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Piedmont and Valle d'Aosta Sights

Sacra di San Michele

  • Via Sacra di San Michele 14 Map It
  • Sant'Ambrogio di Torino
  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Updated 03/30/2015

Fodor's Review

To reach the church, you must climb 150 steps, past 12th-century sculptures, from the Porta dello Zodiaco, a splendid Romanesque doorway decorated with the signs of the zodiac. On the left side of the interior are 16th-century frescoes representing New Testament themes; on the right are depictions of the founding of the church. In the crypt are some of the oldest parts of the structure, three small 9th- to 12th-century chapels. Note that some sections of the abbey are open only on weekends and, when particularly crowded, visits may be limited to hour-long tours. Weather permitting, the views from the walls and terraces surrounding the church are breathtaking.

Sight Information


Via Sacra di San Michele 14, Sant'Ambrogio di Torino, Piedmont, 10057, Italy

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Sight Details:

  • €5
  • Mid-Mar.–June and early to mid-Oct., Tues.–Fri. 9:30–12:30 and 2:30–6, weekends 9:30–noon and 2:30–6:30; July–Sept., Mon. 9:30–12:30 and 2:30–6, Tues.–Fri. 9:30–12:30 and 3–6, weekends 9:30–noon and 2:40–6; mid-Oct.–mid-Mar., Tues.–Fri. 9:30–12:30 and 2:30–5, weekends 9:30–noon and 2:30–5:30

Updated 03/30/2015


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