Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Proiettile Assedio

The sanctuary of the Consolata, or according to the official name, the Church of Our Lady of Consolation, is a Catholic church located behind the street of the same name and is one of the oldest places of worship of Turin.

Its unfavorable geographical location, as close to the city walls, made the sanctuary particularly vulnerable to heavy bombardment of the siege of Turin in 1706 but, despite the gunfire, it remained largely intact: a projectile that struck the base of the dome can be noticed even today from via della Consolata. On the outer side wall it is possible to see its memorial plaque bearing the inscription "PROJECTILE SIEGE 1704".

An interior view of the church

1 comment:

William Kendall said...

The interior is magnificent!