One of the emblems of the city of Turin it is precisely the Mole Atonelliana, which takes its name from the homonymous architect who designed it 1863. Located in the historic center of Turin, with its 167 meters high, the building overlooks the entire city offering its visitors breathtaking views to admire and photograph. Those who want to visit it can do so by taking advantage of guided tours or extraordinary openings. Here is all the necessary information on how to get there, ticket prices and advice for the visit.
- Hours and prices
- Online tickets and guided tours
- What to see and how to visit Mole Antonelliana
- Useful tips for visiting the attraction
- Where is it and how to get there
- Historical notes, curiosities and practical info: what to know in brief
- User questions and comments
Hours and prices
- ascent on foot to the dome without reservation - Saturday, Sunday and holidays at 12:00 and 16:30. For guided tours by reservation, groups of up to 15 people, however, times are on request, from Monday to Friday, from 9:00 to 18:00. The general opening and closing times of the museum and panoramic lift are from Monday to Sunday, from 9:00 to 20:00, with closing at 23:00 only on Saturdays. Closed on Tuesday.
- Best time to avoid queues: reservations are made in order to avoid the formation of queues.
- museum € 11,00, panoramic lift € 8,00, museum + lift € 15,00. For schools the entrance ticket to the museum is € 3,50, and € 9,00 for the museum + lift.
- Reductions: museum € 9,00, panoramic lift € 6,00, museum + lift € 12,00. Children aged 6 to 26, groups of min. 15 are entitled to a reduction for access to the museum, with and without a panoramic lift. 6 people, with reservation. Children aged 26 to 42,00 and holders of the Torino + Piemonte Card (€ per person - buy online) can take advantage of the reduction for the use of the panoramic lift.
- Free: free admission for 2 accompanying teachers, and any support teachers
Online tickets and guided tours
What to see and how to visit Mole Antonelliana
The construction of the Mole Antonelliana was begun in 1862 by Alessandro Antonelli, with the intention of building a synagogue. The works ended in 1889, with a total height of the building of 163,35 meters, making it the tallest brick in the world. The panoramic lift takes you to the small temple located under the spire, from which you can enjoy a wonderful view of the entire city and the surrounding mountains.
Since 2000 the Mole it houses the National Cinema Museum, thus becoming a museum set up vertically unique in the world. The exhibition is in fact set up on floors and includes: the archeology of cinema, on the first floor, followed by the Sala del Tempio and the Cinematographic Machine.
A further floor is then reserved for the Poster Gallery while the visit will end with the ascent by elevator to the dome of the Mole Antonelliana.
Today the museum's heritage includes: collections dedicated to the archeology of cinema, the history of photography (both photographic documents and equipment) to cinema collections (posters, advertisements, accessories, props etc.) and a vast film library consisting of over seven thousand titles which retrace the entire history of cinema.
Useful tips for visiting the attraction
- Watch out for restrictions: the visit to the Dome is not allowed for children under 6 years old. Pets are allowed. The use of photographic equipment is allowed, during the visit to the Dome, only in the special parking areas. In order not to hinder the visit of other people, comfortable and practical clothing is required. It is forbidden to bring large bags and large bags with you
- Minimum time: we advise you to consider a minimum of 2 hours for the visit
- Visiting the Dome is not recommended to visitors suffering from motor difficulties, severe sight or hearing defects, heart or lung diseases, claustrophobia, disorientation syndromes (labyrinthitis, dizziness, etc.)
- The booking time is binding. In case of delay, the management does not guarantee the possibility of being able to carry out the visit
Where is it and how to get there
- On foot: the Mole Antonelliana is located in the center of Turin, surrounded by several universities and tourist / historical attractions. The excellent location means that it is well served by public transport, and therefore easily accessible on foot - Get directions
- By bus: 61, 55, 56, tram 13 and 15 Rossini stop in via Po; bus 68, Verdi stop in via Rossini
- By tram: 16, stop Palazzo Nuovo corso San Maurizio
Historical notes, curiosities and practical info: what to know in brief
The Mole Antonelliana, designed to become a synagogue, was purchased by the Municipality of Turin in 1878. In 1904 a hurricane overturned the statue of the winged genius, affixed to the top, which was replaced with a star. In 1953, however, a storm brought down over forty meters of the peak, replaced with a metal structure covered in stone which led to the reinforcement of the entire structure. In 1961, on the occasion of the Centenary of the unification of Italy, the famous crystal lift was inaugurated, which leads to the top of the Mole, an incomparable panoramic point over Turin. Since 2000, the Mole has also been the emblem of the seventh art thanks to the Cinema Museum, which develops on its three internal floors, designed to surprise and amaze the visitor. Since 1953 the museum has been a member of the Fédération Internationale des Archives du Film and in 1992 it became a Foundation thanks to the support of the Piedmont Region, the Municipality of Turin, the Province of Turin, the Cassa di Risparmio di Torino and the National Cinema Museum Association.