Protestant Church. TURIN. 10. Route. 79
the style of a Roman temple, surmounted by a dome. The facade
is adorned with statues of the 4 Evangelists. Some good modern
frescoes in the interior, and several statues by Albertoni.
La Consolata (PI. 4), containing a highly revered Madonna, has
been formed by the union of three churches; present structure of
the 17th cent. The chapel to the 1. beneath the dome con¬
tains the kneeling statues of .Maria Theresa, Queen of Charles
Albert, and Maria Adelaide, Queen of Victor Emanuel (both of
whom died in 1855), erected in 1861.
The handsome Protestant Church (Tempio Valdese, PI. 8), the
first erected in Turin in consequence of the introduction of religious
toleration in 1848, is situated not far from the railway-station, in
the street leading thence to the elegant suspension-bridge across the
Po (Stradale del Re).
In the Via Montebello rises the new Synagogue, a building
of several stories, resembling a tower, the basement of which is
surrounded by a colonnade.
On the N.E. side of the city the Dora Riparia (p. 73) is
crossed by a handsome Bridge of a single arch of 160 ft. span.
The Po flows on the S.E. side. A Bridge of 5 arches, con¬
structed of granite in 1810, crosses the Po opposite the Piazza
Vittorio Emanuele, at the extremity of the long Via di Po.
(Swimming Bath above the bridge, p. 73.)
To the W. of this bridge, somewhat inland, is situated the
Giardino Pubblico, now a play-ground for children. It contains a
monument to Daniele Manin (A. 1857), the dictator of Venice, repre¬
senting the Republic of Venice with a palm-branch in her right hand
and with her left resting on the medallion of Manin. Beneath the me¬
dallion are the words, 'Uniflcazione, indipendenza d'Italia'. There
are also monuments here to the minister and historian Cesare Balbo,
the Piedmontese General Bava, and the Neapolitan General Pepe.
A favourite promenade in the evening is the Nuovo Giardino
Pubblico, above the iron bridge on the 1. bank of the Po (Restau¬
rant see p. 72), which comprises also the Botanical Garden and
extends to the royal chateau 11 Valentino, a clumsy building of
the 17th cent. , now occupied by the Polytechnic School ('scuola
superiore d'applicazione degli Ingegneri').
Beyond the stone bridge, on the r. bank of the Po, a number
of steps ascend to the spacious dome-church of Gran Madre di
Dio (PI. 7), erected in 1818 in imitation of the Pantheon at
Rome, to commemorate the return of King Victor Emmanuel I. in
1814. The groups sculptured in stone on the flight of steps are
emblematical of Faith and Charity. The lofty columns of the
portico are monoliths of granite.
On the wooded hill to the r. rises the Capuchin Monastery,
74 hr. walk from the bridge, approached by broad paths on the
S. and N. sides. The latter is to be preferred, because shady