Sacra di San Michele alla Via Sacra

Sacra di San Michele alla Via Sacra

Sacra di San Michele alla Via Sacra, Sant'Ambrogio di Torino, Turin, Italy/This monument is a symbol of the Piedmont Region and the place that inspired the writer Umberto Eco to conceive the best-seller “Il nome della rosa” ( The name of the rose ) , the Sacra of San Michele is an ancient abbey built between 983 and 987 on the top of mount Pirchiriano, 40 km from Turin. From it’s towers you can admire Turin and a breathtaking view of the Val di Susa. Inside the main Church of the Sacra, dating from the 12th century, are buried several members of House of Savoy (Savoia), one of the oldest royal families in the world. Dedicated to the cult of the Archangel Michele, defender of the Christian people, the Sacra di San Michele fits inside a ruote of pilgrimage (long over 2000 km) which runs from Saint-Michel ( France ) to Monte Sant’Angelo (Puglia).The history, the spiritual value and the landscape that surrounds it transform the Sacra in a special destination for visitors from all over Europe: pilgrims, faithfuls, tourists but also athletes who want to test themselves with climbing paths or mountain-bike.
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