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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...more
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this was the chapel built for the Dukes of Savoy in the Palace next door. Guarino Guarini, brilliant architect and mathematician, designed it and it is simply wonderful . No one else was there when I Visited. It is to the left of the Palazzo...More
Easily missed because of the unassuming exterior. This is a very small church yet very ornate in baroque style. The unique feature is the dome. Look up, the dome is buttressed, reminiscent of the Moorish design.
We only found this hidden gem because our bike tour guide pointed out the small blue door in the corner of the square. Apparently the original entrance would have upstaged the palace so the Emperor stopped it from being built. Judging from the interior he...More
The church of San Lorenzo is located in a place that probably few visitors to Turin will miss: in the corner of Piazza Castello at the end of Via Po and next to the Royal Palace, but it hasn't got a very impressive front facade....More
There are many churches across Italy with a modest exterior hiding unbelievable beauty inside. This is the case with this Church right on the main Piazza Castello to the left of Royal palace.
Do enter it and visit incredible artwork inside and the astonishing dome....More