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The Cathedral of Turin is dedicated to St. John the Baptist, the patron saint of the city. Built between 1491 and 1498 at the behest of Cardinal della Rovere, the Renaissance-style cathedral has a white marble façade with three portals decorated with reliefs and a red brick bell tower with a crowning of the Juvarra. The basilican interior has a Latin cross with three naves with Gothic elements.
Palazzo Madama today is the seat of the Civic Museum of Ancient Art but this wonderful building built on the ruins of an ancient Roman gate was a fortress, a castle (as evidenced by the rear facade with medieval towers) and residence of two "Madame Reali", Maria Cristina of France and Jeanne of Savoy-Nemours, under whose regency the building was enlarged and embellished.
Symbol of the city, the first thing to see in Turin. The Mole Antonelliana was started in 1863 on a project by Alessandro Antonelli to perform the function of a Jewish temple. In 1878 it was sold to the municipality that wanted to make it a monument dedicated to the king of Italy Vittorio Emanuele II.