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“Nothing special”

Real Chiesa di San Lorenzo
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Turin: 2-Hour Private Walking Tour
Ranked #13 of 398 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.
Southam, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
142 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“Nothing special”
Reviewed September 15, 2013

You could see why this was the royal church but ther is nothing particulary special about it. Just one on the tick list list as far as I'm concerned

Visited September 2013
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Kettering, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“One of the most beautiful churches I've ever seen”
Reviewed September 11, 2013

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 plain exterior was mandated to fit in with the surrounding buildings in the Piazza Real.

Visited August 2013
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Geneva, Geneve, Switzerland
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“It's Bliss”
Reviewed August 26, 2013

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..

Visited August 2013
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Edmonton, Canada
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206 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
“A gem of a church, not to be missed”
Reviewed August 5, 2013

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 churches, were impressed. The Shroud is also interesting, and I was impressed that the little booklet noted that carbon dating from three different sites supports suggestions that it is a Medieval fake. However, they still leave some doubt about this. Overall, do visit

Visited August 2013
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Naperville, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“The Savoy home church”
Reviewed July 6, 2013

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.

Visited June 2013
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