Basilica di Superga, Turin

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Explore the Basilica di Superga to discover the tombs of many princes and kings of the House of Savoy. The church you see here today is a result of a promise Duke Victor Amadeus II of Savoy made in September 1706. He climbed a hill and saw Turin besieged by Franco-Spanish forces. He swore that, in case of victory, he would have a monument built to the Virgin Mary on the very hill where he stood. Climb the church's spiral staircase for views the city and, on clear days, the Alps. Take a guided tour for access to special areas. Plan trip to Turin with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.
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  • That's what people have said here ... is like going to Rome and not seeing the Pope. It's a place further from the Center, but indispensable visits! Go and do not regret.
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  • The funicular goes up to Superga. If the weather is clear, you can see incredibly far. Beautiful tombs of the Savoy family. Management is possible and worthwhile.
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  • The Basilica of Superga, built to fulfill a vow the Duke Vittorio Amedeo during the siege of Turin in 1706, overlooks the town and for this deserves to be the first point of any visit to Turin. That said the guided visit to the tombs of the Savoy, the apartments and the climb to the dome are not to be missed. I wish you a quality companion, dovizioso with anecdotes and accurately with the succession of historical events. Don't miss a visit to the sala dei papi. The only collection in the world with all the portraits of the Popes from St. Peter to the Pope, including the Antipopes.
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  • Great spot to visit while in Torino. The funicular experience is good. I recommend going up one day after it rains so you'll have a perfect scenery without fog. In the basilica you have to pay 3€ in order to go up to the dome. Great if you come on a sunny day. Enjoy!
  • One of the best places in Torino. You can reach the top of the hill by public transport. Also you have very good trekking paths to reach. You feel like you are into a thick deep forest. It takes maximum 90 minutes and it is definitely worth spending the time and a very good refreshing physical activity.
  • It's not open on Wednesday during the summer, and the train also doesn't run on Wednesday. There is a bus on Wednesday that goes to the basilica so you can admire the view, but be careful about coming back since not all the return buses stop at the basilica. Fortunately one of our party read the displayed timetable carefully and we realized we had to walk down the hill to the village to get the return bus.
  • Basilica Superga ~ the baroque church sitting on the hill east north of Torino is not just a religious place but also popular tourist spot for a bird view of the city reachable within a few minutes by car or the funicular taking off from Sassi station at the northern outskirt of Torino. As in some other northern Italy cities Torino’s wider area sight was also limited by grey mist mixed with smog. Unfortunately, due to the pollution it is a common phenomena in a densily populated areas of country. The best chance for a clear air is a sunny day following right after the rainy one. Anyway, walk up the spiral staircase of the church is worth the view and a little exercise.
  • The view at the top of the church is incredible! Been at superga numerous times but never had a chance to go at the top of the church until recently. It was scary but had a nice time, totally worth it! :D

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