Inauguration of the chapel of the holy shroud

21/09/2018
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Inauguration of the chapel of the holy shroud

The opening ceremony is on Thursday 27th  September at 9.30am in the foyer of Teatro Regio (piazza Castello 215, Turin).

After a long and complicated restoration  following the fire on 11th  April 1997, the Chapel of the Holy Shroud is once again accessible to the public visiting the Royal Museums.

The opening ceremony is on Thursday 27th  September at 9.30am in the foyer of Teatro Regio (piazza Castello 215, Turin), followed by the ribbon-cutting at 11.30 at Palazzo Reale, Turin (Royal Museums, Shroud Gallery, entrance from Piazzetta Reale 1).

Taking part are: the Minister of Cultural Heritage and Activities Alberto Bonisoli, the President of Piedmont Region Sergio Chiamparino, the Mayor of Turin Chiara Appendino, the Archbishop Cesare Nosiglia and the Royal Museums Director Enrica Pagella.

Various events are planned to share Guarini’s masterpiece with the public, such as spectacular lighting of the dome (Thursday at 8.30pm), High Mass, (28 September at 7pm) and a concert in the cathedral on 29th  September at 9pm.

Also on 28th  and 29th  September is an international convention in the Vivaldi Auditorium in Turin’s National  Library which focuses on the monument’s history, its symbolic and devotional meanings and the lengthy restoration which allowed it to survive.

The Chapel of the Holy Shroud is open to visitors from Friday 28th  to Sunday 30th  September at a special price of €3. From Tuesday 2nd  October access will be included in tickets for the Royal Museums.

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