The Mole Antonelliana in Turin
Symbol of the city, the Mole Antonelliana was conceived to become a synagogue when the works began in 1863, it was projected by the architect Alessandro Antonelli. The Mole was at the centre of numerous polemics so it was finished in 1889, but the particular ups and downs of this beautiful monument wasn’t finished yet. In August of 1904 a lightning struck the statue which was on the top, which was substituted with a star, and in 1958 an hurricane, destroyed 47 metres of the pinnacle, which was rebuilt in 1961 as a metal structure covered with stone. Thanks to an innovative panoramic elevator you can arrive on the top of the Mole in every period of the year and enjoy a breathtaking panorama of Turin. The Mole is 163,35 meters high, and it is the highest monument of Italy. But the exterior is not everything: inside the Mole there’s the National Museum of Cinema, that will make you live the history of Cinema from the beginnings, with a suggestive and emotional path.
Information to visit the Mole Antonelliana:
When: Tuesday – Friday and Public Holidays 10 am to 8 pm – Saturday 10 am to 11 pm
Tickets: Panoramic elevator 4,50 €, reduced tickets 3,20 €; National Museum of the Cinema: 6,50 €, reduced tickets 2,00 € Tickets Museum + elevator: 8,00 €, reduced tickets 4,50 €