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Sacra di San Michele, Sant'Ambrogio di Torino

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Historic Site
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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  • Beautiful and charming. Set here the NAME of the ROSE. Abbey perched with medieval atmosphere. Don't miss it!
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  • A unique place among the most suggestive of Piedmont. Built atop a mountain dominates the Val Susa. Volunteers guide you during your visit. The entire hotel is fully renovated. Not to be missed (only 40 min to Turin)
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  • Breathtaking views and a wonderful story made this place memorable. Easy to get to
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  • 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.
  • 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!
  • Outstanding place, the views from the top are amazing, the history even more so.
  • This is one of the most beautiful places in the surrounding area of Torino. Take the train from Porta Nuova to Sant Ambrogio (A small town at the base of the Sacra)and take the beautiful old mule trail up to the Sacra. The trail is steep but if you are in good shape it should take you about an hour and a half. You follow the stations of the cross to the small town of San Pietro and then hike the very last bit to the Parking lot of the Sacra. Several fountains are available so just bring a bottle to fill up on your way up. You can also rent a car and drive all the way there too although it is less fun. The sacra itself is stunning and the views of the Susa valley are incredible. You will not be disappointed. There is a restaurant up top but pack a picnic to eat on the grounds and enjoy the view.
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