If you visit Turin, you will be rewarded by a visit to the Chiesa San Lorenzo. Its exterior is blandly unassuming, which makes the interior quite surprising in its quiet, regal beauty.
All my life from the time I started studying the shroud ,on holiday in turin also had chance to visit iveco truck HQ where I obtain parts from in my job as parts admin in jersey Channel Islands ,so combined the two ,went to domo but church closed so had to go to San Lorenzo ,brilliant experience took photos ,... More
I've seen hundreds of churches and this one blew me away (went back several times). In a city chock full of Baroque, this church is the quintessence. Art everywhere. [And the pastor limits "extra" functions to funerals -- doesn't want to "exploit" it with weddings.] When you look at the outside, you'd never guess how gorgeous the inside it. Its... More
Been to this church two days ago and you might not believe it , I have a picture taken inside where the Virgin of Sorrow is situated, an image of Virgin Mary appeared in the photo...Do say a prayer when you visit it..
This was a suburb Baroque church, ornately completed on the inside, and with the added benefit of having a great copy of the Shroud of Turin to look at. Overall, this is something that you should definitely make time to visit while in Turin as it is such a pleasure. Even the teenagers I went to, who generally don't like... More
With a much smaller footprint than one first expects, San Lorenzo is very accessible. The architecture of the dome is unique and interesting. An active church, it does not provide significant information in English, but the experience itself is sufficient.
The facade is misleadingly anonymous, so go beyond it A beautifully preserved baroque interior without alterations or additions San Lorenzo is a pure Baroque shrine, where Guarini gave one of the most outstanding proofs of his architectural genius:A look at the dome,recalls to the mind Islamic motifs but is strikingly European .17th century Decorative details and paintings add splendor to... More
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