Each year more than 500,000 visitors grace the halls of Turin's Egyptian Museum to marvel at its 30,000+ artifacts from the East African country. And while most travelers may not think of Italy as a Mecca for Egyptian art, a walk through the extensive galleries and exhibition halls of this popular museum is sure to impress. Perhaps that's why the Egyptian Museum continually ranks among the city's top attractions.
Visitors can wander the chronological exhibits that showcase mummies and ancient artifacts that were unearthed by Italian archaeologists. Travelers say the included audio tour is highly worthwhile and offers plenty of insight into the culture and traditions of ancient Egypt.
The museum is located at Via Accademia delle Scienze 6 in Turin. It is open Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. until 6:30 p.m. and on Sunday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. It is accessible via public transportation by using the ST1 and ST2 buses.