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. For travelers who use our world travel planner, Turin holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Basilica di Superga and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • August 18, 2017
    The Superga hill, reachable also by car, offers a beautiful panoramic view of Turin. The Basilica is a glance from the outside, inside it is expected more maybe, but the dome is the best part. You can climb down a ladder of 131 steps, paying a ticket for 3 euro. You can also visit the tombs of the Savoy. Going back for a more in-depth tour
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  • August 18, 2017
    We enjoyed taking the cogwheel short train ride up the hill to see the Superga. We ate lunch in their cafe & explored the area. Beautiful!  more »
  • August 18, 2017
    Last Sunday we were visiting the Basilica of Superga. Sits atop the Hill of Turin about a 15-minute drive from Piazza Vittorio Veneto, direction Napoli. The outside is not very spacious, Sundays can be difficult to find parking on the first try, ill go you leave the car along the way of arrival to the Basilica. Alternatively you can get to the Basilica through the Sassi-Superga tramway. The Basilica is modest in size and consists of a central dome and two towers (of which only one towards the square still owns the bells). To access to the Dome you pay a ticket (full) by €3. In the largest turnout (Sunday afternoon is much visited) there is no risk of having to wait in line for the climb to the dome. To access the dome and roof terrace you have to climb a steep, narrow stone spiral staircase (there is the alternate one-way managed by managers of the Basilica). Stunning views to 360° from the terrace of the dome over the entire Torino up into the mountains. For those who want to you can also visit the Royal Tombs site (charges apply) on the pedestrian Plaza. Coming down the trail place from both sides of the basilica, you can get to the monument in memory of the football team of the bull disappeared tragically in the plane crash of 04-05-1949. The visit to the Basilica of Superga was a pleasant diversion and a way to see the beautiful Turin from above. A visit that we highly recommend rabbit, maybe less crowded days (never on Sunday).
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  • Breath taking view of Turin from here. Amazing place, you can take train or can walk :D
  • A must visit place while in Torino. It's not easy to get here by public transportation since it's up in the hill and there aren't many buses coming up all the time. The place has a small park around and it's a beautiful spot to view the city from above
  • Beautiful temple with great views of the city. Take the cable car for a nice journey. Visit it during sunny days for the views. Torino football team memorial is located right behind it.
  • amazing place in Torino! the views are amazing, you can see all Torino and to go up you can take a small train with a spectacular path.
  • I went up there by the cable car. This was an wonderful experience that I could see such stunning natural scenery of Torino. After I reached the station of Superga, I saw the Alps very clearly! I was glad that I had such unforgettable experience in Torino.

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