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Santa Maria Maggiore, builded in XL century
Susa is a city in Piedmont, Italy. It is situated on a tributary of the Po River, at the foot of the Cottian Alps, 51 km (32 mi) west of Turin.
Susa (ancient: Segusium) was founded by the Gauls. In the 1st century AD it became freely part of the Roman Empire. Remains of the Roman city have been founded in the excavations of the central Savoy Square.
In the Middle and Modern ages Susa maintained an importance as a hub on the roads connecting southern France to Italy. During the Napoleonic era a new road, the Via Napoleonica, was built. This role has been confirmed until recent times, when a nation-wide dispute arose about the construction of the Turin-Lyon high-speed rail (Treno Alta Velocità|TAV) to France. A popular movement called NO TAV was created in consequence: it has launched several demonstrations, attracting wide media coverage and pushing authorities to momentarily suspend the works.

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  • Copyright: Silvio Sorcini (Silvio1953) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 17487 W: 130 N: 36473] (199876)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2009-06-18
  • Exposure: f/10.0, 1/400 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2009-10-14 5:45
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