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"This is the most beautiful spectaclar view that can hit the human eye".
About Basilica Superga
Basilica of Superga is picturesque situated on the homonymous hill of Torino in 672 m. When the sky is clear you can have one of the most beautiful view over Turin and all the valley to the nearest Alps surrounding all the area there.
History - Curiosity
The history of the born of Basilica Superga is very interesting.
In September 2, 1706 the Duke of Savoy, Vittorio Amedeo II and the Prince of Carignano Eugene of Savoy went up to the hill to observe Turin besieged by the French and Spanish. Vittorio Amedeo II, kneeling on an old pylon, exclaims that in case of victory, he would build a monument to the Virgin Mary.
And it was so, from the first hours of afternoon of September 7, clashed in the fields at Lucento and Madonna di Campagna, French and Piedmontese armies, and the victory went to the Piedmontese armies.
At the end of the battle, even before the end of the ongoing war against Louis XIV (Spanish Succession War), Victor Amadeus, later crowned King of Sicily, dismissed the vote and entrusted the design of the building to Filippo Juvarra (1711).
The temple was completed and opened to the public after of fourteen years works, on 1 November 1731.
The Royal Crypt
In Superga, by the will of Vittorio Amedeo III, in the Royal Crypt of Superga were buried some members of the House of Savoy. The remains are kept in an underground crypt richly decorated, can be visited also today.
On May 4, 1949 occurred the tragedy of Superga: the plane carrying the Football Team of the Grande Torino, in return from Lisbon, crashed into the back wall of the basilica of Superga, leaving no survivors - players, managers, carers, and the crew of three sports journalists. The emotional impact was enormous, because the Turin team had been one of the glories of the nation in sports: nearly one million people attended the funeral in Turin.
Museum of the Grande Torino, Grugliasco
Currently the remains of the airplane, including a propeller, a tire and scattered pieces of the fuselage, but also the luggage of Mazzola, Maroso and Erbstein, are preserved in a museum in Grugliasco near Turin.
Panoramic Historical Tramway
The Hill of Superga in Turin is connected by a road of one Panoramical Historic Tramway with dentures. It starts from the area of the city of Torino, well known as Sassi. The whole hill is a part of the territory of the Natural Park of the Superga Hill. The Station of Superga and the Tramway Sassi-Superga is housing the Park Visitor Center.
Wonder Dome of Superga, Turin
(Tour to the Top of Superga)
Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri: 10:00 to 17:00 (last run 16.40)
Sat: 9:30 to 18:00 (last climb 17:40)
Sunday: 12:45 to 18:00 (last climb 17:40)
Closed on Tuesdays.
April to October:
Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri: 10:00 to 18:00 (last climb 17:40)
Sat: 9:30 to 19:00 (last climb 18:40)
Sunday: 12:45 to 19:00 (18:40 last climb)
Closed on Tuesdays.
Special opening: Tuesday 10 e 17 August 2010
Evening opening of the Dome during the summer:
For information about the method, fares and timetables tel. +39-011-899-74-56
or fill out the inquiry form on the "contact" section on their site,
or send an email to
Mon, Fri: closed.
Saturday: 9:30 to 17:00 (last run 16.40)
Sunday: 12:45 to 17:00 (last run 16.40)
Special opening from December 25 to January 6:
Weekdays: 10:00 to 17:00 (last admission 16.40)
Holidays as above.
Open during the week by reservation for groups of minimum 20 persons.
The climb is not allowed during religious functions and in case of bad weather.
The entrance is not wheelchair accessible.
Via Basilica di Superga 73
10132 (TO), Italy
Web Site: Official Web Site
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