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Tasso’s house –

This illustrious area of the city was once home to Torquato Tasso, on the street originally known as San Lazzaro alley and later renamed in the writer's honor. The author of "Jerusalem Delivered" came to Turin in 1578 as a guest of Marquis Filippo d'Este of Lanzo. The building that gave him accommodation can still be easily spotted by a bas-relief reproducing the poet's likeness. Here Tasso wrote "The Oven", before his characteristic unrestfulness got the better of him and led him away from Turin, never to return.

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