Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist

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Turin: Royal Palace and Egyptian Museum Guided Tour

1. Turin: Royal Palace and Egyptian Museum Guided Tour

Join this small-group tour to skip the long lines to the top 2 museums of Turin, the majestic Royal Palace, and the fascinating Egyptian Museum. Meet your guide at the entrance of the Royal Palace. Explore the former residence of the Savoy family, who reigned over Italy until it became a republic in 1946. Pass by their chambers, learning about their lives. Continue to the Chapel of the Holy Shroud, the original location of the Shroud. Next, visit the Egyptian Museum. Learn about the findings used to study ancient Egypt, including mummies, sarcophagus, sphinx, pots, jewelry, and more. Your guide will explain why this museum is in Turin. Hear about how it became the second most important museum in the world for Egyptology.

Turin: Private Tour on The Path of The Holy Shroud

2. Turin: Private Tour on The Path of The Holy Shroud

Discover the history and mystery behind the Holy Shroud of Turin. Legend says that the burial garment of Jesus's crucified body was transferred to Turin in 1578 by the Dukes of Savoy. But where was it kept before? Did the Templars hide it? Uncover all these secrets on the tour. Just one of the fascinating theories about the Holy Shroud is considered to be the most important relic in Christianity but is rarely displayed. The ancient linen has been preserved in the royal chapel of the cathedral of San Giovanni Battista. Follow the history behind the burial shroud by visiting the breathtaking Chapel of the Holy Shroud, Guarino Guarini’s masterpiece and one of the most famous Baroque buildings in the world. Continue to the Renaissance Cathedral dedicated to St. John The Baptist where the Shroud is kept and displayed for very special occasions only. End the tour with a guided tour of the Museum of the Holy Shroud to answer some of the questions linked to the authenticity of the Shroud, a relic that draws people from all over the world.

Turin: Walking Tour with Royal Palace and Egyptian Museum

3. Turin: Walking Tour with Royal Palace and Egyptian Museum

Begin your experience in the morning by walking through the city center of Turin. Discover the city's highlights and main monuments, listening to the guide as they explain how the city was built throughout the centuries. Your guide talks with you about the main sites, including Palazzo Reale, Palazzo Madama, and San Lorenzo Church. This first part of the tour then ends at the Mole Antonelliana, a symbol of the city with its unforgettable shape. Following a small break for free time, re-group with your guide to enter the Royal Palace. This palace was the old residence of the Savoia family, who reigned throughout the entire duration of the monarchy in Italy. Whilst at the palace, see the main rooms where the Savoia lived, and enter the Chapel of the Holy Shroud - the facility where the Shroud was housed for a long time. To complete your experience, enter the Egyptian Museum - a must-see attraction of Turin. There your guide tells you about the ancient Egyptian history and culture as you pass mummies, sarcophagi, sphinxes, and other different findings.

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What people are saying about Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist

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The professionalism of the guide Laura, who provided us with all the information and history of the Holy Shroud. 3 hours of intense and joyful guidance with a lot of quality, knowledge, efficiency, cordiality, and really transmitting to us the experience that we would have liked to have. Exceeded all expectations. Congratulations on having the Laura tab on your boards. Thank you from the heart Laura for the experience and for everything. Gratitude.

Very interesting and useful visit to update the knowledge on this fascinating page of history and Thanks to the precious assistance of the guide Sofia, available and careful to provide explanations on historical trends, finds and processing techniques in the various phases of the history of ancient Egypt. The guide was very attentive and patient with the children, making them participate and involved in this extraordinary educational path.

Day dedicated to the Royal Palace and Egyptian museum with a guide, Sofia, truly competent and engaging. Despite the time available (about 5 hours), not much for what we had to visit Miss Sofia allowed us to grasp the essence of the palace and the museum. I'm sure I'll use this service again next time

Sophia gave us the most amazing tour to the Royal Palace and the Egyptian Museum. She was kind knowledgeable and patient. Whenever you book your tour make sure to ask for her - you won't be disappointed.

Excellent, the guide was awsome, knowledgable, nice, adaptable.