"Susa - Attractive Roman mountain town" Susa by Willettsworld
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Susa in Piedmont, lies just over the the border between France and Italy near the Frejus Tunnel (approx 37km/23 miles) away. Turin is about 40km/25 miles further east via the A32 autostrada.
This attractive mountain town flourished in Roman times: the Arch of Augustus, built in 8 B.C. commemorates the alliance between the local Gaulish chieftain and the Emperor Augustus. Other relics from the Roman period include two arches of an aqueduct, sections of an amphitheatre and traces of the old town walls.
Most of the historic centre of the town is medieval, including the castle of Countess Adelaide and the Duomo, both originally 11th century.
The cathedral dates back to 1027 when Olderico Manfredi ordered the building of a Benedictine Abbey to place the relics... more travel advice
The castle rises on a rock spur from where it dominates the town. It was one of the Savoy’s residences until the XIXth... more travel advice
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