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Antonelliana Mole
Foto Torino: Antonelliana Mole
View of the beautiful and suggestive Antonelliana Mole, designed by architect Alessandro Antonelli, who named the monument. It was originally built as a synagogue; today it houses the very interesting Cinema National Museum. City symbol, with its very high spire, to which it is possible to access through a lift, it has been chosen as subject to be represented on the two Euro cents coin's back.
Royal Palace
Foto Torino: Royal Palace
Ancient Savoy's abode today it is a Museum that lodges the royal apartments and a collection of applied and decorative arts. It was restored many times. The Palace is located in Castle Square, it is preceded by a gate that circumscribes a wide space before the palace. Worthy of note are also the two bronze statues representing Castor and Pollux (Zeus twin brothers, also called Dioskouroi).
Palatine's gates
Foto Torino: Palatine's gates
The ancient gates of entrance to the city of Roman Age Augusta Taurinorum are in Cesar August Square. Of great historical and artistic value, they are made in bricks and include two polygonal towers adjoined by the main wall where several windows are disposed on two levels. In the picture you can see four arches, two of larger dimensions to enable the transit of carts and two of smaller dimensions for pedestrians. During the nineteen century The Palatine's gates became a building‘s façade and for this the Monument is still today identified by the Turinese as "Palace's gate".
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