Basilica of Superga in Turin

Recently I visited (again) the Basilica of Superga in Turin. It is located at the top of the hill of Superga at the east part of the city of Turin in northern Italy.

Basilica of Superga in Turin

The following are some of my pictures from this place. These pictures have been taken during Spring and Winter seasons so you will have a chance to enjoy two different perspectives of Superga and Turin in these particular seasons of the year.

Basilica of Superga in Turin

In this picture we have some friends that visited us during Winter and we took them to the Superga square to see the city from above.

Basilica of Superga in Turin

As you can see, winter weather is kind of raw and you cannot get to see the whole city properly.

Basilica of Superga in Turin

This is the Superga square during spring. You can see immedately how trees changes the view. In the picture above I am with my mother who is visiting me for a while. Good excuse to take your mother up to the Superga hill to see the city from above (she didn’t get to go up the Basilica though, but otherwise I wouldn’t have gone to the square by myself again).

Basilica of Superga in Turin

Oh my mother, she is so photogenic. Here you can see her with the Basilica in the background (sorry to point out the obvious).

Basilica of Superga in Turin

This picture is from the passageway that takes you to the back of the Basilica. It was taken during the winter.

In the back of the Basilica you will find an altar raised in honor of the victims of the incident ocurred in 1949. It was a Wednesday 4 May 1949 when an airplane coming back from Lisbon, carrying almos the entire line up of soccer players from Torino A.C. football team, crashed against the hill.

Basilica of Superga in Turin

Basilica of Superga in Turin

Basilica of Superga in Turin

The entire crew and tripulation of the airplane was lost. The accident has been clasified as caused by “low cloud weather, poor radio assist and errors in navigation”. Here are some pictures of the altar itself and of course, the team’s pictures.

Basilica of Superga in Turin

Basilica of Superga in Turin

Obviously you have to remember to every tourist (and also even local Italians) that in this place it is forbidden to smoke.

Basilica of Superga in Turin

Well, done with history for the moment.

Here I am again with my mother in front of the Basilica of Superga.

Basilica of Superga in Turin

Basilica of Superga in Turin

If you pay a fee (around 5 EUR) you get access to the stairs that will take you half way on top of the Basilica’s cupula.

This is what awaits you if you go to the top! The city of Turin!!!

Basilica of Superga in Turin

And a view of the Italian Alps.

Basilica of Superga in Turin

Of course we took the opportunity to make some panoramic shots as well. Here you will see our visiting friends overlooking Turin.

Basilica of Superga in Turin

And finally Sofia and Leo saying goodbye.

Basilica of Superga in Turin

Have you ever been to Superga? If you haven’t we totally recommend this place during Spring or Summer. Cheers!