Although Turin offers plenty of budget choices to everyone looking to do some visiting around town – off the top of my head, Torino Abbonamento Musei and Torino+Piemonte Card always pop to mind when speaking about cheap museum options – there are also those special days when some important touring can be done to the permanent collections of the following Turin museums FOR FREE:
- The first Tuesday of the month, except holidays: MAO (Museum of Oriental Art), GAM (Gallery of Modern and Contemporary Art)
- The first Wednesday of the month, except holidays: Palazzo Madama
- The first Sunday of the month free admission to: Palazzo Reale (Royal Palace), Armeria Reale (Royal Armory), Palazzo Carignano (Carignano Palace), Villa della Regina, Galleria Sabauda (Savoy Gallery), Museo di Antichità (Museum of Antiquity)
Therefore, next time you feel in the right mood for hopping Turin museums, check the calendar first! You might just get lucky (and use the saved pocket money for some just-as-important restaurant-visiting).