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Location address: Italia, Torino, Sant'Ambrogio di Torino
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The ancient abbey of Sacra di San Michele is located at the top of Monte Pirchiriano. Typical of the cult of St. Michael is that the monasteries were built on hilltops and inaccessible places. Similarly, this is also the case of the famous Mont Saint Michel in France. The monastery is on the route of Via Francigena, an old pilgrim from Rome to Canterbury. In the direction to Rome road called Via Romea.
The Sacra di San Michele, sometimes known as Saint Michael’s Abbey, is a religious complex on Mount Pirchiriano, situated on the south side of the Val di Susa overlooking the villages of Avigliana and Chiusa di San Michele, northern Italy. The abbey, which for much of its history came under Benedictine rule, is now entrusted to the Rosminians. A special regional law acknowledges it as the “Symbolic monument of the Piedmont region”. The book The Name of the Rose was inspired by this monumental abbey.