The rating/booking service calls it Holy Shroud not Shroud of Turin; that’s interesting. Trip Advisor has identified 142 hotels for you. Think they gearing up for the 2015 exposition?
Joan Lewis, EWTN’s Rome bureau chief, has a good write up on the upcoming exposition in her Vatican Insider blog:
Presenters at today’s press conference, according to a VIS report, noted that this will be the third time the Shroud has been displayed to the public during this millennium. The event will focus on two themes: the young, and those who suffer. It is precisely for this reason that the Pope has allowed the solemn exposition, which coincides with the Jubilee for the 200th anniversary of the birth of St. John Bosco.
As on previous occasions, special attention will be paid to the sick who visit the Holy Shroud. The pastoral ministry for healthcare in Turin will make two reception centers available for pilgrims and carer-givers. In addition, with the collaboration of more than 3500 volunteers, moments of prayer will be held, and a confessional service in different languages will be available in locations in the area near the Cathedral.
The visit will be free of charge but booking is obligatory, to enable the effective management of the flow of pilgrims. Booking is online, at www.sindone.org
A Bing translation from sindone.org:
. . . people who live in suffering and young people will be the main «players» the next exposition of the shroud. To accommodate adequately and comfortably sufferers and their carers Health Pastoral of the Diocese of Turin, together with the Organizing Committee, is preparing a series of services: reception places for those who made the pilgrimage to the Shroud during the day, and hospitality locations for stops in Turin . . .
You can also try Google or learn Italian.
The Google translation leaves something to be desired. Even so, you can get the idea. Marco Bonatti, the Director of Communications Shroud Exposition 2015 tells us:
A network of small and large partners to support all projects of the exposition; and multiple modes of financing, including the involvement of citizens through the "crowdfounding."
and there is this:
Projects – Regarding the crowdfounding will be activated in the coming months platforms needed to start collections around specific projects that will be identified or who can report to the Committee. The proposed contribution will all be received and considered by the Organising Committee, which will use a ‘grid’ of ethical criteria that help to assess the compatibility of the proposals with the objectives and style of the exposition.
Companies and individuals who are interested in collaborating in the preparation of the exposition can take right now a first contact by sending an e-mail message to this address: firstname.lastname@example.org .
Crowdfunding has been discussed in relationship to the shroud and even tried in one instance by David Rolfe. See Crowdfund my meth lab, yo and The Shroud Affair Crowd Funding Campaign: A Guest Posting by David Rolfe.
Maybe it will work well.