Funerary tourism in Piedmont: the Monumental Cemetery of Turin and the Royal Tombs at the Basilica of Superga

In Piedmont, there are important cemeteries and tombs of great artistic and cultural value. The Monumental Cemetery in Turin is probably the richest art and culture cemetery in Piedmont: a real open-air museum with funerary monuments and sculptures of artistic interest. Inside, important figures of Italian history and culture are buried: Massimo d’Azeglio, Silvio Pellico, Vincenzo Gioberti, Primo Levi, Edmondo De Amicis, Mario Soldati, Galileo Ferraris, Rita Levi Montalcini, Cesare Lombroso, Erminio Macario, Fred Buscaglione and the invincible Greater Turin.

The City of Turin has created thematic guides of prominent figures from writers, statists, historians, politicians, artists, all characters who have characterized history and contributed to Italian culture.

 

The Royal Tombs are under the Basilica of Superga and contain the remains of the Savoy family members, with the exception of the kings of the dynasty of Italy who are buried at the Pantheon of Rome. The crypt containing the Royal Tombs of Casa Savoia, is made in the basements of the Basilica of Superga by King Vittorio Amedeo III. The project was completed in 1778, has an elongated Latin cross shape and hosts in the center the Sarcophagus of the Kings, funeral monument dedicated to the remains of the last King of Sardinia, while in the two lateral arms you can admire the Infant Hall and the Hall of the Queens.

Along the walls of the Crypt are funeral monuments in memory of the characters of Casa Savoia.
In the left arm, the Funebre monument dedicated to Vittorio Amedeo II, founder of the Basilica of Superga and Duke of Savoy, then the Funebre Monument of Prince Ferdinand of Savoy, Duke of Genoa, and Father of the First Queen of Italy, Margherita. In the right hand the commemorative sculpture dedicated to Carlo Emanuele III, second king of Sardinia.

 


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