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Sacra of San Michele (Italy)

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Susa Valley entrance

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Susa Valley entrance

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Abbey of San Michele south side

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Abbey of San Michele south side

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Abbey of San Michele: the gues-quarters on the base, the monastery in the center and the church on the top

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Abbey of San Michele: the gues-quarters on the base, the monastery in the center and the church on the top

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Abbey of San Michele: the gues-quarters on the base, the monastery in the center and the church on the top

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Abbey of San Michele: the gues-quarters on the base, the monastery in the center and the church on the top

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Abbey of San Michele was built between 983 and 987 on Mount Pirchiriano (40 km far from Turin)

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Abbey of San Michele was built between 983 and 987 on Mount Pirchiriano (40 km far from Turin)

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The ruins of the tomb of the monks near the entrance of the abbey

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The ruins of the tomb of the monks near the entrance of the abbey

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The ruins of the tomb of the monks near the entrance of the abbey

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The ruins of the tomb of the monks near the entrance of the abbey

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The driveway to the abbey of Sacra di San Michele

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The driveway to the abbey of Sacra di San Michele

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The access stairway to the abbey of Sacra di San Michele

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The access stairway to the abbey of Sacra di San Michele

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The ruins of the tomb of the monks view to the entrance of the abbey

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The ruins of the tomb of the monks view to the entrance of the abbey

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San Michele Abbey was built on the rocks of Monte Pirchiriano at 952 meters above sea level

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San Michele Abbey was built on the rocks of Monte Pirchiriano at 952 meters above sea level

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The abbey dedicated to the Archangel Saint Michael where members of the royal family of the House of Savoy are buried

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The abbey dedicated to the Archangel Saint Michael where members of the royal family of the House of Savoy are buried

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Architectural details from the Middle Ages on the eastern side of the abbey

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Architectural details from the Middle Ages on the eastern side of the abbey

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Architectural details from the Middle Ages on the eastern side of the abbey

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Architectural details from the Middle Ages on the eastern side of the abbey

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Architectural details from the Middle Ages on the eastern side of the abbey

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Architectural details from the Middle Ages on the eastern side of the abbey

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Different types of stones used for the construction and expansion of the abbey

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Different types of stones used for the construction and expansion of the abbey

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The perfect joints of the stones are one of the architectural features of the abbey

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The perfect joints of the stones are one of the architectural features of the abbey

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Wooden window in the part of the guest-quarters

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Wooden window in the part of the guest-quarters

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The mountain chaine that separates the Susa Valley from Chisone Valley

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The mountain chaine that separates the Susa Valley from Chisone Valley

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Remains of decorations that covered the walls of the staircase that leads to the church

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Remains of decorations that covered the walls of the staircase that leads to the church

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The large internal staircase that leads from the entrance to the church

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The large internal staircase that leads from the entrance to the church

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The large internal staircase that leads from the entrance to the church

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The large internal staircase that leads from the entrance to the church

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The external part of the staircase leading to the part of the abbey related to the church

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The external part of the staircase leading to the part of the abbey related to the church

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The external part of the staircase leading to the part of the abbey related to the church

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The external part of the staircase leading to the part of the abbey related to the church

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The church of the abbey of Sacra of San Michele

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The church of the abbey of Sacra of San Michele

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The church of the abbey of Sacra of San Michele

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The church of the abbey of Sacra of San Michele

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The church of the abbey of Sacra of San Michele

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The church of the abbey of Sacra of San Michele

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The Old Choir with paintings such as the Triptych of Defendente Ferrari (1520) and tombs of some princes of Savoy House

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The Old Choir with paintings such as the Triptych of Defendente Ferrari (1520) and tombs of some princes of Savoy House

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Medieval song and behind, the Triptych of Defendente Ferrari (1520)

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Medieval song and behind, the Triptych of Defendente Ferrari (1520)

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The Old Choir with precious paintings and the tombs of some princes of Savoy House

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The Old Choir with precious paintings and the tombs of some princes of Savoy House

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The ruins of the castle to protect the abbey

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The ruins of the castle to protect the abbey

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The ruins of the castle to protect the abbey dominate Susa Valley

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The ruins of the castle to protect the abbey dominate Susa Valley

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Panorama from the windows of the ancient castle

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Panorama from the windows of the ancient castle

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Panorama from the windows of the ancient castle

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Panorama from the windows of the ancient castle

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Panorama from the windows of the ancient castle

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Panorama from the windows of the ancient castle

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Bella Alda tower. A legend tells that a girl fell from the tower remaining unharmed. For vanity, she wanted to try again and died

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Bella Alda tower. A legend tells that a girl fell from the tower remaining unharmed. For vanity, she wanted to try again and died

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Bella Alda tower. A legend tells that a girl fell from the tower remaining unharmed. For vanity, she wanted to try again and died

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Bella Alda tower. A legend tells that a girl fell from the tower remaining unharmed. For vanity, she wanted to try again and died

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Entrance to the Susa Valley with the hills of Turin on the horizon and the village of San Ambrogio (below)

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Entrance to the Susa Valley with the hills of Turin on the horizon and the village of San Ambrogio (below)

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The village of San Ambrogio under the abbey of Sacra di San Michele

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The village of San Ambrogio under the abbey of Sacra di San Michele

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Susa Valley

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Susa Valley

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Abbey of San Michele seen from the city of Turin

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Abbey of San Michele seen from the city of Turin

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Where is the Sacra of San Michele

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Where is the Sacra of San Michele

Susa Valley entrance
Susa Valley entrance
Abbey of San Michele south side
Abbey of San Michele south side
Abbey of San Michele: the gues-quarters on the base, the monastery in the center and the church on the top
Abbey of San Michele: the gues-quarters on the base, the monastery in the center and the church on the top
Abbey of San Michele: the gues-quarters on the base, the monastery in the center and the church on the top
Abbey of San Michele: the gues-quarters on the base, the monastery in the center and the church on the top
Abbey of San Michele was built between 983 and 987 on Mount Pirchiriano (40 km far from Turin)
Abbey of San Michele was built between 983 and 987 on Mount Pirchiriano (40 km far from Turin)
The ruins of the tomb of the monks near the entrance of the abbey
The ruins of the tomb of the monks near the entrance of the abbey
The ruins of the tomb of the monks near the entrance of the abbey
The ruins of the tomb of the monks near the entrance of the abbey
The driveway to the abbey of Sacra di San Michele
The driveway to the abbey of Sacra di San Michele
The access stairway to the abbey of Sacra di San Michele
The access stairway to the abbey of Sacra di San Michele
The ruins of the tomb of the monks view to the entrance of the abbey
The ruins of the tomb of the monks view to the entrance of the abbey
San Michele Abbey was built on the rocks of Monte Pirchiriano at 952 meters above sea level
San Michele Abbey was built on the rocks of Monte Pirchiriano at 952 meters above sea level
The abbey dedicated to the Archangel Saint Michael where members of the royal family of the House of Savoy are buried
The abbey dedicated to the Archangel Saint Michael where members of the royal family of the House of Savoy are buried
Architectural details from the Middle Ages on the eastern side of the abbey
Architectural details from the Middle Ages on the eastern side of the abbey
Architectural details from the Middle Ages on the eastern side of the abbey
Architectural details from the Middle Ages on the eastern side of the abbey
Architectural details from the Middle Ages on the eastern side of the abbey
Architectural details from the Middle Ages on the eastern side of the abbey
Different types of stones used for the construction and expansion of the abbey
Different types of stones used for the construction and expansion of the abbey
The perfect joints of the stones are one of the architectural features of the abbey
The perfect joints of the stones are one of the architectural features of the abbey
Wooden window in the part of the guest-quarters
Wooden window in the part of the guest-quarters
The mountain chaine that separates the Susa Valley from Chisone Valley
The mountain chaine that separates the Susa Valley from Chisone Valley
Remains of decorations that covered the walls of the staircase that leads to the church
Remains of decorations that covered the walls of the staircase that leads to the church
The large internal staircase that leads from the entrance to the church
The large internal staircase that leads from the entrance to the church
The large internal staircase that leads from the entrance to the church
The large internal staircase that leads from the entrance to the church
The external part of the staircase leading to the part of the abbey related to the church
The external part of the staircase leading to the part of the abbey related to the church
The external part of the staircase leading to the part of the abbey related to the church
The external part of the staircase leading to the part of the abbey related to the church
The church of the abbey of Sacra of San Michele
The church of the abbey of Sacra of San Michele
The church of the abbey of Sacra of San Michele
The church of the abbey of Sacra of San Michele
The church of the abbey of Sacra of San Michele
The church of the abbey of Sacra of San Michele
The Old Choir with paintings such as the Triptych of Defendente Ferrari (1520) and tombs of some princes of Savoy House
The Old Choir with paintings such as the Triptych of Defendente Ferrari (1520) and tombs of some princes of Savoy House
Medieval song and behind, the Triptych of Defendente Ferrari (1520)
Medieval song and behind, the Triptych of Defendente Ferrari (1520)
The Old Choir with precious paintings and the tombs of some princes of Savoy House
The Old Choir with precious paintings and the tombs of some princes of Savoy House
The ruins of the castle to protect the abbey
The ruins of the castle to protect the abbey
The ruins of the castle to protect the abbey dominate Susa Valley
The ruins of the castle to protect the abbey dominate Susa Valley
Panorama from the windows of the ancient castle
Panorama from the windows of the ancient castle
Panorama from the windows of the ancient castle
Panorama from the windows of the ancient castle
Panorama from the windows of the ancient castle
Panorama from the windows of the ancient castle
Bella Alda tower. A legend tells that a girl fell from the tower remaining unharmed. For vanity, she wanted to try again and died
Bella Alda tower. A legend tells that a girl fell from the tower remaining unharmed. For vanity, she wanted to try again and died
Bella Alda tower. A legend tells that a girl fell from the tower remaining unharmed. For vanity, she wanted to try again and died
Bella Alda tower. A legend tells that a girl fell from the tower remaining unharmed. For vanity, she wanted to try again and died
Entrance to the Susa Valley with the hills of Turin on the horizon and the village of San Ambrogio (below)
Entrance to the Susa Valley with the hills of Turin on the horizon and the village of San Ambrogio (below)
The village of San Ambrogio under the abbey of Sacra di San Michele
The village of San Ambrogio under the abbey of Sacra di San Michele
Susa Valley
Susa Valley
Abbey of San Michele seen from the city of Turin
Abbey of San Michele seen from the city of Turin
Where is the Sacra of San Michele
Where is the Sacra of San Michele

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By: Carlo Piccinelli ID: 119

The Abbey on Google Maps.
Located on Mount Pirchiriano, the monumental complex dating back to the year 1000, consists of four main areas: the guesthouse that once served to welcome the pilgrims who walked the Via Francigena, the monastery where the Benedictine monks lived, the church used for the religious services and the ancient castle of Roman origins destroyed by French in 1706 during the siege of Turin. The visit starts crossing the woods on the slopes of the mountain until you reach the ruins of the ancient monastery where the friars were buried. A long path leads to the entrance of the abbey and to the large internal staircase leading to the medieval complex. The church with Gothic architectural details, today contains several paintings and some tombs of the princes of Savoy Royal Family. Objects are collected in the museum and it is possible to know the rich history of the abbey. A trip for tourists looking for the history and culture of Piedmont.
Links for more informations:
www.sacradisanmichele.com