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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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