Turin and surrounding area achieved inimitable, borderline soul. The Alps approaching France give these lands northern lights and sober European elegance.
This place gave birth to united Italy with its first capital in Turin. Here iconic cuisine got its signature like everywhere in Italy! Bagnacauda, gianduiotti, Barbera are some of the many delicious specialties in the city of Savoy.
The Metropolitan City of Turin has a discreet style. It does not exhibit striking beauties to amaze crowds. Turin attracts the most attentive travelers, showing them unusual and unknown wonders. If Faust had been Italian, he would have been born in Turin.
Let’s start from the fact that Turin was one of the most important film production centers in the world during Belle Époque. Spectacular Turin Film Museum is one of its kind throughout Italy offering the right base to rediscover an extraordinary story of cinema.
The very original idea came to important historian of Italian cinema Maria Adriana Prolo in 1941. From the beginning it was clear that the perfect venue could be only one, the most "cinematographic" possible: the Mole Antonelliana!
Only after many years, far beyond the death of Prolo, the foundation of the same name in 1992 managed to complete the project. The museum was founded in 2000 and inaugurated in 2006, on the occasion of Turin Winter Olympic Games.
Visiting Cinema Museum in Turin and countless attractions will definitely light up your imagination!
Intriguing statue of God Moloch used in the setting of the film Cabiria in 1914 is preserving a world of posters and prints, historical equipment, cult relics belonging to black and white divas and more than a million photographs witnessing the era of cinema. Here you will find all ingredients to taste and experience the history of cinema. Besides historic artifacts, the new interactive and multimedia stations now make the experience even more immersive.
Furthermore, Turin Film Museum is a real treasure for scholars, with tens of thousands of documents, books and files. In addition, a well-stocked sound record library dedicated to soundtracks and a film record library with more than 30 thousand films on tape and 41 thousand on other media.
Prolo Foundation also runs a room inside the nearby Cinema Massimo, dedicated to numerous retrospectives, activities and festivals organized every year, such as Torino Film Festival.
What makes every film really special? Without a doubt, the happy ending! And like any self-respecting masterpiece, even a visit to the Turin Film Museum is closing with a delightful ending.
Climb the wonderful crystal clear elevator to reach the top of Mole Antonelliana and admire the panoramic view of the Metropolitan City of Turin and local Alps.