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"Superga - The Grande Torino" Superga Tip by Polly74

Superga, Torino: 13 reviews and 28 photos

  The Grande Torino Plaque
by Polly74

Another Turin closed its season of glory here: the Grande Torino Football team. On May 4 1949, the aircraft carrying the footballers back home from a victorious match played at Lisbon crashed against the base of the rear wall of the Basilica complex, maybe due to adverse weather conditions.
31 died: all the regular and reserve team members, the six people accompanying them and the air crew. A great plaque placed on the crash area commemorates the tragedy and is the destination of many pilgrimages.

Address: Sassi - Superga Railway Station
Directions: Bus 15

Review Helpfulness: 2 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Jan 31, 2005
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