Sacra di San Michele
The defining characteristic element of the Sacra di San Michele is its position on the top of Mount Pirchiriano, a rocky spur belonging to the group of Rocciavré in the Cottian Alps (altitude 962 meters).
The Sacra di San Michele evokes beauty, charm, and mystery - that mystery that has enveloped it right from its construction, which occurred between 983 and 987 AD. It is an imposing abbey that, challenging the principles of physics, dominates the peak of Mount Pirchiriano, at the entrance to the Valle di Susa.
It is a wonderful place, dense with spirituality; originally protected by the Benedictine monks, since 1837, it has been entrusted to the Rosminian Fathers. The history, the spiritual value, and landscape that surrounds it inspired Umberto Eco to write his best-seller The Name of the Rose and make the Sacra a popular destination for visitors from all over Europe.
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