“The most beautiful sight that can strike human’s eyes”.
This way the philosopher Rousseau defined the landscape that you can enjoy from Superga Hill. Here, at 672 meters on the sea level, rises the impressive Basilica di Superga, one of the symbols of Turin, also reachable by the typical XIX century tranvia, that enters the Turin’s Hills Natural Park.
The Basilica was built in the XVIII century first half by Filippo Juvarra, after the French-Spanish siege of Turin in 1706. Inside the church are to admire the little Vow’s Chapel, the sculpture of the Madonna delle Grazie and the Cupola Juvarriana, from which we can see at 360° all the Turin’s valley. The visit goes on through the marvelous Crypt that houses , among gold and colored marbles, one of the Savoy’s Family officials sepulchers.
And why not to discover also the room housing the portraits of all the Popes and the Royal Apartment? Here, in the privates rooms that Savoy used when they came on the hill, you can still breath the ancient atmosphere of the court. By walking around the Juvarrian complex, you will find in the memorial tablet commemorating the plane accident of the 1949 may 4th , in which all the legendary Grande Torino football team passed by.
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