"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
JLBG's Related Pages
Avigliana Travel Guide
Member Travel Pages
- "Sacra di San Michele"
- "Avigliana and its lakes"
- "Welcome to S. Michele (Avigliana)"
- See All...
Explore the World
Badges & Stats in Avigliana
- 28 Reviews
- 52 Photos
- 0 Forum posts
- 6 Comments
- See All Stats
- See All Badges (130)
Have you been to Avigliana?Share Your Travels
Latest Activity in Avigliana
Photos in AviglianaSee All Photos (52)
Top 10 Pages
- Top 5 Page for this destination Grenoble Intro, 161 reviews, 190 photos, 3 travelogues
- Tassili n'Ajjer National Park Intro, 148 reviews, 148 photos, 1 travelogue
- Top 5 Page for this destination Iceland Intro, 126 reviews, 157 photos, 4 travelogues
- Top 5 Page for this destination Rouen Intro, 128 reviews, 144 photos, 2 travelogues
- Annaba Intro, 72 reviews, 175 photos
- Top 5 Page for this destination Porec Intro, 70 reviews, 173 photos
- Top 5 Page for this destination Pula Intro, 116 reviews, 119 photos
- Top 5 Page for this destination Trento Intro, 76 reviews, 152 photos
- Top 5 Page for this destination Strasbourg Intro, 71 reviews, 146 photos
- Top 5 Page for this destination Albania Intro, 60 reviews, 156 photos