Classical Orders of the Basilica of Superga

The Basilica of Superga,  which is one of the most impressive edifices that I have visited in Turin, is a potent representation of the Classical Orders. Built in the style of late Baroque-Classicism from 1717 to 1731 for Victor Amadeus II of Savoy, this masterpiece was designed by architect Filippo Juvarra who added the fabulous composite columns in it. The composite column means that it is the combination of the Corinthian order and the Ionic order, as you can figure out the Acanthus leaves of the Corinthian’s style and the small volutes of that of Ionic’s. In that case, the Classical Orders in the building which was accomplished during the modern times convey the sensation of splendour by the language of their ancient architectural soul.

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