The capital of the region, Turin, has remained one of the world's major centers of pilgrimage for many centuries. There, in Sidon Chapel, the unique religious artifact, the Shroud of Turin, is stored; annually it attracts hundreds of thousands of believers. Apart from the religious attractions, Turin is known for its unique Egyptian Museum. Its collection includes hundreds of archaeological artifacts, including the statue of Ramses II and a rich collection of papyri; the museum houses more than 30,000 artifacts. Those fond of natural attractions are sure to enjoy the picturesque province of Verbano-Cusio-Ossola. Three magnificent lakes as well as a huge number of incredibly beautiful natural areas and reserves are situated there.
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