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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 church was commissioned by Emmanuel Philibert, Duke of Savoy in 1562, although much of the current structure was completed in the late 17th century. The octagonal structure is quite unique, and the complex decorative aspects are remarkable. Of particular note is the design of...More
This is a hidden gem by the palace. The outside of the church is so plain but when you walk in you see this very ornate baroque style church. I loved that the architect built in paintings that light up one the ceiling during the...More
Wow! If you like Baroque interiors, this is right up there with St Nicolas Church in Prague (often used in architecture texts as a quintessential example of the style). A series of oval chapels surround the hexagon-shaped "nave", all encrusted with gilt and polychrome marbles....More
This Royal Church of St. Lawrence was designed by the architect to amaze and delight you. And that is exactly what it did. It is stunning and everywhere you look, you realize the detail of the construction and art. Hidden in area's you expect nothing...More
Inviting and friendly church with a beautiful unique cupola, one of a kind. The only sad thing is, that this church only holds a copy of the Shroud while the original is placed in the Duomo which is closed until 2023 by the decision of...More