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Real Chiesa di San Lorenzo

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Address: Via Palazzo di Citta' 4, 10122 Turin, Italy
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This was the first “home” of the Holy Shroud after its arrival from...

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.

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Almost missed it - which is surprising!

Passing by my fiancé and I stopped to snap a shot of the front of this beautiful building but almost just walked on by... I'm glad we didn't! The interior is breathtaking but... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 23 September 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

Passing by my fiancé and I stopped to snap a shot of the front of this beautiful building but almost just walked on by... I'm glad we didn't! The interior is breathtaking but almost modest all the same! The Italians defiantly know how to build churches! Even though it only takes a moment or two to walk around and take... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

The interior of this small church is stunning. It was done by a famous baroque architect who did many churches in the area. The lighting is particularly interesting.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2016

So much to see in this amazing church, but unless you know what to look for, it will be just another church to you, so prepare and research before you arrive to get the full value of the visit to this location.

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colonial heights, virginia, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2016

This small church holds the Shroud of Turin, it should not be missed and is fabulous to sit inside and look up.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2016

This is easily accessed in Piazza Castello and worth a visit as a small gem of a chapel to stop by on way to Castle and Cathedral that holds the Shroud of Turin.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2016

it's a nice example of baroque churches. Nothing special, but definitely a must see. The famous Shroud is held in a special wooden box behind a glass wall, but it is still touching to stand there.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2016

This is an incredible example of Baroque architecture, bedecked with frills and furbelows. Even if it is not your style, you must visit. Once inside the very unassuming (even plain) exterior, your jaws will drop. The entire thing is worth it when you look up at the dome. Not to be missed.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

Had an interesting tour and looked at the copy Turin Shroud. Good for lovers of history and also architecture.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

A tiny but gorgeous sample of Piedmontese Baroque. No straight line in this church and if you look carefully at the dome, you can see devil's face smiling at you!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2016

The church exterior being relatively simple did not prepare us for what lies within. This Royal Chapel is richly and gloriously decorated throughout with a suffusion of Baroque brilliance. The ingeniously ribbed dome is lovely. Below it are a circle of ornate arched lunettes through which light was streaming. The vista along the nave to the gorgeous sanctuary is wonderful.... More 

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