Cappella dei Banchieri e dei Mercanti, Turin

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Religious Site · Hidden Gem · Church
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  • It is difficult to find and only open a few hours each week. It is open, however, on a Saturday at 3.00. I went at 4.00 and found one of their regular concerts was on at 5.00, costing only 5 Euros. a....  more »
  • Its eternal calendar makes this chappel something really fascinating. Our guide took us here and it is something that we will not forget  more »
  • Worth a visit, rich baroque decoration and paintings, stores a 4000 years mechanical calendar unique in the world.  more »
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  • Situated on the famous Via Garibaldi where we hunted Saldi-Discounts, this beautiful church attracted our attention. So peaceful and beautiful piece of art inside.
  • Beautiful church. Very opulent
  • Baroque Chapel located in the centre of Turin, in via Garibaldi, the road that leads to Castello. Not Everyone unfortunately knows this authentic jewel of Baroque art, not yet too publicized. When you enter you remain open-mouthed, especially for the magnificent fresco of the ceiling of the chapel that reminded me (with the due proportions!!!) The Last Judgement of the Sistine Chapel of Rome... Of great relevance also the paintings, a series of paintings dedicated to the Nativity and the Magi (for this reason at the annual feast of the Congregation is precisely on January 6), all dating back to the SEVENTEENTH century. Bellismo also the gilded wooden organ and the marble altar. But The most surprising thing is the perpetual mechanized calendar of Giovanni Amedeo Plana, a world-famous Piedmontese astronomer: This calendar, so particular, is able to identify any day from the year 1 until 4000, and also the study of Tides and Lunations. It is guarded in the sacristy of the chapel and is a truly surprising object, a real technological prodigy, considered the ancestor of our current computers. It's basically a big red box hanging on the wall, with writings, portraits, numbers, all curiously finished with a few windows and framed as if it were a painting and working with a drum mechanism and a crank. The prodigiousness of this machine is that there are well stored 46,000 data that can be consulted by simply rotating the crank and setting the date it affects. The prodigy is that the complicated algorithm that regulates this mechanical calculator (discovered by three students of the Politicenico of Turin in 2015 and studied by numerous foreign students) was made with the only support of paper and pen!!! Very friendly and well prepared the guides that are inside the Chapel, all components of the congregation, which offer a service of guide to free offer.
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  • One of the Many jewels of Turin la Bella, and the welcome of the present members of the confraternity is very kind! (Two French lovers-like everyone!-of the beautiful country)
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  • Beautiful discovery in Via Garibaldi. Unfortunately It is not very publicized! You can also see the calendar of Giovanni Amedeo Plana that calculates the days/months/years of centuries and centuries whose history is very interesting.
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