"Sacra di San Michele" Avigliana by JLBG
Avigliana Travel Guide: 29 reviews and 70 photos
Each time I drove the Susa valley, I was impressed by what looked like a stronghold standing on top of a mountain. It overhangs the Susa valley and appears as soon as you leave Turin. As much you get closer and closer, it gets more impressive. I thought that, given its strategic situation, it had to be a fort commanding the passage between Italy and France. I did some research and found that it was named Sacra di San Michele.
I felt that we should visit it when we would not be hurrying to the Adriatic or hurrying back home. We finally did it in October 2007.
This cute little castle stands a few kilometers upvalley to Avigliana. I have taken this photo from the autostrada and... more travel advice
The tall structure in the middle of the photo is the tower of the beautiful Alda. The legend says that when she was to... more travel advice
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