THE COMPAGNIA DI SAN PAOLO FOR THE CHURCHES OF THE HISTORIC TOWN CENTRE

Turin, city of art and culture through the churches of via Garibaldi and the Royal Museums

The social, political and religious history of Turin, capital city from 1563 to 1864, is reflected in the urban design and the works of art preserved in the palaces, churches and museums. These days, bringing the city’s history together means looking at the cultural and artistic world concentrated on the Savoy court and the religious life of the city, thus putting together:

  • sacred and profane art
  • devotion and entertainment
  • state policy and city government
  • individual works and urban landscape
  • art and crafts

Compagnia di San Paolo is currently involved in a new project that encourages a fascinating reinterpretation of the historical centre that reconnects:

  • the “control zone” in the capital (which can now be visited in the Royal Museums System)
  • the cathedral complex, the lower church of which hosts the Diocesan Museum
  • the churches of the old and bustling thoroughfare Via Dora Grossa (now known as Via Garibaldi)

with the aim of encouraging citizens and visitors to enjoy the climate in which Turin art was experienced over the centuries by clients, artists and the public.

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