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Susa: photo description (Susa)

Susa is a city in the territory of the Italian ski resort of Val di Susa Piedmont, situated at the confluence of Cenischia and Dora Riparia at the foot of the cottian Alps. 53 km to the West is Turin. According to the last census in the CPS population of about 7 thousand people.

The city lies at the center of the homonymous valley and is part of the Mountain commune of Valle Susa and the Val Sangone. To determine the exact date of the founding of Susa and even name the tribes that first settled in these lands, today, is very difficult. Safe gularities that is inhabited by tribes of Ligurians, then in their place came the Celts (around 500 BC), who mixed with the indigenous population. At the end of the 1st century BC, Susa became part of the Roman Empire - on the city's Central square, Piazza Savoia, in the course of archaeological excavations were found fragments of ancient Roman settlements. Due to its geographical position the city has long been the capital of a Roman province of the Cozie Alps. A medieval historian Rudolf Glaber even called him "the oldest city of the Alps".

In the Middle ages and later Susa remained an important settlement on peresichnyi the roads connecting Italy with France. Already during the reign of Napoleon, there was built a new road via Napoleonica. But lately, the role of Susa as the main transport hub was reaffirmed during the national debate on the construction of high-speed railway that should connect Turin with the French city of Lyon.

In recent years a large role in the economy of the city started to play tourism. For the development of appropriate infrastructure in Susa there were plenty of interesting museums, cultural centers, etc., for example, the religious art Museum of the Alps, which organizes thematic exhibitions and other events.

Of the main attractions of the city it is worth noting the Cathedral of San Giusto, built in the 11th century, the Arch of Augustus, erected in the 8th century BC, the Roman amphitheater, the ruins of the ancient aqueduct and the castle of Marquise Adelaide. Piazza Savoia - the main square of Susa - was built on the site of the ancient city, talking about archaeological finds. From the middle Ages to the present day preserved building of the Casa de Bartolomeo bell tower. And religious buildings also deserve attention Romanesque Church of San Saturnino and the convent of San Francesco.