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Cappella della Sindone

Cappella della Sindone

ROYAL MUSEUMS OF TORINO
ROYAL MUSEUMS OF TORINO is a project that confirms Torino’s central role and its artistic, architectural and historic heritage in the international scenario: some 3 km of an exceptional tour route to relive the city’s events, from the firs Roman settlements to the Unification of Italy.
It includes the Royal Armory, the Royal Library, the Savoy Gallery, the Royal Palace, the Royal Gardens , Chiablese Palace, the Archaeological Museum with the Roman Theatre.

The task of designing and creating the Chapel to house the Holy Shroud was entrusted in 1667 to Guarino Guarini, one of the leading architects of Baroque in Piedmont, who concluded the work in 1690. The project was based on the idea of the Shroud as the extreme evidence of the mystery of Redemption, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Architecture itself thus becomes the experience of "ascending within death" to the light of divine glory.

From 1694 until the early nineties of the twentieth century, the Chapel of the Holy Shroud has guarded the precious relic, now preserved in the transept of Turin’s Cathedral.

During the night between 11 and 12 April 1997, the Chapel was affected by a large fire which seriously damaged the building.

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Bus : 4-11-12-13-15-27-51-55-56-57-58-6
City Sightseeing Torino line A - Torino Centro

Line 1 stop PORTA NUOVA or XVIII DICEMBRE

Railwaystation TORINO PORTA NUOVA or TORINO PORTA SUSA
Highway exit Torino Nord or Torino Sud and follow "Centro città"
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