Italy, Torino – Not Just the Shred of Torino II
Last time we visited the monumental palaces Palazzo Madama and Palazzo Reale. However, in the popular park Parco del Valentino you may rest and absorb the impressions of the grandiose architecture on Piazza Castello. The oblonged park is located on the western riverbank of the Pad river hlaf an hour from the aforementioned square. A botanic garden founded in the first half of the 18th century is situated within the park as well as the baroque UNESCO sight of Castello del Valentino.
There is much more thank just benches in the park or the botanic garden for you will enter Borgo e Rocca Medievale, a 15th-century medieval village where you will see how the life looked like back then. Narrow streets feature shops, church, pharmacy, ora tavern. The highlight is the castle. Inside, there are chambers with contemporary furniture, and decoration according to nobility's taste. An armory belongs to the castle too. It displays weapons, armor and accessory of the then soldiers. The dining hall features historic cutlery, dishes, game hanfs in the kitchen ready to fill up the lords.
Od středověké vesničky se přesuneme k Museo Egizio, které je věnované starověkému Egyptu. Málokdo by čekal, že v Turíně bude poznávat tuto kdysi vyspělou civilizaci, ale věřte, že místní muzeum za to opravdu stojí. Po Egyptském muzeu v Káhiře jde o jediné muzeum na světě, které se věnuje pouze egyptskému umění a kultuře. Jean-François Champollion, badatel, který rozluštil hieroglyfy a tím položil základy moderní egyptologii, prohlásil, že cesta do Memfisu a Théb vede přes Turín.
The museum resides at the baroque Palazzo dell'Accademia delle Scienze. Founded in the 1820s, King Charles Felix of Sardinia acquired 5 thousand items from the excavation works in Egypt. Other items would be added later and the collection, as of today, consists over 32 thousand items only 6,5 thousand of which are on display. The ticket price for an adult is 15 euro. The museum also features a souvenir store selling Egyptian-themed souvenirs. It will cost you but it will be worth it.
Museo Nazionale del Risorgimento Italiano is a museum devoted to the reunification of Italy which took part in the 19th century. The museum is situated at Palazzo Carignano, the place where the Italian parliament assembled between the years 1861 and 1864 and also the place where the Kingdom of Italy was declared on March 14th 1861. Items on display, many of which are interactive, are related to the unification. Also, there are documentary movies and guided tours which will wrap you in the turbulent period of Italian history.
Text: Maxim Kucer
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