Superga - Tranvia a Dentiera Sassi

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Superga - Tranvia a Dentiera Sassi

Superga - Tranvia a Dentiera Sassi
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LakridsKaffe
United Kingdom74 contributions
Check the opening hours!
Sep 2020
My only regret is not checking the opening hours better - we arrived just as the church closed! However, we did get to enjoy the stunning view from the top of the hill, and that alone made it worth the trip. When you stand and see the beautiful city before you, you can only be amazed.

The building itself is looking a bit in disrepair which could be due to works halting during Covid. But the surrounding areas offer a lot of nature trails and opportunity for nice walks in the sun, so I'd definitely recommend visiting in the summer. Do bring a jacket - the wind can be bitter!
Written 29 September 2020
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TheFabRitz
Winterthur, Switzerland479 contributions
Beautiful trip back in time
Jan 2020
At Statione Sassi you take the Tranvia (the litte train) that takes you uphill to Superga. The lovely journey somehow takes you back in time and you surely will enjoy it.
Written 9 January 2020
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Chris S
Gamlingay, UK140 contributions
Worth it - great views
Dec 2019
If you're not a massive football fan like me (if you don't know there was a major plane crash on the hillside here, now a shrine for them), it's still worth a visit. Beautiful arcitecture and the staff are nice.

It was really windy so we weren't allowed to go up into the dome, but still it was worth the trip.
Written 29 December 2019
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TheSkeptik
Paris, France252 contributions
under repair
Jul 2019 • Couples
The rack tramride up the hill is amusing. The basilica is closed at present for repair, but one can climb the 130 steps to the dome and the outside gallery from where a good view of the Po valley and the city is the bonus, IF the weather is clear instead of hazy...
One can also visit the crypta where 66 marble coffins house the members of the Savoy dynasty. But you have to be in a guided tour that last 45 minutes with a lady who speaks only Italian, starts European history from Adam and Eve (almost) and tells lots of anecdotes that have little to do with the coffins. A 10 minute visit and explanation would be enough, there is not much to see and observe; all marble, all baroque... Pity.
Written 22 July 2019
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Carl W Johnson
London, UK11 contributions
If you're into football, this is a must
Oct 2018 • Family
This is the place where the legendary Il Grande Torino had the accident. Of course, the monument is majestic, but you'll enjoy even if you aren't into Art.
Written 9 July 2019
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N A
Bologna, Italy356 contributions
Beautiful
Sep 2018 • Couples
If you are spending more days in Turin, this is a very short trip to make till Superga. You can walk around a bit there and watch the beautiful view there.
Written 5 July 2019
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Superleaguefan
East Yorkshire65 contributions
Step back in time
Mar 2019 • Couples
The funicular ride is a step back in time, beautifully preserved carriages with wooden seating, and the views are great. The memorial to the Grande Torino team, behind the Basilica is very moving.
Written 5 June 2019
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harry z
San Diego, CA144 contributions
Disrepair and odd hours
May 2019 • Friends
Good to visit for the view and if you want to pay your respects for the Turin soccer team that perished in an airplane crash 60 years ago. But forget a good tour of the basilica - it is in disrepair and only available at odd hours.
Written 27 May 2019
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B1714D
Belgrade, Serbia9,125 contributions
Postpone your visit when they finish renovations
May 2019 • Friends
In this review I'll will give some useful tips so you can plan better. Those will be specially useful for travelers tight with time. We were 2,5 days in Turin so had enough time to visit it, but for those with only 1-1,5 I wouldn't recommend it and I'll explain why.
The Superga stands on top of a hill east of downtown across the river Po. It's visible from almost all over Torino and looks really majestic in its yellow-white Baroque architecture. It's famous for the Savoy family buried here as their monumental tombs are down in the crypt.
Now about getting there, and impressions up.
First, count on at least an hour, realistic hour and a half for ONE way only, same for coming back downtown. You have to ride to suburbs, to Sassi station (we took bus 61 from Piazza Vittorio Veneto, 13 stations) and there at Sassi, you have two options: take the small train - paying separately 6 Euros for RT, or take the bus 79 (included in your day metro ticket). The train goes every hour, the bus even rarer (see the timetable in my photos), so if you missed it, there's another 1 hr wait (what happened to us, waiting 50 min). We paid extra those 6 Euros, as the train was before the bus in order not to waste even more time. The ride up is 20 min, boring through the woods.
Once up, the Cathedral is really impressive and beautiful. But, its closed for renovations. You have two options: to climb the Dome (3 Euros pp) and to visit the royal tombs. We did the Dome with around 130 narrow spiral steps. The views from there are really great, unobstructed - you can see the whole city and the Alps behind. Moreover, you can see the entire royal apartments complex behind, not visible from down there. When I got down, I sneaked into the Cathedral (the guard didn't see me) so I saw the interior in dust and construction work, along with a beautiful altar.
After that, we wanted to see the tombs, BUT - it's only on a guided tour (35 min was waiting for the tour start and another 45 min for the tour) so we gave up, because we'd miss other attractions downtown.
If your prime reason are the views, bear in mind that better views are from the Mole Antonelliana top which is in the very center.
To conclude, we spent almost 5 hours to visit the Superga, without Cathedral entrance due to renovations and without tombs visit which would consume even more time. So, plan around half a day if you wanna go up.
Written 24 May 2019
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Robert21647
Wellesley, MA262 contributions
Incredible view
May 2019 • Couples
Visit on a clear day. The panoramic view of Turin with the Alps as a background is truly spectacular. Not difficult to get to on the tram (13?) from the Piazza Castello to the end of the line in Sassi. Walk across the street to the cog railway to the top. Definitely worth the trip although the Basilica itself is closed for restoration. Memorial to 1948 soccer team around back of Basilica..
Written 10 May 2019
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