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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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  • It is a place of historic interest particularly important also for the history of Italy. The basilica is a real architectural jewel of Juvarra, also houses the remains of the Royal families of Italy. Behind the Basilica is also the tombstone commemorating the 5/4/1949 aerial disaster in which perished the entire Grande Torino team, as well as journalists, medical and technical staff, pilots. It is possible to have a guided tour both the dome of the basilica that Royal tombs. It is advisable to climb the Basilica through the train in "dentures" traveling from station Sassi di Torino and ends on top of Superga.
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  • We were at the basilica with a friend from the area who explained the history of the basilica. The basilica stands on a hill (namesake) in honour of a battle won. Beautiful inside and out. We climbed up to admire the breathtaking view from which you can admire the Alps. Highly recommended
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  • live in Turin in 1964 and from those years I always lived at the foot of this majestic and beautiful Basilica overlooking the city and from where you can enjoy the entertainment of the Alps from Monviso to the heights of Valle d'Aosta. Wherever I am in town I sooner or later find adjacent to the Basilica Museum and Tomb of the royalty. not to be missed
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  • you can get here by a little train that goes up to the hill, if you have time it is a nice experience. From the top of the hill you can have a nice view of the city of Torino and visit this beautiful baroque style church. You can also get a tour on the top of the dome. In the crypt there are the tombs of some of members of the House of Savoy.
  • This is a must-see among Turin's monuments. This majestic basilica dominating Turing on top of one of the hills east of the city. It has a simple architectural style and interiors. Visitors can get up on the dome's balcony. The view of the city is breath taking.
  • Amazing views when good weather. Definitely worth to visit.
  • If you stay in Turin for more than two days you definitely need to come here and enjoy the view. They even have a trail path if you feel like exercising!
  • A landmark in Torino, Super game it's a must see among the city's attractions. You get there by public transportation or by car. You pay a small fee and you can get on an outdoor balcony where the view is pretty impressive. In the back of the Church, there's a memorial monument for the great local football team that all died in a plane crash back in '49