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Turin, located in Northwest Italy's Piedmont region, is an industrial powerhouse that draws thousand of visitors each year. Many people come to Turin on business trips, but the city also has several historic attractions, including the world-famous Holy Shroud. Turin's city center is the Piazza Castello. There are many hotels around the Piazza Castello, but sometimes they vary in quality from chic to shabby, which makes it challenging to book a nice hotel room on the Internet. Hotels.com, a leading online hotel booking agency, makes finding the ideal hotel room quick and easy. Hotels.com offers detailed descriptions of hotels around Piazza Castello, Turin, and the website features dozens of photographs of each hotel, including pictures of the rooms, exterior, and lobby.

What's Piazza Castello, Turin, Like?

Turin's most famous attraction is the Holy Shroud, which many Catholics believe is the burial cloth of Jesus Christ. The shroud is located a few blocks north of the Piazza Castello in Turin's cathedral, the Duomo di San Giovanni. The actual shroud, known as the Sacra Sindone in Italian, is rarely displayed, but travelers can view a replica at the Duomo's altar. The shroud was first brought to Turin in 1578 and the city's leaders built the imposing black marble Capella della Sacra Sindone within the Duomo to house the relic. The Piazza Castello also has another famous church, San Lorenzo, built in 1634 by architect Guarino Guarini in the Baroque style. Near San Lorenzo is the Palazzo Reale, the splendid palace of the Dukes of Savoy. The Palazzo Reale houses the Armeria Reale (Royal Armory), which is one of the finest armor collections in Europe.

How to Get Along with the Locals in Piazza Castello, Turin

Many travelers visit Turin for another kind of pilgrimage. Turin is known for its exquisite chocolates, and the Piazza Castello has many cafes where travelers can indulge their sweet tooth. Travelers can sample the delicious gianduiotti, which are hazelnuts covered in chocolate, or sip bicerin, a local specialty made with chocolate, coffee, and cream. Some cafes and stores even sell boxes of chocolate pasta so travelers will have a little taste of Turin after their vacation. Sweets are often a spur of the moment indulgence, but it can also be fun to splurge on a last-minute vacation. Hotels.com offers a free smartphone app, so travelers always have Hotels.com's world class services right at their fingertips. The smartphone app also saves money by offering travelers mobile exclusive discounts of up to 50 percent.

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