvre Museum (French: Musée du Louvre, is the world's largest art museum and a historic monument in Paris, France. A central landmark of the city, contains approximately 38,000 objects from prehistory to the 21st century. In 2017, the Louvre was the world's most visited art museum, receiving 8.1 million visitors.
The Hermitage, or Hermitage, officially the State Hermitage Museum (in Russian: Государственный Музей Эрмитаж ?, transliterated: Gosudarstvennyj Muzej Ėrmitaž), is located in Russia in St. Petersburg, on the side of the Palace and houses one of the most important art collections of world; the building was originally part of the imperial royal palace that for two centuries hosted the families of the Romanov tsars, until 1917, the year of the beginning of the October Revolution. It is one of the most visited art museums in the world.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art of New York, colloquially "the Met", is the largest art museum in the United States. With 7.06 million visitors in 2016, it was the third most visited art museum in the world, and the fifth most visited museum of any kind.  Its permanent collection contains over two million works, divided among seventeen curatorial departments.
The urban Ecomuseum of Turin is an ecomuseum concerning the city of Turin. To get to know the history of the districts of Turin, it is possible to take part in the activities offered by the Urban Ecomuseum: present in all the city's boroughs, it tells its story through a rich program of activities organized in exhibitions, theatrical performances and debates.
The Doge's Palace is one of the main historical buildings and museums of the Ligurian capital, formerly the seat of the ancient republic. It hosts important art exhibitions, debates and conventions on the main floor (organized in the frescoed rooms of the Maggior and Minor Consiglio) and, in the courtyards and arcades, shops and refreshment points. The building is managed by the foundation "Genova Palazzo Ducale Foundation for Culture" which has divided the spaces into multiple functions
Palazzo Strozzi a Firenze è uno dei più bei palazzi rinascimentali italiani. Di mole imponente (furono distrutti ben 15 edifici per fargli posto), si trova fra le omonime via Strozzi e piazza Strozzi, e via Tornabuoni, con tre grandiosi portali identici, su altrettanti lati. Vero e proprio capolavoro dell'architettura civile fiorentina del Rinascimento, fu iniziato per volere di Filippo Strozzi, un ricco mercante appartenente a una delle famiglie più facoltose di Firenze, per tradizione ostile alla fazione dei Medici.
The National Automobile Museum was set up in 1932, on the left bank of the River Po, based on the idea of two pioneers of Italian motoring, Cesare Goria Gatti and Roberto Biscaretti di Ruffia (the first President of the Turin Automobile Club and one of the founders of Fiat). However, it was Carlo Biscaretti di Ruffia, Roberto’s son, after whom the National Automobile Museum was named in 1960, who conceived and put together the initial collection: the “steam vehicle”, designed by Virginio Bordino in 1854, the first Benz model, dated 1893, the first Peugeot model to circulate in Italy, the Pecori, which was the first three-wheeled car built in our country, just to mention a few of the most valuable exhibits. The MAUTO perfectly represents the excellence of the City of Turin, a place of conservation and memory, prestigious and unique in its kind. The National Automobile Museum boasts a collection of over 200 models of the highest quality and historical value, from various countries including Italy. We tell the story of the motor car, its transformation from a means of transport to an object of worship, from its origins right up to the contemporary evolution of creative thought.
In 1958 the Museum was opened to the public at Palazzo Chiablese, where part of the extraordinary collection of magic lanterns, objects and machinery of the Prolo collection was exhibited. In the Nineties he gained the choice to enhance the collections, creating a Foundation and above all giving the Museum a new location. The choice finally fell on the Mole and today, thanks also to its location in a building with such a strong visual and scenographic impact, the National Cinema Museum is an unmissable stop for anyone visiting Turin.
The Foundation, named after Mario Merz, was founded as a contemporary art center in 2005, with the aim of hosting exhibitions, events, educational activities and carrying out research and the study of art. The headquarters were originally the central of the Officine Lancia, a fascinating example of industrial architecture in Turin in the 1930s, which rises along the axis of the so-called "Spina centrale", a development urbanistic director on which numerous public art works have been carried out.
La Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo è un'istituzione senza scopo di lucro nata a Torino nel 1995 che sostiene l'arte contemporanea e in particolare la produzione dei giovani artisti. La Fondazione ha due sedi: Palazzo Re Rebaudengo a Guarene d’Alba, residenza settecentesca tra le colline del Roero, e il Centro torinese, un’architettura museale costruita ex novo in un quartiere che testimonia il passato industriale della città e le sue trasformazioni.
The Egyptian Museum of Turin is the oldest museum in the world, entirely dedicated to the Nilotic civilization and is considered, by value and quantity of the finds, the most important in the world after that of Cairo. Many internationally renowned scholars, beginning with the deciphering of Egyptian hieroglyphics, Jean-François Champollion, who arrived in Turin in 1824, have since devoted themselves to the study of his collections.
The Galleria Sabauda is an Italian art gallery located in Turin and is one of the most important collections of pictorial art in Italy. Hosted since 2014 in the Manica Nuova dl Palazzo Reale, within the complex of the Royal Museums of Turin, it has over 700 paintings ranging from the thirteenth to the twentieth century. The history of the art gallery dates back to 1497 when the Savoy gathered together the ancient works acquired by the family into an inventory. The first real catalog dates back to 1631 and is carefully preserved in a special case.
La Galleria Civica d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Torino si trova in via Magenta 31 a Torino, in Italia. Fu fondata attorno al 1891-95. Ospita le collezioni artistiche permanenti dell'Ottocento e del Novecento. Uno sguardo all’arte moderna italiana e alle tendenze internazionali dell’arte contemporanea compresa una tra le più importanti raccolte di video d’artista.
Il Planetario di Torino, Museo dell'Astronomia e dello Spazio ha sede a Pino Torinese, sulla collina di Torino. Sorge accanto all'Osservatorio astronomico, antica istituzione scientifica torinese. Museo e planetario per viaggiare nell'universo e scoprire l'evoluzione dell'astronomia, dalle prime scoperte alle imprese spaziali.
Il J-Museum, noto per esteso come Juventus Museum, è un museo storico-sportivo multimediale bilingue dedicato alla società calcistica italiana per azioni Juventus Football Club, con sede nell'area nord-occidentale della città di Torino. E' un museo all’avanguardia e tecnologico che si rivolge sia ai tifosi bianconeri, che possono riassaporare le gioie che la tradizione vincente della Juventus ha offerto loro, sia a un pubblico più ampio, che attraverso la storia della società potrà rivivere quella del Paese.
The Royal Palace of Venaria Reale is one of the Savoy Residences, part of the UNESCO Serial site inscribed on the World Heritage List since 1997. The Venaria palace was designed by the architect Amedeo di Castellamonte. It is a fascinating architectural and environmental complex, an immense, varied and evocative space. After a long restoration, which gave life to the largest construction site in Europe, the Reggia di Venaria and the Royal Gardens were reopened to the public in 2007.
Museo d'Arte Orientale è uno dei più recenti musei di Torino. Ubicato in pieno centro, ha sede nello storico Palazzo Mazzonis e ospita una delle raccolte artistiche asiatiche più interessanti d'Italia. L'Oriente in tutta la sua bellezza artistica: una collezione che racconta alcune tra le più affascinanti culture asiatiche.
Nel fitto dedalo di stradine acciottolate del quartiere Borgo Vecchio Campidoglio, settanta artisti, torinesi e non, sono stati invitati a realizzare opere d'arte in situ: murales, installazioni, dipinti e sculture.
The International Museum of Applied Arts Today is an institution belonging to the Turin museum circuit. It is the only Italian museum dedicated to contemporary applied arts and to the enhancement of manual labor. The Museum was born in the centenary of the International Exhibition of Modern Decorative Arts in Turin in 1902. The gallery on the first floor houses permanent collections: sculptures, ceramics, tapestries, jewelry, design objects, mechanical and light installations, photographs and paintings.
A come Ambiente è il primo museo europeo interamente dedicato alle tematiche ambientali, pensato per offrire a bambini, scuole e famiglie la possibilità di informarsi e riflettere in modo multimediale e creativo su temi attuali come l'energia, il riciclo dei materiali, l'acqua e i trasporti.
The museum is dedicated to the siege of Turin in 1706 and to the historical figure of Pietro Micca. The building is connected to the underlying contrace tunnel system. The museum displays relics, photographs, films and models illustrating the city's defense systems and the military events of the siege of Turin in 1706, as well as the historical events that occurred before and during the Spanish succession war (1700-1713). From the exhibition rooms you can access the system of galleries of contromina of about 400 meters, which develop at 6 and 14 meters below the city floor.
Just outside the city, at the entrance of the Val di Susa, stands the Castello di Rivoli. It offers the visitor a rich collection that documents the latest artistic trends with works by masters such as Sol Lewitt and Richard Long, protagonists of Arte Povera such as Michelangelo Pistoletto, Transavanguardia, artists like Maurizio Cattelan and Vanessa Beecroft to get to the latest generations.
Palazzo Pitti è stata la residenza del Granducato di Toscana, già abitata dai Medici, dagli Asburgo-Lorena e, dopo l'Unità d'Italia, dai Savoia.Al suo interno è ospitato un complesso museale composto da gallerie e musei di diversa natura: la Galleria Palatina (la galleria d'arte conserva capolavori di Raffaello, Tiziano, ecc.) sistemata secondo il criterio della quadreria settecentesca, gli Appartamenti Reali, l'Appartamento della Duchessa d'Aosta e il Quartiere del Principe di Napoli (ordinariamente non visitabili dai turisti), la Galleria d'arte moderna (con le opere dei macchiaioli) e altri musei specializzati.
The museum of the Uffizi Gallery, constitutes for quantity and quality of the works collected one of the most important museums in the world. It contains the most important existing collection of Raffaello and Botticelli, as well as fundamental groups of works by Giotto, Tiziano, Veronese, Tintoretto, Pontormo, Bronzino, Caravaggio, Dürer, Rubens and others. Inside are housed some of the greatest masterpieces of humanity: Cimabue, Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Raphael, Mantegna, Titian, Parmigianino, Dürer, Rubens, Rembrandt, Canaletto and Sandro Botticelli.
Created in Turin in 1936 and hosted since 1998 in the crypt of the church of the SS. Sudarium, the Museum of the Shroud represents the place that more than any other - beyond the Duomo, where the sheet is permanently preserved, but not visible - offers the possibility to approach the Shroud. It is a unique museum in the world. The origins and the history, the documents and the investigations, the objects and the paintings: all that has accompanied the Sacred Linen and its Ostensions.
Nel 2009, a cento anni dalla morte di Cesare Lombroso, fondatore dell’antropologia criminale, si è riallestito il “suo” museo, unico al mondo. Le collezioni comprendono preparati anatomici, disegni, fotografie, corpi di reato, scritti e produzioni artigianali e artistiche, anche di pregio, realizzate da internati nei manicomi e da carcerati.
The National Museum of the Italian Risorgimento is the largest exhibition space in Italian history, the oldest and most important museum dedicated to the Italian Risorgimento. The museum, which was completely re-opened and reopened in 2011, dates back to 1878, when Turin, following the transfer of the capital, wanted to underline its contribution to the process of national unification.
L'architettura industriale delle OGR, oggi posizionata nel cuore di Torino - in corso Castelfidardo, a pochi metri da Porta Susa e a 50 minuti da Milano con l'alta velocità- ospiterà, in continua rotazione, mostre, spettacoli, concerti - dalla musica classica a quella elettronica - eventi di teatro, danza e arti performative, laboratori, start up, imprese innovative - dai Big Data al gaming - unendo le idee e i valori della creatività con gli strumenti e i linguaggi delle nuove tecnologie digitali.
The Royal Palace of Turin is the first and most important of the Savoy residences in Piedmont, theater of the Savoy kingdom for at least three centuries. Official residence of the Savoy until 1865, formerly Palazzo del Vescovo, it was transformed by Ascanio Vitozzi (1584) for Carlo Emanuele I and subsequently enlarged and renovated with an uninterrupted series of interventions in which the major architects and artists working in Turin took part in the 18th century and nineteenth century.
Superga, Soperga in Piedmont, is one of the highest hills (672 m asl) of Torino, which rises east of the city center, on which the basilica of the same name is built .The Basilica is dedicated to the Madonna delle Grazie, whose wooden statue is kept in the Chapel of the Vow. You can also reach it with the Sassi-Superga cog railway, about 3 km long, using the original wagons of 1884.
The rich exhibition occupies three rooms connected to the hall of the Palazzo Reale halls: the Sala della Rotonda, so-called because the link between Palazzo Reale and Palazzo Madama, the magnificent Beaumont Gallery and the Medagliere, specially designed, were inserted here. from Pelagio Palagi to collect coins, medals and seals belonging to the Royal House.