Want to see Sacra di San Michele, an incredible mountain-top abbey, in person? This post will help you plan your visit, whether you want to hike up, drive up, or take a tour. Read on for all the details.
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Perched on the peak of Mount Pirchiriano, just 60 km west of Turin, Sacra di San Michele will spark your imagination to heights it’s never been before. At least, that’s what it did for one of Italy’s most famous authors, Umberto Eco, who based the mystery filled fictional Benedictine Abbey in The Name of the Rose on this very real one.
The dramatic abbey has an even more dramatic backdrop. The Alps rise away in the distance. Photo by Elio Pallard via Wikimedia Commons.As you stand on Sacra di San Michele’s dramatic balcony, watching birds swoop by at eye level and following the line of the Susa River valley until it disappears between crisp, white Alps, perhaps a novel filled with mystery and intrigue will come to…

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