As I previously mentioned, next weekend looks great for die-hard museum-goers and for all those looking to have fun on a tight budget: there are permanent and temporary collections available at the cost of merely one strong espresso. On September 24th and 25th, the European Heritage Days are back in town and are celebrated across Turin, since important museums such as Palazzo Madama, GAM (Galleria d’Arte Moderna – Gallery of Modern Art), MAO (Museo d’Arte Orientale – Museum of Oriental Art), Turin Planetarium, and Borgo medievale adhered to the initiative.
Mole Antonelliana, the glittery home of the National Museum of Cinema, joins the celebration on September 24th, and comes up with discounted museum tickets at only € 1, between the hours 6.00 – 11.00 pm (last entry one hour before closing time).
If you’ve got enough time on your hands and some extra € 6, you can also enroll for the Turin Cinema City guided tour, describing the evolution of cinema production here in Turin, from the city’s golden days at the beginning of the 20th century up to the present time, when some of the lost glamour has been restored. The tour will also feature details of Pastrone’s Cabiria (1914), shot in Turin and one of the most innovative pieces in world cinema ever.