If you happen to be circling the city center on December 16th and you’ve got some change in your pockets (1 EURO might just be enough) make sure you make a long stop at Palazzo Madama – that particular Friday Turin celebrates alla grande the museum’s 10th anniversary and also its much-awaited re-opening (yippee!!! full access to the entire museum, no more undergoing works).
The organizers though that the celebration could be made worthwhile by throwing in the equation this awesome 1 EURO entrance fee and prolonged visiting hours, too. The formula worked quite nicely this fall and proved its efficiency in bringing lots of visitors in, therefore the cold days outside and the chance of visiting permanent and temporary collections almost for free seem like a match made in heaven.
November is the month when Turin traditionally celebrates contemporary art (yes, I know, not everybody’s choice when it comes to entertainment), with lots of events usually organized and promoted by the Contemporary Art Foundation Torino Piemonte. This year, some of Turin’s museums adhere to the Night of Contemporary Arts initiative and will remain open on the evening of Saturday, November 5th, from 18.00 to 23.00 (last entry at 22.00) with a special fare – 1 EURO tickets.
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.
Fondazione Torino Musei participates this year, too, to the European Heritage Days (celebrated on September 24th and 25th) promoted by the European Council and the European Commission, and destined to encourage cultural exchanges between the European nations.