Turin travel guide, vacation in Turin, holiday in Turin, tour of Turin, tourism Turin, booking hotel in Turin, rent a car Turin, fly to Turin, Incoming Turin, Wedding in Turin, Weather Turin, Images Turin
» Home » Italy travel guide » Piedmont » Turin » Basilica of Superga - Turin Accommodation - Turin Hotel language:
Travel guide Turin vacation in Turin holiday in Turin tourism TurinBooking Hotel Turin Farm holiday Turin rental houses Turin rent a home Turin camping Turin real estate Italy travel Guide tourism hotel camping farm holiday beauty farm resort
See more:
Piazza Castello
Piazza Castello is the main public square of Turin, heart of the historical center of the ...

Parco del Valentino
The Parco del Valentino is a famous public park, situated along the river Po, between the ...

Basilica of Superga
Superga is the name of a hill that rises to east of Turin, on which is located a sp ...

« index Turin

Basilica of Superga

Superga is the name of a hill that rises to east of Turin, on which is located a splendid Basilica, wanted by the king Victor Amadeus II as thanks to the Virgin Mary, after he defeated the French army who besieged Turin in 1706.

The Basilica of Superga has a big baroque dome and two beautiful bell towers. In Superga are buried some members of the House of Savoy: they are buried in a richly decorated crypt. Among the personages buried in the Reali Tombe dei Savoia we remember Victor Amadeus II, Charles Emmanuel III, Charles Albert and Victor Emmanuel I.

Outside of the chapel of Superga, on the large square to right of the church, there is a monument dedicated to the King Humbert I, killed in 1900. In the posterior part of the basilican complex there is a memorial stone, for the so-called tragedy of Superga: on May 4th 1949 an airplane that transported the football team of Turin, Torino, crashed down on the hill and all the passengers died. The walls destroyed in the impact are still visible, as it has been decided not to rebuilt them.

... more images of Turin

« Index Turin
Hotel Turin
Hotel Turin
The best Hotel in Turin to booking on-line
Images Turin
Immagini Turin
Images and landscape of Turin
» Images » Map » Weather

The best accommodations:

Turin hotel resort B&B spa beauty center swimming pool Turin camping bungalows camper tend swimming pool Turin farm holiday countriside swimming pool Turin turistic villages and residence swimming pool Turin Villas swimming pool rental Houses vacations Turin apartaments for rent and B&B Turin B&B rental rooms
  » all Hotel in Turin
» all Campings in Turin
» all Farm Holidays in Turin
» all Touristic Villages / Residences in Turin
» all Villas / Rental Houses in Turin
» all Rental Apartments for vacations in Turin
» all B&B / Rental Rooms in Turin