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Sacra di San Michele, Sant'Ambrogio di Torino

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Admire the marble "Porta dello Zodiaco," a 12th-century masterpiece, at Sacra di San Michele. Until recent times, skeletons of dead monks were visible at this large religious complex atop of Mount Pirchiriano. You can still walk up the Stairway of the Dead, which is flanked by arches and tombs. Explore the grounds of the Romanesque church and discover ruins from a monastery and an ancient church. After the winding drive to this area, you'll need to take a short, steep walk up from the parking lot. You must wear modest clothing to enter; you can borrow a shawl to cover your shoulders. Plan to visit Sacra di San Michele and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Sant'Ambrogio di Torino attractions using our Sant'Ambrogio di Torino tour planner.
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  • Being the first time of visiting the complex, I have been reinforced in my opinion that Turin and surrounding region are better organized for tourism. The visit lasts 1 hour and the lady who guided us...  more »
  • Sacra di San Michele is part of five monasteries built by frank-kult on the sacred journey from England (Cornwall) across to Saint-Michel Island in Brittany in France and then further to North Italy a...  more »
  • With our guide we visited the Sacra San Michele. Wonderful views and impressive architecture. Not to be missed!  more »
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  • Perfect place for a comfy walk, or for those a bit lazy you can get to the very top by car. Pro tip: take some picnic accessories since there are terraces which are just made for that and you will see many Italians doing so on the weekend.
  • Places like this Sanctuary make you wonder how 100s or years ago humanity was able to create such mesmerizing monuments in such harsh locations. An amazing place which is worth visiting.
  • This is one of the most beautiful place around Turin. It's a must see!
  • Must see this beautiful piece of history
  • Astonishing: the combination of such a massive ancient building and wonderful surrounding landscape, especially when the weather is good and one has a full view of the mountains and valley around, is simply breathtaking!