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“Beautiful abbey”

Sacra di San Michele
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Sacra di San Michele Tour from Turin
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Reviewed 4 April 2018

Beautiful abbey that stands on Mount Pirchiriano. Unfortunately it is the second time I try to visit it and I happen to run into the rudeness of the staff assigned to the visits. This last time, we have been allowed access but we could not admire the beauty of the structure, let alone dwell on the details and the magnificence of its architraves as in a hurry there was made to cross the place and the church as near the holy mass. Nothing to complain about the celebration of religiosity, but maybe we did not like the fact that we sold the ticket and then we were deprived of the opportunity to admire the abbey.

Thank etabetaTorino
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Reviewed 26 March 2018

Only 45-60 minutes from Turin, you get to the Sacra di San Michele, an old fascinating monastery which brings you inside a sort of "Nome della rosa" setting. A must visit to be discovered.

Thank CristinaOlivotto
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Reviewed 16 February 2018

We made a trip from train station in S. Ambrogio (30 min by train from Torino, 3.5 euro one way)... it took about 90 min to go up, then about 40 min inside and the same way down. Easily reachable. The "sacra" is amazing... the architecture and the panorama...!

1  Thank Lucie Š
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Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

We were amazed by how the church is being built on top of the mountain. Although it was snowing and we can't see the scenery from there, but there is the mysterious beauty of the place.

1  Thank Alva L
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Reviewed 28 December 2017

This is an abbey that inspired Umberto Eco in his book The Name of the Rose. The foundation of the abbey was set in 966. It is located on Mount Pirchiriano, on the south side of the Val di Susa overlooking the towns of Avigliana and Chiusa di San Michele.
In order to reach Sacra from Turin you need to the take a train from Porta Nuova Railway Station to the station San Ambrogio, a 30 minutes trip. In San Ambrogio you must go to the center at the Restaurant Cappucino and here you should ask for the taxi driver who goes up to the abbey.
There is a taxi driver that can take you up on a road of almost 17 km or/and bring you down from the abbey.
Or from Sant Ambrogio you can climb up by feet through the woods , a trip of aprox 2 hours, on a path with the sign "antica mullatiera".
Up from the abbey the view is breathless, you can see the Alps.

1  Thank Iuliana_Hreniuc
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