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Sacra di San Michele

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Address: Via alla Sacra, 14, 10057 Sant'Ambrogio di Torino, Italy
Phone Number: 011.93.91.30
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Stunning--don't miss it if you're anywhere nearby

This is the only place I've ever been that rivals the Convento do Cristo in Tomar, Portugal for a soul-nourishing combination of an almost unnameable spiritual quality infusing a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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64 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

This is the only place I've ever been that rivals the Convento do Cristo in Tomar, Portugal for a soul-nourishing combination of an almost unnameable spiritual quality infusing a beautiful man-made structure. This place has the added bonus of breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape. It's a substantial hike up a hill to get there, but well worth every ounce... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

It's a very old and unusual abbey? Parts date from 10th century but it was extended over many different periods with different styles. Be warned: it's a long walk from the car park and there are many steps inside. Also we didn't visit the terrasse because the sign was only in Italian and not indicated on the English guide.

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Lecce, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

We hiked to the Sacra from the bottom of the valley. It is an experience to recommend. The spectacular Sacra at the top of a "cliff" which you can watch from many km away as a goal in the sky and a light house in the night. We have been so lucky to have the honor to sleep over at... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

During a recent trip to Torino, my sister and I used the services of MRCAutoservizi.it run by Marco Rosa Cardinal to visit the Sacra di San Michele at the Susa valley. We were picked at our hotel in a Mercedes Benz minivan by Marco himself and given a comprehensive private tour not just to the Sacra di San Michele but... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

This place is stunning and definitely worth the visit. This review is more for the visitors making (half)day train trip from Turin. You can get the train from Porto Nuevo station. They leave every 30mins and you can get your tickets from the machines. You get a ticket to Avigliana. The end station is Susa. The tickets cost €3,50 per... More 

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Kiev, Ukraine
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

If you have dared to rise on foot to this magnificent place, you should know. This road is sort of pilgrimage itself. Way is hard but possible for any. If people write that they have risen for 45 minutes easily - don't try to repeat it. Plan for rising - a 1,5 hours minimum and stop on each point of... More 

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Gilbert, AZ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

DO NOT MISS THIS IF YOU TRAVEL TO TURIN! This place is about 45 minutes west of Torino by car. It is incredible high up in the mountains and overlooks the whole valley. You can park almost as high as the monastery, and then you will walk to the base and then walk a lot of stairs. Just take your... More 

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Monza, Italia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Approaching to that marvelous place, you will meet Avigliana lakes.... beautiful spot, keep relaxed at the bay and have a coffe watching these wonderful lakes. So, you're ready drive up the hill heading via di sacra and after a few will encounter a little precious dimond : Francescan Monastery called 1515 Abbey. Take a tour in there !! So you're... More 

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Sheboygan, Wisconsin, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Researching things to do in Torino, Sacra di San Michele was in the list of things to do. Unlike any other visit you can make while visiting the Torino area it surprises me there aren't organized trips to visit this site. About a 20 minute (3 euro) train ride out of Turin, we hired a taxi driver to take us... More 

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Manila, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

This is one of 7 medieval monasteries dedicated to Saint Michael, all located in an axis. To reach the church, one has to walk up a path which is somewhat elevated. After purchasing our tickets, we climbed up the Stairway of the Dead. They really used to have bodies here. The church has some lovely frescoes. There are members of... More 

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