Escorted Rail Tours to Turin
Known for the controversial Turin Shroud
Founded by the Romans in 28BC, the city of Turin has since been
part of the Duchy of Savoy - including a stint as its capital - and
the Kingdom of France before joining a united Italy in 1861. In the
1870s the Fréjus Tunnel was opened, providing a major link between
France and Italy and boosting Turin's position as a bustling centre
of trade. As a result of this long and varied history, Turin boasts
a fantastic architectural heritage and a wealth of attractions.
The Turin Shroud
One of the city's most famous features is the Turin
Shroud, which was also a major reason for the city's growth.
Believed to be an imprint of Christ's face after being crucified,
the shroud has been displayed in Turin since 1578 - and the city
became a popular pilgrimage site from that time. The city is also
home to one of Europe's largest Egyptian museums, and is rich in
beautiful green parks, spacious boulevards and airy squares lined
with grand buildings.