Susa The Essential
Susa owes its nickname, "Gateway to Italy", to its strategic position at the junction of two roads to France. The Savoy Gate, the symbol of the town, dates from the late 3C-early 4C, when the ramparts were built. Next door stands the cathedral, flanked by a magnificent Romanesque bell tower. The enchanting country town of Susa is home to an Arch of Augustus (8C BC) and an amphitheatre (1C-2C).