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OPENING HOURS

CURRENT TIME
Monday - Friday: Closed
Saturday: 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Sunday: 10:30 am - 4:30 pm

WINTER OPENING HOURS - FROM NOVEMBER TO FEBRUARY
From Monday to Saturday: 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Sunday: 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Public holidays (1 November, 8 December, 1 January, and 6 January): 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
25 December: 10:30 am - 12:30 pm / 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Winter closure:from 9 - 31 January 2023, excluding Saturday and Sunday.

SUMMER OPENING HOURS - FROM MARCH TO OCTOBER
From Monday to Saturday: 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Domenica: continuato 10.30-17.30
Public holidays (Easter, 25 April, 1 May, and 2 June): 9:30 am - 6:30 pm

AUGUST
From Monday to Saturday: 9.30 am - 18.30 pm
Sunday: 10.30 am - 18.30 pm
15 August: 10.30 am - 18.30 pm

HOW TO GET THERE

"You can reach the Sacra di San Michele by car, bus, train, or on foot. To reach the Sacra ticket office from the car park located in the Piazzale Croce Nera, you need to follow the asphalt road, which is slightly uphill (800 m – 15 min. on foot)."

he A32 Turin-Bardonecchia motorway, direction: "Frejus". Exit: "Avigliana Centro
At the roundabout, follow the directions for "Giaveno - Sacra di San Michele" and enter the tunnels. At the tunnels' exit, take the first exit at the roundabout and continue for "Laghi di Avigliana - Giaveno". At the roundabout, take the second exit for "Giaveno", then follow the directions for "Sacra di San Michele". Park in the Piazzale Croce Nera and continue on foot for 800 m (approximately 15 min. on foot).

NOTE
For buses and other vehicles that are wider than 2 metres, you must always travel in the same direction,
ascending from Avigliana and descending to Giaveno. For cars, the single-direction obligation is only valid Sundays and on public holidays.

The municipal parking located in Piazzale Croce Nera is paid - for cars and buses.
Bus rate € 15/h. Car rate € 2.50 for the first hour and € 2.00 for the following hours.

To search on satellite navigator and Google Maps, type ABBAZIA SACRA DI SAN MICHELE or COLLE CROCE NERA, 10050, Chiusa San Michele.

SERVIZIO COMBINATO TRENO+BUS
TORINO PORTA NUOVA – AVIGLIANA FS – SACRA SAN MICHELE

Operating from 01/04 to 31/10 - Saturdays, Sundays, and public holidays
Travel time: 1h 10min / 1h 40min
Train departure from Torino Porta Nuova: timetables on Trenitalia.com
Change on bus to Avigliana FS (Piazzetta De André): 9:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m., 2:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m., and 6:00 p.m..
Bus departure from the Sacra di San Michele: 9:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 2:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m., and 6:30 p.m..
Price of combined train + bus ticket: € 5.40 one way The ticket can be purchased on Trenitalia.com by inserting “Sacra di San Michele” as your starting or destination station.

By showing the combined TRAIN + BUS pass, you’re entitled to a 25% discount on your entry ticket to the Sacra!    

At those times of year when the Avigliana FS bus service is not running, you can reach the Sacra by taxi, but only on reservation (€ 25.00 each way/approximately 15 km).

1- SERVIZIO COMBINATO TRENO+BUS
TORINO PORTA NUOVA - AVIGLIANA FS - SACRA SAN MICHELE

Operating from 01/04 to 31/10 - Saturdays, Sundays, and public holidays
Travel time: 1h 10min / 1h 40min
Train departure from Torino Porta Nuova: timetables on Trenitalia.com
Change on bus to Avigliana FS (Piazzetta De André): 9:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m., 2:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m., and 6:00 p.m..
Bus departure from the Sacra di San Michele: 9:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 2:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m., and 6:30 p.m..

Price of combined train + bus ticket: € 5.40 one way The ticket can be purchased on
Trenitalia.com inserendo come stazione di origine o destinazione “Sacra San Michele”.

By showing the combined TRAIN + BUS pass, you’re entitled to a 25% discount on your entry ticket to the Sacra!o d’ingresso alla Sacra!

AVIGLIANA FS - SACRA DI SAN MICHELE BUS
Operating from 01/04 to 31/10 - Saturdays, Sundays, and public holidays
Travel time: 30 minutes
Departure from Avigliana FS (Piazzetta De André): 9:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m., 2:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m., and 6:00 p.m.
Stops: Avigliana Piazza del Popolo, Avigliana - Paschè, Avigliana Santuario dei Laghi, Avigliana Ufficio Turistico [Tourist Office], Avigliana Villaggio Primavera, Avigliana Certosa 1515, Sacra di San Michele.
Departure from the Sacra di San Michele: 9:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 2:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m., and 6:30 p.m..
Stops: Colle Braida, Valgioie, Giaveno Piazzale Rosaz, Avigliana Ufficio Turistico, Avigliana Santuario dei Laghi, Avigliana - Paschè, Avigliana Piazza del Popolo, Avigliana FS.

Ticket price: € 2.20 one way The ticket can be purchased directly on the bus.

DIRECT BUS TURIN - SACRA DI SAN MICHELE
Running from 13/03 - only on Sundays

Duration TO/FROM: 5 hours
Departure from Turin, Piazza Solferino: 9:00 a.m.
Ticket price: € 28 both ways
Online purchase is required; click on the following link.

For disabled people with reduced mobility, you may drive up to the foot of the Sacra ("Sepolcro dei Monaci" - the "Monks' Sepulchre") in your own vehicle and use one of three lifts that lead to the Church.

The areas that can be visited are limited to the Church and the ruins of the New Monastery.

For more information, please contact us. 

ITINERARIES AND TRAILS

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You can reach the Sacra di San Michele on foot or by bicycle too, using routes of various length and difficulty, according to the purposes of your excursion. Here we suggest some ideas, accompanied by details such as distances and heigh differences.

TRIAL N° 501 FROM MORTERA - AVIGLIANA

Historic, nature path called the “Sentiero dei Principi” (“Trail of the Princes”).
Once you've arrived in Mortera, go past the village and continue along the flat section until the town of Pian di Fan. Continue along the trail uphill and pass a series of turns (the so-called “M”s) until you reach the Punta del Farò. Turn left and continue until Piazzale Croce Nera. Continue along the asphalt road until the Sacra di San Michele.

Height difference: 300 m
Travel time: 1h 30min.
Difficulty: easy
Suggested period: from spring to autumn

TRIAL N° 502 FROM SANT’AMBROGIO DI TORINO - VIA FRANCIGENA SECTION

The Turin-Susa railway line or the Turin-Bardonecchia line, getting off at the Sant’Ambrogio station. From the car park in front of the railway station, continue along Via Caduti per la Patria. At the end, turn right to reach the Church of San Giovanni Vincenzo. A short, steep slope behind the church leads to the start of the cobblestone mule track. Along the way, you pass the 15 stations of the Via Crucis that lead to the San Pietro municipality. From here, follow the path between the houses and, at the crossroads, turn right to reach the Sacra di San Michele.

For more information about the Via Francigena in Val Susa, go to: https://www.viefrancigene.org/it/italia-il-percorso/

Height difference: 600 m
Travel time: 1h 30min.
Difficoltà: facile
Suggested period: from spring to autumn

TRIAL N° 503 FROM CHIUSA SAN MICHELE - VIA FRANCIGENA SECTION

The Turin-Susa railway line or the Turin-Bardonecchia line, getting off at the Condove - Chiusa di San Michele station. Head towards the centre of Chiusa di San Michele until the Church of San Pietro Apostolo and take the mule path on the right (signpost 503) that leads to Piazzale Croce Nera. Continue left on the asphalt road until the Sacra di San Michele.

For more information about the Via Francigena in Val Susa, go to: https://www.viefrancigene.org/it/italia-il-percorso/

Height difference: 600 m
Travel time: 1h 40min.
Difficulty: easy
Suggested period: from spring to autumn

CARLO GIORDA VIA FERRATA

The Via Ferrata winds around the north slope of Mount Pirchiriano. The departure for this route is located on the SS25 of Moncenisio, between the towns of Sant’Ambrogio di Torino and Chiusa San Michele, where there is a large car park. Along the via ferrata, you encounter two particularly panoramic and adrenalin-filled suspension bridges and two intermediate exits that join up again at the trails that lead to the Sacra. The via ferrata arrival point is near the north wall of the Sacra di San Michele. From here, you continue to the right along the trail to reach the Sepolcro dei Monaci.
For more information, go to: Official website

Type: Rock climbing
Height difference: 600 m
Travel time: 4/5h
Difficulty: medium/difficult - reserved for climbers provided with the right gear.
Suggested period: from spring to autumn.
Descent: follow the trails for Chiusa San Michele and Sant’Ambrogio di Torino.

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TICKETS

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CONTACT US

Contact us for any request for information not included on the website.

We will respond, as compatible with current activities, during the Sacra di San Michele opening hours.

TELEPHONE: +39 011939130
EMAIL: info@sacradisanmichele.com
ddress Via alla Sacra, 14 - 10057 S. Ambrogio (TO)

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