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Monte dei Cappuccini

On the right of Po’s bridge and near Piazza Vittorio Veneto lies Monte dei Cappuccini , a hill from where you can admire the wonderfulviews Turin has to offer. Of great importance to the Capuchin friars that are in Santa Maria del Monte’s convent, it has also been since ancient times a pilgrimage destination for the more spiritual ones.

Initially built for defensive purposes, the convent building dates back to the thirteenth century. In 1988 was built a funicular railway, but bombings during the war had destroyed it, although the walk well worth it, about 15 minutes from the Church of the Gran Madre di Dio will be enough to get there, and if you are lucky and you have a clear day, you can spot the Alps.

If you still need any more reasons to go to Turin and up to this beautiful hill, the Museo Nazionale della Montagna is another reason that may finally convince you.

Picture: Geobia

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