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The Basilica of Superga was built from 1717 to 1731 for Victor Amadeus II of Savoy,[1] designed by Filippo Juvarra, at the top of the hill of Superga. The architect alluded to earlier styles while adding a baroque touch. This church is considered late Baroque-Classicism.
The dimensions of the church are impressive: the length is 51 m. while the dome is 75 m high. These features combined height of the hill (672 m) makes it visible even from great distances, and first from Turin. Similarly from the hill you have a sweeping view of the city and the Alps.
The basilica itself is an “architectural structure” that is built around a church with a circular plan, topped by a large dome of the Baroque style, preceded by a portico supported by eight Corinthian columns of classical inspiration.