Guided tour

From Turin: Half-Day Medieval Sacra di San Michele Tour

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Guided tour

From Turin: Half-Day Medieval Sacra di San Michele Tour


From US$ 48.76 per person

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.

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Duration 5 hours
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  • 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. You can choose either a private or shared experience for this tour. 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
  • Transportation by private coach
  • Guide
  • Entrance fees
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

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Meeting point

Piazza Solferino, in front of Alfieri Theathre

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Pets

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  • Please wear comfortable shoes
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4.6 /5

based on 42 reviews

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Esperienza fantastica, guida molto preparata. È stato tutto molto piacevole, dal transfer alla visita alla Sacra.

November 3, 2022


Gita ben organizzata, guida molto preparata, ottima anche la versione in inglese. Molto puntuali. Località molto suggestiva. Escursione molto consigliata. Non adatta a chi ha difficoltà di deambulazione Grazie

October 10, 2022


October 10, 2022

Product ID: 67113