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Duomo di Torino e Cappella della Sacra Sindone

Piazza San Giovanni, 10121 Turin, Italy
+39 011 464 7999
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The cathedral, built in 1498, is a fine example of Renaissance architecture. One of the most famous medieval relics - the Turin Shroud - is kept here.
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Piazza San Giovanni, 10121 Turin, Italy
+39 011 464 7999
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Reviewed June 21, 2012

This had to be one of my mother's favorite things to see. Even though you can not actually see the shroud because it is encased in a box behind a glass wall, it is fascinating to watch the video on the shroud within the church...More

1  Thank Lisa1928
Reviewed May 16, 2012

The Holly Shroud is kept in a big casket in a chapel dedicated to it. The Cathedral is a big church, with a majestic interior, not too ornamented. There is a small book store with books presenting the Shroud's history and flyers in many languages.

Thank silvisly
Reviewed May 5, 2012

Key monument in historic Turin and almost unique Renaissance building in this overall baroque city, the cathedral is close to the royal palace.The inside, though less spectacular (the fantastic and world reputated dome was closed due to a fire that has damaged it...years ago....) is...More

1  Thank famille_LENIQUE
Reviewed May 3, 2012

Worth the visit. The story of the shroud is amazing, the volunteers are really kind. Gorgeous cathedral - not that big and fancy as the general Italian ones but we loved it.

Thank Ildiko T
Reviewed April 3, 2012

Turin's cathedral is not one of those impressive, magnificent Italian churches, it's nice but quite average for Italy. The chapel of the Holy Shroud is guarded by volunteers that admonish against taking photos, but why? if he only thing to see is the clothes that...More

1  Thank AusverGeorge
Reviewed January 27, 2012

Well worth the visit. The story of the shroud is amazing. Gorgeous cathedral.

Thank mumwife
Reviewed December 22, 2011

Interesting to visit but all about that piece of cloth. Curiosity value only or just a cinema to sit and watch the church propaganda on a large plasma screen. Scientifically disproved but still being touted as fact.

1  Thank Leafau
Reviewed November 30, 2011

You can't actually see the shroud, a picture of the impression of the face hangs above it. It is housed in a box behind glass in what looks like the Royal Box at an Opera House. There is no admission charge to the cathedral or...More

1  Thank ast1963
Reviewed November 20, 2011

nothing was translated into english on the information cards so we had no idea what we were looking at

Thank norfolktraveller_11
Reviewed November 17, 2011

a replica of the Holy Shroud was on display. The archetecture of the Duomo was fabulous.

Thank Yankeebronx
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January 19, 2017|
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Response from Citiestraveller63 | Reviewed this property |
Hello the Shroud is only only display at certain times namely every few years as it has to be protected and kept in extremely special conditions due to its age and religious historical value. Yes there is a video to watch in... More
May 18, 2016|
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Response from Albia-Newton | Reviewed this property |
The shroud is only open to public display every few years - The rest of the time it is secured in a safe casket. You can see the chapel of the shroud and its casket when the cathedral is open There is a multi media display... More