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


Via Sacra S. - Michele, 10051 Avigliana


+39 011 939130


8 €

Opening hours

9.30am-12.30pm (noon Sun and Bank Hols), 2.30pm-6pm (5pm in winter) - closed Mon except mid Jul-end Sep

Nearby tourist attractions

Avigliana Old town
Avigliana Old town
Church of San Pietro of Avigliana
Church of San Pietro of Avigliana