Basilica of Superga
Strada Basilica di Superga, 73, 10132 Torino TO, Italy
About Basilica of Superga
The Basilica of Superga, also known as the Real basilica of Superga, stands on the homonymous hill north-east of Turin. It was built by King Vittorio Amedeo II as a thank you to the Virgin Mary, after defeating the French. For this reason, it is considered a "celebratory monument". It seems that the name of Superga has distant Lombard origins and that it comes from a woman named "Saroperga", owner of the site's woods. Another supposition is a name of Germanic origin
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Piedmont is a region in northwest Italy, one of the 20 regions of the country. It borders the Liguria region to the south, the Lombardy and Emilia-Romagna regions to the east, and the Aosta Valley region to the northwest; it also borders Switzerland to the northeast and France to the west. It has an area of 25,402 km2 making it the second-largest region of Italy after Sicily and a population of 4,322,805 as of 30 June 2020. The capital of Piedmont is Turin.