The 167.5 metre high Mole Antonelliana is the tallest masonry building in Italy. From the top of the Mole, visitors can look onto the entire city of Turin with a 360° view of its rooftops and the Po river, which looks like a glittering strip that cuts across the city. Designed by Alessandro Antonelli as a Jewish temple, construction was completed in 26 years, due to financial trouble and some doubts as to the building’s stability.
A visit to the Mole is an experience in itself, even before you’ve reached its terrace. In fact, a completely transparent lift takes visitors up to the top of the building, thus making it possible to admire the stuccoes that decorate the vault.
Most of all, the journey up in the lift is similar to floating in the void inside the building's dome. The Mole Antonelliana currently hosts the National Museum of Cinema.
Via Montebello 20
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What to see in Turin
» Superga Basilica
» Rivalta Castle
» Cortile del Maglio - ex Arsenale Militare (The coolest and most avant-guard night clubs in Turin)
» Galleria Sabauda - Savoy Gallery
» Mole Antonelliana
» Museo Egizio - Egyptian museum
» Museo dell'automobile - Car museum
» Museo della Sacra Sindone - Museum of Shroud
» Orto Botanico - Botanical Garden
» Palazzo Madama
» The Royal Palace - Palazzo Reale
» Palaisozaki & Punti di Vista
» Archaeological park in the "Quadrilatero"
» Turin platform and the Red Arch (La "Passerella" e l'Arco Rosso)
» Piazza Vittorio
» Dora district: Dora Park; Media Village; Environment Park; Chiesa del Santo Volto
» The Spina Centrale: the fountains-Igloo by Mario Merz; Opera per Torino by Per Kirkeby; Albero Giardino by Giuseppe Pennone
Main Attractions in the surroundings of Turin