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Museum of Shroud in Turin


Museo della Sacra Sindone 


The Shroud is one of the most important relics in Christian tradition. The shroud (from the Greek “sheet”) is said to be the very one used on the body of Christ when he was buried and then found by the Apostles in the empty sepulchre after his resurrection. Tests performed on the fabric were unable to guarantee its authenticity nor to explain the presence of the image of a man imprinted on the fabric, since there is no evidence of any ink or paint, leaving the mystery surrounding the item more or less unsolved. The Museum of the Shroud was set up in the crypt of the church of the holy Shroud (chiesa del SS. Sudario), on which restoration work was completed in 1998. In addition to the Holy Shroud, the museum guards religious items, including the Sixteenth century silver and hard stone reliquary which contained the Shroud up until 1998. Artistic contributions and the accounts of the scientific enquiry complete the visit, providing the most exhaustive information about the Shroud.

Museum of Shroud
Via San Domenico, 28
10122 Torino
Phone: +39 011 4365832
Fax +39 011 4319275

Discounts with Torino+Piemonte Card

Obligatory reservation for groups and schools more then 20 persons.



What to see in Turin

» Superga Basilica
» Rivalta Castle
» Cortile del Maglio - ex Arsenale Militare (The coolest and most avant-guard night clubs in Turin)
» Galleria Sabauda - Savoy Gallery
» Lingotto
» Mole Antonelliana
» Museo Egizio - Egyptian museum
» Museo dell'automobile - Car museum
» Museo della Sacra Sindone - Museum of Shroud
» Orto Botanico - Botanical Garden
» Palazzo Madama
» The Royal Palace - Palazzo Reale
» Palaisozaki & Punti di Vista
» Archaeological park in the "Quadrilatero"
» Turin platform and the Red Arch (La "Passerella" e l'Arco Rosso)
» Piazza Vittorio
» Dora district: Dora Park; Media Village; Environment Park; Chiesa del Santo Volto
» The Spina Centrale: the fountains-Igloo by Mario Merz; Opera per Torino by Per Kirkeby; Albero Giardino by Giuseppe Pennone

Main Attractions in the surroundings of Turin

» Moncalieri Castle
» San Giorgio Canavese Castle
» Stupinigi Hunting Lodge in Nichelino
» Reggia Venaria Reale

Events in the surroundings of Turin