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All reviews worth the effort san michele the bus ticket office breathtaking views half day trip by foot min walk taxi driver medieval monastery self guided tour worth the climb an adventure peaceful place cover your shoulders check the opening hours interesting place
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Reviewed 21 October 2018

Easy half day trip from Torino. Take the train to Avigliana and catch the shuttle bus (Wed, Sat, Sun) to the Sacra. The setting is magnificent and it's a real walk through a different age. Beautiful medieval monastery that is one of the sacras dedicated...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 18 October 2018

Sacra di San Michele is special, built on the edge of a 960m mountain, the views are spectacular no matter where you look. Weather can be a bit challenging so take some warm clothes just in case. There are necessary infos on the Sacra's website...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

This is a great day trip for a Sunday especially if you actually attend mass at the church and then enjoy the agritourismo Cascina Dei Canonici nearby for lunch! We drove up the mountain from Turin early and do allow enough time because between the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 30 September 2018 via mobile

This incredible monastery has been built and is looked after with the upmost care. The views are incredible from every angle leaving you in a permanent state of awe. With the Via Ferrata climb up to it or the drive this place is a definite...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 7 September 2018 via mobile

Go to Turin, rent a Fiat, and have the ultimate Italian country side experience. We decided to get out of the city for a day and in just under an hour arrived at this amazing place. Before reaching our destination the journey itself was just...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 28 August 2018

I would strongly recommend a visit to this unique place bringing back to the Middle Ages. If you like hiking, you could arrive through the path starting in Sant’ Ambrogio, it takes around 1.30 to reach the top.This place inspired author Umberto Eco for the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

Sacra di San Michele is stunning. The structure is very well preserved, and the guide is very good. The views are breathtaking. Check the website before you go as it closes midday for a couple hours and there is nothing in the vicinity besides the...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Sarah F
Reviewed 1 August 2018

A very Special Place to be. Take a guided Sightseeingtour and you get a lot of Special Information of the Sacra. Or Check in advance the eventcalender of the Sacra. There offer a lot of Special Events. Macbeth your traveltime Hit a Special Event. The...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed 18 July 2018 via mobile

We travelled by train and bus to get to this amazing place. Lucky for us it was open on a Wednesday. (April to November) The major hurdle for those travelling by bus from Avigliana is that the Sacra closes between 12.30 and 2.30pm. Because we...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 17 July 2018

This is a fantastic place to visit, both from an historical and religious point of view and also the panarama from the Abbey. On a clear day you can see for miles, including the city of Turin. It is a really interesting place and you...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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22 October 2018|
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Response from 159kayeh | Reviewed this property |
We were lucky to travel on a public holiday when it was open. Their brochure states they are open from March 16th to October 15th. You really have to check direct with tourist office as bus (easy to catch and connect with... More
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Response from tizianob73 | Reviewed this property |
Yes of course. There is a paved road up to the Sacra. Enjoy.
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