The Duomo of Turin

Torino is known for its Duomo which periodically hosts the Sacra Sindone or Holy Shroud.  This rather austere building is one of the city’s only Renaissance era buildings. Dedicated to St John the Baptist, it was built in the 1490s, while the accompanying campanile tower is a few years older. Like the Duomo in Milan, that frontage is pure marble. 

Inside, most make for the display case that holds the Shroud when it’s on show. It was brought here by the Dukes of. Savoysso naturally enough there’s more than a passing nod to their heraldry in the golden chapel. 

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