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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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  • The place the region simply beautiful all stained of history this would kinda mont saint Michel without shops and tourists
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  • I don't know why but unlike others we paid 3 euros for parking beyond the small town of Sant'Ambrogio, always expensive but perhaps serves to compensate for the tourism in passing that to the municipality probably carries little money. On the sacred I can't add anything more on other reviews except that frankly I'm proud to be the emblem of my Piedmont. However you look at it, with the eye of the faithful, the historian or the simple tourist sacred excites. For, as it is held or to the stunning dominance. Maybe we got lucky because the Guide (voluntary as all guides) he "recounted" the sacred, between legend and historical reality, sacred art and symbolic, in a tour that lasted more than an hour. Simply a great tour. I was saying that I can not add anything new but perhaps I can justify some criticisms read. I too am disappointed by failure to visit to the library but I knew being in the building where the Rosminian fathers is clearly not open every day but is open to the public every first Saturday of the month. 8 euros to enter may not seem cheap but basically costs the same as going to a movie at a multiplex, but, in my opinion, the emotion felt is not comparable to that of a movie to me seen so far.
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  • Location and Majesty deserves 5 dots ... The view is stunning, but the grandeur is spectacular. Beautiful in all its parts.
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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!

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