Chiesa Dello Spirito Santo, Turin

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  • Small, very well maintained, perfect historical site reproduction of the SINDONE. beautiful paintings and monuments
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  • At the place where Chiesa dello Santo Spirito lies, from sometime in the 1500 century was another church, which was destroyed by a fire in 1653. Then the current church in the Baroque style was erected. The church is built together with the Basilica del Corpus Domine, but as a separate church room. When visiting the Chiesa dello Santo Spirito, you are quickly taught that it was here that the famous Swiss philosopher, musician and writer Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712 – 1778), at the age of 15, turned to repent of the Calvinistic faith in which he grew up. Not told is that he later returned to Calvinism to finally confess to deism, the rational approach to faith that arose in the Enlightenment thinkers of the 1600 century. The church is as mentioned in the Baroque style, but is more restrained decorated than the Chiesa dello Santo Spirito. The room has no side chapeller, but is decorated with corinthic columns and pilasters and individual paintings. If visiting the Basilica del Corpus Domine, which is one of Turin's most beautiful churches, it is worth also to look within the Chiesa dello Santo Spirito.
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  • Interesting church
  • The Brotherhood of the Holy Spirit began, in 1609, the realization of an oratory made in baroque forms by the arch. Ascanio Vitozzi, at the time engaged in urban renovation projects of the city and beyond. In 1625 the building was equipped with a bell tower designed by the royal architect Carlo di Castellamonte. However, for static reasons, the complex was re-built, first in 1662 by Ing. Bernardino Quadri, and then in 1763 by the architect Giovanni Battista Ferroggio, also author of the Church of St. Catherine in Asti. The simple facade hides the pleasant and airy interior space in which the centrality of the dome, as in the Astigian church, determines the compositional union of the unique longitudinal aisle with the curved walls that house the side altars. The interior is decorated with 14 large Corinthian columns in baroque marble and the main altar of 1787. In a left side chapel, pause to admire the beauty of piffetti's wooden crucifix.
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