Don’t be misled by the baroque façade on the Palazzo Madama, which was added by architect Filippo Juvarra in the 18th century—walk around this massive structure and you’ll see that it also incorporates a medieval castle, a Roman gate, and several Renaisssance additions. Just as the building has multiple styles, the museum within it—the Museo Civico di Arte Antica—displays collections of art from several past eras, covering four mammoth floors (stop to admire the monumental marble staircase, another Juvarra touch). Works from the medieval and Renaissance periods show off well against the building’s austere, stony interior; on the top floor you’ll also find one of Italy’s largest collections of ceramics. Still, it’s all rather disorganized—you’ll have to hunt for the star of the show, Antonello da Messina’s sublime “Portrait of a Man,” which is hidden away in the Treasure Tower at the back of the building. Like many of Turin’s museums, Palazzo Madama is trying to be more innovative; visitors are even encouraged to post pictures from inside the collections. Audio guides, available for 3.50€, offer more in-depth information for about 100 works. If you need a break, the Caffè Madama on the first floor offers modern-day treats as well as hot chocolate and pastries inspired by the royal period of the city.