On one of the main streets of Turin, you can see the beautiful Palazzo Madama, built in the 13th century on the ruins of ancient Roman structures. For hundreds of years of its existence, the palace has repeatedly changed its status. Sometime, it contained a prison. Afterwards, it served as a guest house for senior people. In the 19th century, an art gallery was located there for a little while. Then the palace was used to hold town council meetings. Nowadays, the building is notable for its external design. It has two facades. One of them is made in the medieval, and the other in the Baroque styles.
Lovers of history should take a look at the beautiful Valentino castle. It was built in the 17th century and served as a residence of the dukes of Savoy. In the early 19th century, the castle was in a state of neglect. During this period, it was fully restored and transferred to the local university. One of the university departments is located there even today.
Santuario della Consolata church is the world-famous holy center. It was built in the mid-17th century and is a unique architectural Baroque monument. The church attracts pilgrims with its unique ancient icon called Madonna and Child. This icon was created in the 4th century and is considered miraculous. Its true author is unknown. The roof of the medieval church is equipped with an excellent viewing platform, which offers a great panoramic view of the city.