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  2. Piedmont
  3. Turin
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From Turin: Half-Day Medieval Sacra di San Michele Tour

Product ID: 67113
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Journey to one of the most beautiful abbeys in Europe and discover the inspiration for Umberto Eco's "The Name of the Rose." Enjoy stunning views of the valley and mountains of the Italian Alps from the top of the Sacra di San Michele.
About this activity
Duration 5 hours
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Ticket confirmation within 48 hours
Once purchased, you’ll receive booking confirmation from the tour operator.
Live tour guide
English, Italian
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the abbey that inspired Umberto Eco's "The Name of the Rose"
  • Discover an iconic symbol of Piedmont
  • Benefit from a private coach transfer from Turin
Full description
Depart Turin and journey to the Sacra di San Michele by private coach, and get ready to experience one of the most beautiful abbeys of the Italian Alps.

Famous worldwide as the inspiration for Umberto Eco’s bestselling novel "The Name of the Rose" (and for the film adaptation starring Sean Connery and Christian Slater), the Sacra di San Michele is regarded as one of the most important examples of Romanesque architecture in Europe.

It was founded on the summit of Mount Pirchiriano and overlooks the valley of the Val di Susa with breathtaking views of the Alps. To reach the marble "Doorway of the Zodiac" (Porta dello Zodiaco) visitors must climb 243 steps, but the unique view from the top is worth it.

Discover the whimsical 12th-century "Doorway of the Zodiac" and look closer at its putti (cherubs) pulling at each other’s hair. Marvel at the steep stone staircase known as the "Staircase of the Dead" with its 18-meter high pillar that supports the floor of the church and the tower of the "Bell'Alda." Get an astonishing view of the valley and the "Via Francigena" before the return journey to Turin
Includes
  • Transportation by private coach
  • Guide
  • Entrance fees
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drinks

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Piazza XVIII Dicembre in front of old Porta Susa Station.

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Important information
Know before you go
• Please wear comfortable shoes
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Product ID: 67113