Purchase Mole Antonelliana Tickets online and embark on a 2 hours tour that will take you inside the Mole Antonelliana Torino. Your tickets will include the company of a licensed tour guide who will take you inside the beautiful building in a small group. Each of your ten group members will be given headphones for use during the tour. The Mole Antonelliana Biglietti will also include the admission tickets of both Mole Antonelliana as well as Museo Nazionale del Cinema.
You will start your journey into the world of films by visiting the Museo Nazionale del Cinema on an hour-and-a-half-long tour. During your tour, you will be able to understand the rich cinematographic heritage as you take a look at their amazing collection. Next, you will visit the Mole Antonelliana on a 30-minute tour and take the panoramic lift to reach the top of the Mole to go to the cupola platform to admire the stunning view of Turin.
The Mole Antonelliana is the architectural symbol of Turin and was named after its creator, Alessandro Antonelli. The construction of this major achievement began in 1863 as a synagogue and was finally completed in 1938. Since the year 2000, the amazing building has been housing the National Museum of Cinema and visiting the museum, you will be able to witness the journey of films from the ancient period till the current age.
Walk into the Temple Hall on the ground floor with your Mole Antonelliana Biglietti and unwind while watching an old film trailer. before you start your journey in the world of movies. Visit each of the ten collections, each dedicated to a specific part of the film world. Visit the archaeology of Cinema to know about the pre-movie days. Go to the photo library to take a look at a collection of a million and a half photos, to the Posters and Advertising Materials to view the movie posters from past periods and to the Cinema memorabilia to look at the costumes, sets, and more. If you are eager to know more about behind the scene work, visit the Appliances collection with cameras, accessories and sound equipment. Visit the film library to take a look at their vast collection and to the video store if you want to take a look at some. Other than this, there are other collections where you can learn more about films as well. Once done, use your Mole Antonelliana Tickets to take a panoramic lift ride to the top of the Mole Antonelliana to admire the spectacular view of Turin.
If you have ever wondered how people got entertained before the birth of Cinema, this is the collection that you need to check out with your Mole Antonelliana Tickets. Check out details in documents, images etc. about the various devices such as optical boxes, Chinese shadows, magic lanterns etc. that were used in ancient times to delight the audiences. Look out for the collection by Pierre and Zette Levie and the twins' John and William Barnes, which are the star attractions of this collection.
Take a look at the Photo Library of the Mole Antonelliana Torino to admire the rich collection of more than one and a half million photographs that will tell you the history of the cinema as well as the art of photography. Take a look at the documents on the work of prominent Italian photographers such as Vittorio Zumaglino, Domenico Riccardo Peretti Griva, Maggiorino Gramaglia, and others in this collection.
The Posters and Advertising Materials having 535,000 copies of various promotional materials, posters and playbills of the ancient years will give you a glimpse of how they looked in those eras when amazing designers such as Cambellotti, Martinati, Capitani, and others created them. These promotional materials were used for movie launches and document the history of cinemas and advertising material designs from the period of silent movies to the recent productions.
The Cinema memorabilia that you can look at using Mole Antonelliana Tickets includes items such as sets, stage costumes, sketches for sets and costumes, pre-production objects, etc. that were created for use during the shooting of the movie but were much in demand by the audience and fans later. The collection also contained toys and collectable gadgets used by iconic movie characters.
Feel fascinated looking at the appliance which has made cinemas what they are today. Delight in knowing about the birth of photography and how it developed while looking at cameras and other photography accessories. Learn about the stereoscopic and stereovision devices which transported movies from their silent days to the current days.
An amazing collection that you will be delighted to look at at the Mole Antonelliana Torino museum is that of rare and precious heritage films. Feel thrilled as you take a look at more than 30,000 films in this collection including those from silent films as well.
The historical archive is a documentary complex where you will be able to see thousands of documents pertaining to unpublished and unique elements of the history of cinema. The documents contain a chronological span of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries as well as that of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. These documents are today serving as evidence of the archaeology of cinema and photography.
If you want to see the documents pertaining to cinema and photography, pay a visit to the documentation library with 45,000 monographs and more than 104,000 issues of magazines. A special attraction of this collection is the one dedicated to Piedmontese photography along with a magazine collection of Italian silent cinema.
For movie buffs, the video store is heaven! For it is here where they can get the opportunity to choose from thousands of films starting from Silent movies to Hollywood classics to Italian masterpieces and more. A few areas of specialization in this store include the Turin silent cinema, films from the Turin film festivals, animated films, advertising films, and the Fund dedicated to Ingmar Bergman.
Remember the classic records - the ones which varied from heavy 78s to classic 33 and 45 rpms? You will find 3000 of them in the sound archive! The section has in store soundtracks from hundreds of movies, with signatures of great composers such as Goldsmith, Morricone, Bernstein etc. There are also those containing the original voices of well-known actors and actresses such as Jean Gabin, Jeanne Moreau, Marlene Dietrich and others.
The Mole Antonelliana was designed by Alessandro Antonelli who was a well-known 19th-century architect of the Jewish faith. He was commissioned by the Jewish community to design a new temple along with an internal school. Construction began on 17 March 1863 and was partly completed within 6 years, but was not appreciated by the Jewish Community of Turin and they decided to sell the structure to the Municipality of Turin. The construction of the structure went on and the building rose to height with a pointed end as in neo-Gothic style. The work went on even after Antonelli’s death and finally was completed by Antonelli's son in 1889. It became the tallest masonry building in Italy, as well as in Europe and the world till 1953. In the 20th century, the Mole Antonelliana underwent several renovations after being damaged by adverse weather conditions and finally returned to its glory in 1960 with a new spire. Today, the height of the Mole Antonelliana is 278 feet and the building houses the Turin Cinema Museum.
Opening Hours: Wednesday to Friday & Sunday to Monday: 9 am to 8 pm; Saturday: 9 am to 11 pm; Tuesday: Closed.
Location: Via Montebello, 20, Torino, Italy, 10124, Turin
Best Time to Visit: If you want to visit the place without a crowd, then avoid visiting on Saturday, Sunday or on any holidays when there is an unreserved guided cupola tour. You can book your tour slots in advance on other days of the week except for Tuesday when both the National Museum of Cinema and the Mole Antonelliana are closed.
By Foot: If you are traveling from places near central Turin, you can simply walk down to reach Mole Antonelliana.
By Car or Bicycle: Travel by car or bicycle to reach the Mole Antonelliana, located in central Turin.
By Bus: Take Bus no. 55,56, 61 or 68 to reach central Turin and walk towards Mole Antonelliana.
By Tram: Travel by tram no. 13, 15, or 16 to reach central Turin and walk to reach Mole Antonelliana.
Free admission to the Museum and its Panoramic Lift for visitors with disabilities along with their companions.
There is a dedicated entrance for visitors with disability along with an intercom system
Request for a wheelchair, free of cost, at the ticket office if you have someone with mobility issues.
A panoramic Lift with staff assistance is available to visit exhibition rooms.
Braille panels as well as high readability visual-tactile of a map of the exhibition itinerary.
You will be able to access the cupola by a staff-assisted panoramic elevator.
Climb up 278 feet (85 meters) by the elevator to reach the Mole Antonelliana’s cupola viewing platform and enjoy captivating panoramas of the city of Turin.
Those visitors with limited mobility or those having lung or heart conditions along with other disabilities may not find it convenient to visit the cupola viewing platform at a height.
Can you go up the Mole Antonelliana?
Yes, you can go up to the cupola of Mole Antonelliana, located at a height of 278 feet (85 meters) by a panoramic lift using your Mole Antonelliana Tickets. Once on top, go to the cupola viewing platform to get a breathtaking view of Turin.
Why is the Mole Antonelliana important?
The Mole Antonelliana is important for being the tallest museum in the world. It has also gained prominence for being the most prominent building in Turin and for housing the National Museum of Cinema.
Is Mole Antonelliana worth visiting?
Yes, Mole Antonelliana is definitely worth visiting for being the most prominent building in Turin as well as for being a popular attraction for housing the National Museum of Cinema. The building is also famed for its dramatic glass elevator which will take you to the top while offering you a stunning panoramic view of the city.
How much time do you need at the Mole Antonelliana?
You need 2 hours to visit Mole Antonelliana. It will take you an hour and a half to tour the Museo Nazionale del Cinema and another 30 minutes to climb to the top of the Mole Antonelliana to admire the view of the city of Turin.
Do you need to book in advance to visit Mole Antonelliana?
It is preferable to book the Mole Antonelliana Tickets in advance. By doing so, you will be able to select your preferred time slot for the two-hour guided tour of the Museo Nazionale del Cinema and the Mole Antonelliana.
What's the best way to see Mole Antonelliana?
The best way to see the Mole Antonelliana is by going on a reserved guided tour for 2 hours. There are unreserved free guided tours available as well during the weekend, but you will have to move with a crowd. In case of a reserved guided tour, you will be touring with a small group of 10 people and will get personalized attention from the licensed tour guide.
Where can I book tickets for Mole Antonelliana?
You can either book the Mole Antonelliana Tickets once you reach the place or you can book the tickets online. The advantage of booking the tickets in advance is that you will be able to select your preferred slot for a guided tour of the Museo Nazionale del Cinema and the Mole Antonelliana.