Piazza Castello lies at the heart of the city, surrounded by
important public buildings and hub of the main streets. Wander round
the beautiful porticos, and enjoy the shops and excellent cafes.
Il Duomo di San Giovanni Battista (The Cathedral of St. John the
Baptist) was built in the late 1400s. Today it is home to the Shroud
of Turin, a linen cloth bearing the image of a man that some believe
to be Jesus of Nazareth. More information about the Shroud can be
found in the Museo della Sindone.
The Museo Egizio (Egyptian Museum) is one of the most important
collections of Egyptian artifacts in the world, second only to the
Museum of Cairo, housing over 30,000 exhibits.
The unusual and beautiful Mole Antonelliana building, which features
on Italy's 2 Euro-cent coin, was completed in 1889, and stands 167.5
meters tall. Today it is home to the National Museum of Cinema.