Museo del Risorgimento, whose full name is the National Museum of the Risorgimento, was the first opened on this subject and it is the largest museum of Italian history. It is dedicated to the historical period of the Renaissance in which occurred the political unification of Italy, between the end of the eighteenth century and the beginning of the First World War.
Housed in the beautiful building of the Palazzo Carignano, one of the most important buildings of baroque Turin, the museum has its main entrance on Piazza Carlo Alberto. In fact, this entrance is the rear facade of the Palazzo Carignano, realized during the extension works of the building between 1864 and 1871 in an eclectic style, with white stone and pink stucco enriched with sumptuous pilasters and columns, porch downstairs and topped by a balustrade on the top raised at the center. It was the inner facade of the building at the time was the residence of the Savoy and Piazza Carlo Alberto was the garden that stretched up to the stables, now home of the National Library.
Inside the museum they are exposed 2,600 objects, selected among 25,000 of the collection. The objects are very varied: guns, flags, uniforms, documents and manuscripts, and figurative works. The palace, until 1831 residence of the prince of Carignano, the cadet branch of the House of Savoy, in 1861 it was the seat of the first Parliament of the Italian State. To see while visiting the Chamber of Deputies of the Parliament subalpine 1848-1860.
There are several thematic routes based on the time available to the visitor.
The Risorgimento Museum is one of the Savoy residences UNESCO along with the Royal Palace, Palazzo Madama and the Royal Palace of Venaria.