Faà di Bruno Museum
Located on Via San Donato in Turin, it was created by the Minim Sisters of Our Lady of Suffrage, a religious congregation founded by Francesco Faà di Bruno. It is composed of nine rooms housing objects and writings that retrace the life of this Piedmontese social saint engaged in many scientific, social and charitable activities. The museum houses a collection of scientific and technical instruments of that age, such as Foucalt’s telescope and other instruments created by the saint, such as the phasiscope and the writing desk for blind people. There are also 19th Century vestments and relics. In the room where he lived there is his very rich scientific library, that can be consulted for graduation thesis or scientific works. The historical archive is annexed to the museum; it keeps the papers related to the Blessed’s scientific, social and charitable works.
The offer includes
Free admission to this and all the other affiliated cultural sites with purchase of the Torino+Piemonte Card 2012.See all the details