No trip to Turin would be complete without visiting its iconic symbol: the Mole Antonelliana. An unusual piece of architecture, this beautiful building stands as the highest in the region and features a distinctive aluminium spire, celebrated on the Italian two-cent coin. The Mole was built in 1863 by architect Alessandro Antonelli and was originally intended to be a synagogue, but is now home to Turin’s National Museum of Film, celebrating both film and history.
Alongside the museum, visitors can also enjoy panoramic views over Turin by ascending the Mole’s impressive panoramic viewing platform. On a clear day, fantastic vistas of Turin, the River Po and the distant Alps can be enjoyed. The viewing balcony sits at 85 metres above the ground and is reached by a clear cabin, lasting 59 seconds - one not to be missed.
Museum and panoramic lift opening hours: Daily (closed Tuesday). Open 9am – 8pm and until 11pm on Saturdays. Last admission is one hour before close.
Museum entry price: €10 for adults (€14 to include panoramic lift). Reduced concession and child prices are available.
Panoramic lift entry price: €7 for adults. Reduced concession and child prices are available.
*Prices and opening hours may be subject to change and tickets can be booked in advance.