Biblioteca Reale di Torino
Biblioteca Reale di Torino
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Eduardo
Panama City, Panama180 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Friends
The library is quaint and historic but if you go there it’s problaly only going to be for 10 minutes unless you actually want a book.
Written 30 June 2019
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Alexander E
Florence, Italy60 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2017 • Couples
It is a good museum with old drawings and books. We were passing by and decided to take a look at th work of Leonardo da Vinci. So if you are intersted in works of Renaissance's painters, visit the library
Written 31 July 2017
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FactotumDellaCitta
London, UK3,984 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2016 • Couples
When we visited there was a display of old books with pictures of plants and animals. Quite interesting.
Written 21 January 2017
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Sara O
Turin, Italy135 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2016
I love this library, just for wandering through and looking through the exhibits and all the old book covers. It's very beautiful and historic and doesn't have a fee to enter. There are sometimes exhibits held there as well. Worth a peek!
Written 26 November 2016
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serafino
92 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2015 • Family
We were there to see the Leonardo da Vinci's self portrait(it will be available for visitors for a limited time so before going there "only" for the self-portrait it is better to be sure that the period is not over) and...yes it was splendid... But we visited all the museum and I saw an uncountable works of art. If you are in Turin you should go there...Really!
Written 18 June 2015
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Henk58
Amsterdam, The Netherlands472 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2014
The fameus portrait in red ink was on display with other drawinga. Great experience. Nice staff. Fantastic Library.
Written 30 November 2014
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goodman23
Los Angeles, CA2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2013 • Solo
The royal library in Turin can be difficult to find, but is absolutely worth the trouble! You can find the direct entrance to the library under the arcades of Piazza Castello, on the north-side of the square. But wait! First you must go to the ticket office of the Palazzo Reale (also on Piazza Castello) and get a ticket. You can buy a ticket for a few euros that gains you entrance to the library and royal armory -or- purchase an inclusive ticket that covers the entire royal compound (royal palace, library, and armory). If you get the ticket for the library and armory only, you then should walk back out to the square and to the separate entrance for the library (otherwise, you can enter the library directly from the royal palace). While living in Turin for 2 years, I had many visitors, and in my experience, touring the whole royal compound can be a lot for one visit, and definitely recommend breaking it up. It was always nice to pop in to the library and armory on a rainy day for an hour. The library, in particular, is never crowded, and filled with magnificent historic volumes collected by the Savoy, hidden staircases leading to the former royals' private chambers, and jewel-like display cases for rare manuscripts, letters, invitations and announcements, and other curiosities showcased in the library's rotating exhibitions. This really is not to be missed!
Written 1 January 2014
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kiob
Leini, Italy616 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2012 • Family
I did not found a better way to contact tripadvisor team.... I don't understand why, but on the map Rivalta di Torino seems to be inside the city of Torino, and a lot (if not all) RIvalta di Torino attractions are actually Torino attraction, actually being duplcated, splitting comments in two different threads. actually the Biblioteca Reale di Torino is in Torino, in the Royal Palace, and not in Rivalta di Torino.
anyway is a stunning library. its drawings collection is unique in the world. too bad they are normally not on display. look for Da Vinci exhbits....
Written 30 September 2013
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Paolo D
Fossano, Italy1,204 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Solo
Once again visible, until 30 June, the famous sanguine self-portrait of Leonardo preserved at the Royal Library of Turin as part of the exhibition "Face to face with Leonardo".
The visit requires a special ticket to be purchased at the single ticket office in the Piazzetta Reale (€15 for those without a Museum card).
Through the long gallery of the ancient wooden library you can access the underground vault where the portrait is displayed, almost in dim light, together with some pages of the Codex Atlanticus with the precise annotations and drawings of the famous scientist. Other Leonardo paintings can be observed (studies of the human body, the flight of birds, horse legs, insects...) which demonstrate the artist's skill and methodical scrupulousness: around fifteen originals are on display.
The exhibition continues with the history of the famous portrait, its reproductions over time, the reconstruction of Leonardo's profile through the scant images of his contemporaries up to the bust sculpted by Pompeo Marchesi.
Interesting but selective exhibition.
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Written 1 May 2024
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Jean-Claude G
Tours, France1,536 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
A magnificent library, with very beautiful and numerous works.
The back half is only accessible to students.
Free entry.
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Written 20 March 2024
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