From April 10 to May 23, 2010, both the curious and those convinced that the Turin Shroud is the burial cloth of Jesus Christ can have a brief look at it, according to the Associated Press website.
Some 1.5 million people have already reserved their three- to five-minute chance to gaze at the cloth, which is kept in a bulletproof, climate-controlled case.
Organizers said they expect some two million pilgrims and tourists to see the linen during its six-week viewing. The shroud is 14 feet long and three and one-half feet wide.
Pope Benedict XVI will fly to Turin -- Piedmont's capital in northwest Italy -- on May 2 for a day trip to pray before the shroud.