Duomo di San Giovanni
Statues of the mythical twins Castor and Pollux guard the entrance to this eye-catching palace and, according to local legend, also...
The Giardino Reale , east of Piazza Castello, was designed in 1697 by André le Nôtre, who also created the gardens at Versailles.
Gofri are thin waffles made from flour, water and yeast, cooked in hot irons. This traditional dish from the mountainous regions of...
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Duomo di San Giovanni information
Turin's cathedral was built between 1491 and 1498 on the site of three 14th-century basilicas and, before that, a Roman theatre. Most ignore the fairly plain interior and focus on a far bigger myth: the church is home to the famous Shroud of Turin (alleged to be the burial cloth in which Jesus' body was wrapped). A copy of the cloth is on permanent display to the left of the cathedral altar.
To get the full story you'll need to visit the Museo della Sindone. The separate Romanesque-style bell tower looks older than it really is; it was designed by Juvarra and built in 1723. Just to the north lie the remains of a 1st-century Roman amphitheatre , while a little further to the northwest lies Porta Palatina , the red-brick remains of a Roman-era gate.