Basilica di Superga

Strada Basilica di Superga 75 (Turin)


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2 8 °


A Baroque jewel that dominates the city.
In 1706, during the franco-Spanish siege, the Duke of Savoy, Victor Amadeus II ascended to Superga to observe the advance of the enemy. Here promised that in case of victory, would have built a votive monument.

Jobs, entrusted to Juvarra, led to the creation on the ridge of the Hill of the basilica, a jewel of Baroque architecture ideally connected to Rivoli Castle on the way to France.

The Church houses in the underground tombs of the Savoy dynasty, still open to visitors, and is flanked by 18th-century convent. Famous is the splendid viewpoint overlooking the city and the Alps panorama that Rousseau called it "the most beautiful spectacle that can hit the human eye".

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