Gran Torino Memorial Turin

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Gran Torino Memorial – A memorial to the myth

One of the story of my childhood was for sure the story of the Gran Torino.

The story my dad would always tell me is this one: there was a time (in the 1940s) when Torino football club was one the best in the world. It was a football dream team. You can imagine that the national Italian team was composed mainly by the Torino football players.

On May 4th 1949, a tragedy happened. The plane that was bringing back the entire team from Portugal, for a friendly match with Benfica, crashed just upon one of the symbols of Torino, the hill with the church of Superga. So, being already a great team, they made football history.

If it is sunny and you want to enjoy a great view of Torino, you can get tram 15, drop off at the “Sassi Superga” stop and get the train or the bus that goes to Superga (check the time schedule, there are not  many throughout the day!).

When you arrive in front of the church, if you just turn around it and go to the back, you’ll see the memorial of Gran Torino.

 If you are lucky and the weather is good, you’ll have an amazing view of the city.

By the way, if you are in Torino in spring, every May 4th some Torino supporters go (some of them starting from the city on foot) to Superga in “pilgrimage”. It would be an experience to participate!

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Details about this spot



Strada Comunale alla Basilica di Superga 73, Turin

Opening Times

Sunrise - sunset daily


Last Changed Date: 2016-05-19 11:45:13 +0200 (Thu, 19 May 2016)