Lifting the Shroud - A Perfect Guide Book to Turin

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The next public display of the Holy Shroud of Turin will draw an estimated 3 million visitors. For many, "Turin, A Local's Guide to the Olympic City" is the perfect pocket-sized reference providing valuable information for travelers to Italy's hottest tourist destination.

The Holy Shroud is one of the most intriguing objects in the world. Its home, Turin, Italy is one of the most fascinating cities in the world. From April 10 through May 23 of next year, the enigmatic Shroud will be on public display, attracting millions. Many of those guests will find "Turin, A Local's Guide to the Olympic City" an indispensable tool during their visit.

Award winning author James Sajo is a freelance journalist who has lived in Italy for 18 years. In 2006, he carried the Olympic Flame on its journey to Turin, wrote a top-selling book on the Olympics, and led tours during the Winter Games. Those experiences, along with extensive writings on Turin's culture, cuisine, and curiosities provide the background for a comprehensive guide that will help visitors enrich their stay.

The book is packed with practical information, including descriptions of important tourist sites in and around the city, dining suggestions, a regional wine guide, and more.

An extensive list of useful Italian words and phrases, detailed maps of central Turin, and a thorough explanation of the public transportation network complete the volume.

The book sells for $12.95 and is available at, or It will also be sold in selected bookstores in Turin.

About the book:
Title: Turin, A Local's Guide to the Olympic City
Author: James Sajo
Nonfiction Travel Guide
100 pages, perfect bound soft cover
ISBN: 1-59594-090-1
US $12.95
Available at
Published by: Wingspan Press, Livermore, CA


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