Mole Antonelliana


The symbol of Turin, this 167m tower with its distinctive aluminium spire appears on the Italian two-cent coin. It was originally intended as a synagogue when construction began in 1862, but was never used as a place of worship, and nowadays houses the Museo Nazionale del Cinema. For dazzling 360-degree views, take the Panoramic Lift up to the 85m-high outdoor viewing deck.

On weekends, wait times can be long both going up and coming down.

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