Turin — Torino

The Chapel of the Holy Shroud

The Chapel of the Holy Shroud

Royal Palace, Piazzetta Reale 1, Torino

 1/15  f/4  1600  40mm

The Chapel of the Holy Shroud is a Baroque-style Roman Catholic chapel in Turin, designed by the architect Guarino Guarini and built at the end of the 17th century. The chapel was constructed to house the Shroud of Turin, a religious relic believed by many to be the burial shroud of Jesus of Nazareth. In 1997, the chapel was severely damaged by a massive fire. It took over 21 years, and €30 million in funding to repair and restore the chapel to its original splendour. In 2018, the chapel reopened to the public.

The Chapel of the Holy Shroud

The Chapel of the Holy Shroud

Royal Palace, Piazzetta Reale 1, Torino

 1/30  f/4  400  24mm

The Chapel of the Holy Shroud is a Baroque-style Roman Catholic chapel in Turin, designed by the architect Guarino Guarini and built at the end of the 17th century. The chapel was constructed to house the Shroud of Turin, a religious relic believed by many to be the burial shroud of Jesus of Nazareth. In 1997, the chapel was severely damaged by a massive fire. It took over 21 years, and €30 million in funding to repair and restore the chapel to its original splendour. In 2018, the chapel reopened to the public.

Detail of the Royal Palace gates

Royal Palace gates

Royal Palace, Piazzetta Reale 1, Torino

 1/4000  f/2.8  100  35mm

The Royal Palace of Turin is a historic palace of the House of Savoy. It was originally built in the 16th century and was later modernized by Christine Marie of France in the 17th century, with designs by the Baroque architect Filippo Juvarra. In 1997, it was placed on the UNESCO World Heritage Site list. In this detail, the gates of the Royal Palace have a golden Medusa symbol embossed on them, in order to fend off intruders.

Church of Superga

Basilica of Superga

Superga hill

 1/1000  f/5.6  100  16mm

The Basilica of Superga was designed by Filippo Juvarra and built at the top of the hill of Superga from 1717 to 1731. It contains the Royal Crypt of Superga, the burial place of the Savoy family. The mountain on which the Basilica is located was the site of the Superga air disaster of Grande Torino football team in 1949.

Dome of Superga

Dome of the Basilica of Superga

Superga hill

 1/40  f/4.0  100  16mm

The Basilica of Superga is a church in the vicinity of Turin, designed by Filippo Juvarra and built from 1717 to 1731 at the top of the hill of Superga. The dome was completed in 1726 and resembles some elements of Michelangelo's dome at St. Peter's Basilica. The hill on which the Basilica is located was the site of the Superga air disaster of Grande Torino football team in 1949.