Palazzo Madama, Turin
Location within Turin
|Coordinates||45°4′15.4″N 7°41′8.8″E / 45.070944°N 7.685778°E|
|Inscription||1997 (21st Session)|
Palazzo Madama e Casaforte degli Acaja is a palace in Turin, Piedmont. It was the first Senate of the Kingdom of Italy, and takes its traditional name from the embellishments it received under two queens (madama) of the House of Savoy.
In 1997, it was placed on the UNESCO World Heritage Site list along with 13 other residences of the House of Savoy.
At the beginning of the first century BC, the site of the palace was occupied by a gate in the Roman walls from which the
Later the building became a possession of the Savoia-Acaja, a secondary branch of the House of Savoy; in the early 14th century, they enlarged it into a castle. A century later Ludovico of Acaja rebuilt it in square shape, with an inner court and a portico, and four cylindrical towers at each corner. The form of this edifice is still clearly recognisable from the back section of the palace. After the extinction of the Acajas, the edifice became a residence for guests of the house of Savoy.
In 1637 the regent for Duke
Later the palace had various uses, and housed the headquarters of the provisional French government during the
Overlooking Piazza Castello, the section built by Juvarra (illustration, right) constitutes today a scenographic façade a single bay deep, screening the rear part of the edifice, which has remained unchanged (illustration, above right). On the exterior, Juvarra expressed what was intended as a magnificent architectural preamble to an edifice that was never built, as a high-ceilinged
On 25th January 2022, the semi-final allocation draw and host city handover for the Eurovision Song Contest 2022 was set and took place at the palace.
Museum of Ancient Art
The Palazzo Madama houses the
Turin's museum of ancient art, called Museo dell'Antichità, is located on the grounds of the Palazzo Reale.
Vittorio Amedeo Cignaroli
Rudolf von Alt
- ^ Centre, UNESCO World Heritage. "Residences of the Royal House of Savoy".
- ^ Lucia Casellato, Guidobono, Domenico, in: Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani - Volume 61 (2004) (in Italian)
- ^ The Guidobono brothers, the refined lightness of baroque
- ^ The resulting rhythm is abaABAaba.
- ^ "Semi-Final Allocation Draw: Pots, Palaces and Participants". eurovision.tv. 18 January 2022. Retrieved 22 January 2022.
- City Museum of Ancient Art in Palazzo Madama
- Palazzo Madama Staircase: the universe is a wave on YouTube
- Virtual tour of the https://artsandculture.google.com/partner/palazzo-madama?hl=en provided by Google Arts & Culture
- Media related to Palazzo Madama (Turin)at Wikimedia Commons