The Cathedral of St. John the Baptist & the Shroud of Turin


This is the exterior of the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist in Torino, which dates from the late 15th century. It's a picture I took back in January.
When I visited then, the doors were locked. I made a return trip on Friday, February 17, as part of Sean's & my 'Torino in Two Hours' tour.


The view inside the cathedral, which seems bigger than it would appear from the outside.


Behind each of the arches along the side aisles are shrines, some of which are shown below.






On the right side of the transept is the organ.


Last displayed in public in 2000, the shroud itself will not be on public display again until 2025.
It is kept in this chest, behind glass, near the front of the cathedral.




On the left as you enter at the rear of the Cathedral, is this photographic display of the shroud.
The upper image, displayed horizontally is a positive.
The negative, showing the front and back side by side, provides a clearer view of the details.

The shroud measures 14-1/2 feet long by 3-1/2 feet wide.


This reproduction of da Vinci's Last Supper hangs over the doors of the Cathedral.

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