| Turin is on a plain defined approximately by the rivers Estura de Lanzo, Sangone and Po (which crosses the city to the north). The city of Turin and its surroundings are embellished by the Residencias Sabaudas, UNESCO World Heritage of Humanity.
Amongst its monuments, we can highlight the Mole Antoneliana and the Cathedral of San Juan Bautista of the 15th century, which houses the Holy Shroud. The Egyptian Museum has the second largest Egyptian collection in the world after the Cairo Museum.
The square plan of the Turin streets corresponds to the plan of a Roman camp established in the year 218 bc. in the territory of the Taurini tribe, to watch over the Alps, but tradition says that Turin forms part of the triangle of white magic (with Prague and Lyons) and the triangle of black magic (with London and San Francisco); it is also said that the historical centre of the Castle square, very close to where Nostradamus lived, is the access to hell, and that in the grottos hidden under the Madama palace, tens of alchemists paid by the Savoy sought the philosophal stone for centuries.
The pinnacle of aesoterism, for some, and the legacy of Christ for others, is the so-called Holy Shroud, the canvas on which the face of Christ was printed. This is held in the Duomo. Another work that some relate to a certain mystic tradition is the self-portrait of Leonardo da Vinci, on display in the Royal Library.
On Saturdays the Borgo Dora is organised, an ancient market not unlike Portobello in London or Les Puces in Paris; this is called Balón because in other times a ball game was played here very much like football.
What you must not miss:
• Via Romana
• Piazza Castello
• Abbazia di Santa Maria di Vezzolano
• Orrido di Chianocco
• Pañazzo Barolo
• I ponti sul Po