As you probably know, Torino is famous for the production of cars: the most famous factory is FIAT’s but there are several smaller companies specialized in this industry.
Since the Winter Olympic Games (1996), Turin has been going through a transformation from an economic and social point of view, and several building that were actually part of the factory have turned into something different and are part of what is called “post-industrial architecture”.
The Pinacoteca Agnelli is an art gallery where you can find several artworks donated by the Agnelli family. It is set in the rooftop of Lingotto, a building that was part of FIAT factory: in fact, on the rooftop can also see the test ring track used for car testing when it was still a factory (you can access it with just the ticket, but it’s not always open).
The structure that hosts the gallery was designed by the famous architect Renzo Piano and if you are lucky, you will have an amazing view of the city, the mountains and the hills.
You will find inside some impressive masterpieces from very famous artists: paintings from Matisse (from the beginning of the 1900s), two from Picasso, some from Canaletto as well as Manet, Renoir and 2 sculptures made by Canova.
The Pinacoteca always hosts very interesting temporary exhibitions as well: check the website to see the programme!