Turin's Peak

Basilica di Superga

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Why locals love it

This cathedral rises from the top of Superga hill (672 metres high) with its impressive size: 51 metres long with a dome 75 metres tall. You can see it from everywhere in Turin. It was builded as a thanksgiving gift to the Vigin Mary for the victory of the Piedmontese people on the French besieging Turin in 1706.

Why you should visit it

From here you can enjoy a great view over the city of Turin and the Alpine peaks! It is nice to have a walk in the park around the cathedral in a sunny day. During the night the basilica is enlightened to be visible also from downtown.

Special tip

Get the "tranvia" miniature train Sassi-Superga to reach it without using the car, it is very funny!

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There are plenty of great hikes to get there of various distances. Beware of stinging nettle and make sure to bring a bit of soldi because there is no Bancomat at the top if you're hungry (or want to train down!).
Sally
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October 5, 2015
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