“Political commitment: a dream comes true” (M15)
The room’s historical narration is entirely entrusted to multimedia tools focusing on three pivotal moments of Cavour’s life which fuelled the statesman’s political success: Cavour the journalist; Cavour member of parliament; Cavour and the first war of independence.
“Modernizing to consolidate the State” (M16)
The modernization of the State introduced by Cavour as minister and prime minister of the Kingdom of Sardinia developed through three main moments illustrated on the walls: trade deals; infrastructure; the “connubio” (alliance) as a political turning point. The room is enhanced by the many national and international honors bestowed on the statesman.
“At the table of the great game: the Crimea gamble and the Congress of Paris” (M17)
Thanks to its multimedia equipment the room illustrates two important moments when Piedmont won a place as a leader in the history of Europe thanks to Cavour’s political intuition: the Crimean War and the Congress of Paris. Also on display in this small room is the prestigious collar of the Annunziata awarded to Cavour by Vittorio Emanuele II in 1856.
“Cavour’s room” (M20)
Camillo Cavour’s biography comes to an end with a reconstruction of his apartment in Turin. This interior had already been rebuilt and located inside the Benso Tower in Santena by his niece Giuseppina for the 25th anniversary of the statesman’s death (1886), and is of great emotional impact thanks to its original furnishings: Camillo’s personal desk, the bed where he passed away, the mementos of his nephew Augusto, fallen in Goito in 1848.