Turin, the site of the 2006 winter games and the Shroud of Turin, is filled with Baroque architecture with the Alps providing a dramatically stunning backdrop. Few cities in the world, if any, can rival its number of historical cafes that provide the opportunity to soak up the revolutionary and literary atmosphere of the 19th century. Turin was a literary center for centuries, and it’s also the Italian capital of chocolate. Be sure to sample bicerin, a popular drink among Italian and European aristocracy, made of espresso coffee, chocolate and whipped cream. Of course, the Turin Cathedral, home to the Shroud of Turin, is also a must visit – though the museum is open daily, the shroud is only displayed once every decade. Fortunately, you won’t have to wait long to see it. It was recently revealed that the shroud, venerated by many as the burial cloth of Christ, will be on public display April 19 through June 24, 2015.