|Basilica of Superga|
It wasn’t my first time to go to Turin (Torino), but it was indeed my first time to visit the Basilica of Superga. I only knew about Superga because of the tragic plane crash back in 1949. But, there’s definitely more to this church than just that incident.
It is fully accessible and served by good car access, or from the Turin center, bus (N. 79), and also a very charming trolley system (Tram N. 15). The tram is easy to get from the center. Be aware that the tram leaves the station at Sassi on the hour only and returns from Superga on the half hour only. So, plan your arrival time unless you want to spend 45 minutes hanging around. The tram ride is 20 minutes.
The Basilica of Superga is located in Turin (Torino). It was constructed by Filippo Juvarra in 1717-1731. It was built as a tribute to the Virgin Mary after winning th war with France in 1706. The Basilica stands 75 metres high from ground level to the tip of the Cross, is 51 metres long inside and 34 metres wide. The inside is completed with rich chapels adorned with stuccoes, marbles and precious sculptures and paintings.
|View of the city of Turin from the Superga|
We arrived so early in the morning, so there are still few people around. The morning breeze make the whole city’s view a bit blurry because of the fog. The captivating ride to Superga grants you a magnificent view of the city of Turin and the alps.
|That’s my son on the stairs|
The lovely landscape around the church made us stop once in a while because it tempted us to pose and savor the greens. The kids had fun running and viewing at each fences.