Duration: 3 hours (half day) or 8 hours with lunch break
Availability: all year round
Difficulty: steps to enter Churches and museums
Exclusions: entrance fees, gratuities, tips, food and drinks
Category: walking tour
This tour will take you to discover the mystery lying behind the Holy Shroud that is, according to the tradition, the linen in which the body of Christ was wrapped after the deposition from the cross. The history of Turin has always been connected to that of the Holy Shroud.
Through the visit of the wonderful Royal Church of San Lorenzo we will understand why the Duke of Savoy took the Shroud to Turin in 1578. Our tour continues with the visit to the “Chapel of the Holy Shroud” the masterpiece of the Architect Guarino Guarini and one of the most famous Baroque buildings in the world. We conntinue to the Renaissance Cathedral dedicated to St. John The Baptist where the Shroud is kept and displayed for very special occasions only. The tour will end with the visit of the Museum of the Holy Shroud to answer some of the questions linked to the authenticity of the Shroud.
End of half day service
After lunch the tour continues with the visit of the outstanding Sancturary of La Consolata (Our lady of sorrows) dating back to the 10th Century. The miraculous painting that protected the people of Turin in many occasions is still visible. The tour will end with the visit of Maria Ausiliatrice the home of the Salesian Family founded by Saint Giovanni Bosco, one of the social saints of Turin who with his philanthropic activity, deeply influenced the life of our town.
End of full day service