For some hills, views, and trail running, head 8 km southeast of Turin to the Parco della Rimembranza. This large park and gardens features more than 45 km of roads and paths. An arboretum and botanical gardens grace the Maddalena Hill, which climbs to 715m and is the highest point in Turin. At the summit, admire the lighthouse statue of the Winged Victory (Faro Della Vittoria), and great views of Turin and the surrounding alps.
We have not been able to find a good online map. The roads themselves are windy and narrow, with no shoulder. We recommend taking one of the trails to the summit. A path to the summit is a bit over 2 km, climbing 160m, with grades averaging 5% (but 12-13% over the 0.4 km nearest the summit). There are some windier, switchback type paths that make for a gentler ascent or run through the park. It’s mostly wooded. Good shade option for a hot day.
- 45 km of roads and paths. Climb to the summit from the bus stop is 2.2 km, with 160m elevation gain and steep grades
- Bus stop or in the park
- Car helpful, but the #70 bus runs to near the foot of the park, Str. Maddalena (street). From there, walk/run into the poark