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. Our Sant'Ambrogio di Torino trip itinerary planner makes visiting Sacra di San Michele and other Sant'Ambrogio di Torino attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • up to 15 ' from Avigliana drive up to 800 m from the entrance fee though with a volunteer guide. The ascent on foot is comfortable and beautiful season enjoying the Woods around. During the visit, we are surprised by what they were able to build on the rock of Mount (962 m): Church with graves and statue of the priest Antonio Rosmini, ruins of the new monastery, destroyed in 1600, with the Tower of beautiful Alda and other palaces in part no visitabil all except the first Saturday of the month. I wonder how was majestic and lived in the middle ages when they lived here well 100 monks and today is almost a shadow of the past with only 3 priests. Skip the store with some unfriendly shop assistants and buy from stalls along the climb because there are rogue traders.
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  • This place is magical and special. A church that is almost 1000 m in height. The Church is special and wonderful. The site of an indescribable beauty.
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  • Very nice, 1000 meters above sea level, the beautiful Basilica, glorious look. But to get ... Since April from Aveljano bus. And now is not the season. We walked from the station of San Ambrogio, on signs written hour twenty. The trail is signposted and pointers and green arrows. But rose 2:00. The route is simple. Parents retired, with the rest way to write this. Closer to the top of the snow (07 March at a yard). No sooner had before the break (a break from 12-30 to 14-30 in 12-00 no longer run). But a café. Heat, coffee, tea, drinks, grab a bite to eat.
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  • Absolutely outstanding place. Part of the older portion of the basilica still stands to the side of the main building, which has been built expertly into the rock face. This was one of the most constantly amazing parts of the basilica. The architecture is breathtaking, as are the views. A beautiful place to visit, for the non-religious as well as believers. Don't miss it.
  • One hell of a view, really beautiful and relaxing. You could totally see everything from above. The road to it though is a little bit narrow so be careful if you wanna visit.
  • One of the most beautiful places I've ever seen, certainly worth a visit. It's a unique place, that has over a 1000 years of history to tell.
  • Beautiful place. Beautiful view. It is sweaty to climb but well worth it.
  • Beautiful monistary on the top of a hill. Be warned, its closed between 12h30 and 14h30!

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