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Basilica of Superga

Strada Basilica di Superga, 73, 10132 Torino TO
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During the Franco-Spanish siege in 1706, the Duke of Savoy Vittorio Amedeo II went up to Superga to check on the enemy advancing. He promised that in case of victory he would build a votive monument.

Works were entrusted to Juvarra and the basilica was built, an architectural jewel of the baroque period, ideally connected to the Castello di Rivoli on the road to France.

The church vaults house the tombs of the Savoy dynasty which can still be visited. An eighteenth-century convent flanks the church itself.

The Basilica is one of the most famous architectural complexes in Northern Italy. Not only a religious destination, Superga is the arrival point for the hill’s nature trails. It offers a rich calendar of events and stands as a crucial cultural attractor both for the city of Turin and Piedmont.

Compagnia di San Paolo has supported works to reinforce the dome and restore several important paintings.

 

Intervention Area: Arte, attività e beni culturali

Contribution:

€ 175.000

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