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Turin, Italy: Cathedral of St. John the Baptist and Basilica of Maria Ausiliatrice

 

About the City of Turin:

Most people associate the city of Turin with the Shroud of Turin, and it is located here, but the city has several other claims to fame. The fourth-largest city in the nation, Turin was the first capital of a united Italy, from 1861 to 1865, and is now the capital of the Piedmont region.

It is a great city to visit, but of course is perhaps best known among Catholics for being the location of the Holy Shroud in the Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist.  In addition, the Cathedral houses the tomb of Blessed Pier Georgio).  In addition to the Cathedral, the Basilica of Our Lady Help of Christians houses the tombs of two famous saints.

 

Among the major Catholic places of interest are:

Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist (Shroud of Turin and tomb of Bl. Pier Georgio)

Basilica of Maria Ausiliatrice (Our Lady Help of Christians) Three saints entombed here:  Saint John Bosco;  Saint Mary Mazzarello: Saint Dominic Savio)

 

Traveling to Turin:

The city is easily reached by train from Milan (a bit over an hour) and also from Genoa (about two hours).  Get train & bus schedules, see fares & buy tickets here. In addition, Turin  has an international airport. The airport and train stations are shown on the map below.

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5 thoughts on “Turin, Italy: Cathedral of St. John the Baptist and Basilica of Maria Ausiliatrice”

    • It is normally on display every 10 years on even numbered years, so the next scheduled year should be 2020, but we don’t have any confirmation of that yet.

  1. My wife and I were among a tour group that were fortunate enough to see the shroud in person when it was displayed in the Cathedral a couple of years ago in Turin. The short presentation about the bloody wounds captured by the shroud was very revealing. I treasure the picture I took (not great without flash) and feel privileged to have seen it.

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