Palazzo dell'Accademia delle Scienze, Turin
Opposite the Palazzo Carignano in Turin, to the southwest, is the Palazzo dell'Accademia delle Scienze, built by Guarini (1679) as a Jesuit college and made over to the Academy of Sciences in 1758.
Palazzo dell'Accademia delle Scienze Map
The Palazzo dell'Accademia delle Scienze in Turin houses the Egyptian Museum, one of the finest collections of Egyptian antiquities in the world, with numerous statues of pharaohs of the New Kingdom, including Rameses II, papyruses and two tomb chambers from Thebes.
Address: Via Accademia delle Scienze 6, I-10100 Turin, Italy
Opening hours: 8:30am-7:30pm; Closed: Mon
Always closed on: New Year's Day (Jan 1), May Day / Labor Day (May 1), Christmas - Christian (Dec 25)
Entrance fee in EUR: Adult €7.50, Youth 25 & under €3.50, Senior over 65 FREE, Child 17 & under FREE
Disability Access: Full facilities for persons with disabilities.
The Palazzo dell'Accademia delle Scienze in Turin contains the Galleria Sabauda, a richly stocked picture gallery. The collection includes pictures by the Piedmontese artists Macrino d'Alba and Defendente Ferrari, the Lombards Gaudenzio Ferrari and Sodoma, the Venetians Mantegna ("Madonna with Saints"), Paolo Veronese, Tintoretto, Tiepolo and Canaletto, the Emilians Guido Reni and Guercino, the Tuscans Beato Angelico ("Angels in Adoration", etc.), Lorenzo di Credi and Piero Pollaiuolo ("Tobias with the Archangel Raphael"), numerous Dutch and Flemish paintings, including works by Jan van Eyck, Roger van der Weyden, Hans Memling (portraits), Van Dyck, and Rembrandt (a youthful work, "Old Man Asleep"). One room is devoted to the Gualino Collection, with pictures by Botticelli and Veronese.
San Filippo Neri
Monument to Cavour
Via Maria Vittoria runs from the church southeast to the Piazza Carlo Emanuele II, where there is a marble monument (1873) to Camillo Cavour (1810-61), a native of Turin, the great statesman who achieved Italian unity, and the church of Santa Croce, designed by Juvarra in 1718.