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Duomo (San Giovanni Battista), Turin

Duomo (San Giovanni Battista) - Turin, Italy
Duomo (San Giovanni Battista)
Piazza San Giovanni, Turin, Italy 10122Map
+39 011 436 1540
Neighborhood: Center
Overview

San Giovanni Battista, better known as the Duomo, is a Cathedral that was constructed by the will of Cardinal Domenico Della Rovere. It was designed by Bartolomeo del Caprino da Settignano based on the plans of Baccio Pontelli. The architectural style is pure Renaissance, with 3 aisles laid out like a Roman Cross. The façade is constructed in white marble from Carrara, and the entrance has three doors sculpted in wood from C.M. Ugliengo based on a design by Cerutti. This structure is one of the most important Baroque monuments because of the daring architecture of the cupola, the various overlapping arches, and the wonderful effects of light. Perhaps the biggest attraction to this church is Turin's famous Sindone, the shroud said to have once been wrapped around the body of Jesus. Do call for more information.

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