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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  • Visited after so many years, this fantastic place, always fascinating and intriguing. The view is priceless. Highly recommended tour.
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  • Valid site both from the standpoint of historical monuments. Unsuitable for those with walking difficulties given the uphill walk of 800 m with a final flight of stairs. For this reason, the early closure of half an hour of the scheduled should be written in large letters and not with two lines lost amidst the rest, since the stand area, avoiding effects mockery who, planning to be on time, pay for parking and it makes a nice walk. Paid parking ok, but why min 2 hours? Not to mention gridlock for motorcycles, a few with the same digits of a camper.
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  • We arrived by car (parking), is worth visiting and a return by the walking path. Nice guide although didn't say a lot about the structure itself ... more stories ... definitely interesting. I have to go back.
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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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