Abbey of the Sacra di Michele

Highly recommended
Perched on a 962 m high rocky peak, this Benedictine abbey built in the 10C by Hughes de Montboissier is similar in design to that of the Abbey of Mont-Saint-Michel. The Stairway of the Dead leads you to the Zodiac door (pilasters and capitals decorated with sculptures by the maestro Nicolo). Situated at the very top of the peak, the Romanesque-Gothic abbey-church is decorated with 16C frescoes. From the esplanade, you have a superb view over the mountains of the Doire.

Useful information

Adresse : 

Via Sacra S. - Michele

Phone:

+39 011 939130

Price:

5 €

Opening hours

high season 9.30am-12.30pm, 2.30pm-6pm; rest of year: daily except Mon 9.30am-12.30pm, 2.30pm-5pm

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