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“Very peculiar artwork with a real history!”

Real Chiesa di San Lorenzo
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Turin: 2-Hour Private Walking Tour
Ranked #12 of 367 things to do in Turin
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Owner description: This was the first “home” of the Holy Shroud after its arrival from Chambéry. San Lorenzo has an extraordinary cupola (completed in 1680) designed by Guarino Guarini and exemplifies the baroque style. The Duke Emanuele Filiberto had the church dedicated to the Saint after the victory of the Battle of San Quintino. In piazza Castello.
Stamford, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Very peculiar artwork with a real history!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2013

Liked: location, ease of understanding history behind it( english manuals were available)
Disliked: The begging..both inside and outside

Visited July 2013
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
“A Baroque shrine!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2013

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 this interior, from which all straight lines are absent.Truly splendid.

Visited June 2013
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“A chance to see a copy of the Turin shroud”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 6, 2013

Well worth a visit. The church has paintings and a decorative chapel at the entrance and then inside the church is very attractive. However, don't miss the sign to the sacristy on the right. this leads you down a corridor to a fascinating room with copies of the Turin shroud. The closest you will get to seeing the real thing for years!

Visited April 2013
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Rome, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“A Baroque masterpiece”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 26, 2013

Not many churches in Turin have fully preserved their baroque glorious interiors without alterations or additions as this one. San Lorenzo is a pure Baroque shrine, where Guarini gave one of the most outstanding proofs of his architectural genius: look at the dome, which may recall Islamic motives but is strikingly original in the European 17th century. Decorative details and paintings add splendor to this interior, from which all straight lines seem to be banished. The facade is misleadingly anonymous, so go beyond it - the dome seen from outside is however very impressive, like the nearby Holy Shroud, another Guarini masterpiece now under restoration

Visited March 2013
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“Speaks for itself”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 25, 2013

Gorgeous little church on the piazza castello. What else needs to be said? I recommend going in and taking a look.

Visited March 2013
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