Torino: il duomo

The facade

The coat of arms of Domenico Della Rovere, carved in marble and representing an oak tree, a cardinal’s hat and a cross, is located at the center of the gable. The name of the commissioner bishop, who was a cardinal of San Clemente in Rome, recurs above the portals. The

Continue reading


The bell tower

The bell tower was built between 1468 and 1470. In the twenties of the eighteenth century, architect Filippo Juvarra designed a new crowning element for the simple fifteenth century structure. The project, only partly completed between 1720 and 1723, proposed an innovative solution which inspired other similar projects throughout the

Continue reading