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.