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“Neglecting the "palazzaccio"”

Duomo di Torino e Cappella della Sacra Sindone
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed October 2, 2013

If you do not consider the Palazzaccio, a 1965 offensive building in front of the Renaissance Turin Dome, Piazza San Giovanni should be one of the most interesting squares in town. Facing the Dome, on your left you can find a Roman anfiteatro and the Porte Palatine, which saw celebrities such as Caesar Augustus and Napoleon. Then on your right there's Palazzo Chiablese, worth a visit when open and a small passage which leads directly to the external court of the Royal Palace.

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Reviewed September 24, 2013

This is a must to visit if you are in Turin, not only is it a fantastic Cathedral but has wonderful architecture and paintings inside the church and then there is the area were the keep the Shroud. they hay visual displays in several different languages explaining how the markings of a man they believe to be Christ came to be on the cloth. I found it very interesting.

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Reviewed September 17, 2013

The holy shroud of turin in the domo church , when on display ,is a must if you have studied it read all books and arguments on it , from not real dated much later , due to outer pieces sent for analysis ,which the sisters , repaired after fire in church and silver gasket bits burnt the holes repaired you see today ,so yes they are much later , but the shroud comes back and stands the test of time for us all to see Gary jersey Channel Islands only official knight Templar

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Reviewed July 6, 2013

Regardless of your perspective on the Shroud, the cathedral is a very interesting and historic place. The organ and Christ chapel are especially beautiful, but other side chapels also have historic importance and interest. It is worth a visit.

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Reviewed June 24, 2013

No trip to Torino would be complete without a visit to the DUOMO as it is the DUOMO which houses the famous Holy Shroud. THE MUSUEM OF THE SHROUD has only a COPY of the shroud!!!The cathedral, which is physically joined to the Royal Palace, is itself a historic monument in its own right. The Romanesque bell-tower of the cathedral is 18th Century. The Turin Shroud is still a wonder as an artefact and does not fail to mystify the visitors to the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist. The guides are in fact very careful with the information, while a video documentary, in the church itself, is worth following for interest., there's no fee to visit the cathedral. Once in the plaza castello keeping plazzo madame on the right walk towards the castle and slip out of the arch in the wall on the left. Go around this and lo!! Behold you are at the DUOMO which houses the shroud. Entrance is free ...so go in up the stairs and once inside the duomo turn to the left , go on to the front corner and there it is ..or ask for the “sindone” as the shroud is called here ..The shroud itself is preserved in a closed casket, not available for viewing, but a painted/laminated photo version of the face on the shroud is kept above the casket..very life like....There a deep red curtains around the niche where the urn and casket are kept..quite grand....getting close to it gives one the experience of beholding an enigma that has kept experts guessing as to its precise origins and purpose. the shroud will only be displayed again in 2025, if you want to see the silver casket where it is in, and the urn where it's said the shroud was found in, plan to visit the church before 12h30 and after 3 pm.There are benches to sit in and view the documentaries and the casket of shroud( covered with a red and gold cloth) and its an amazing experience..you may sit as long as you like and its lovely esp when there is a prayer session on with superb choral song.

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