Things to see and do - Avigliana
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Avigliana Travel guide
Avigliana : Michelin's recommendations
Until the 15C, this small town in the Val di Susa west of Turin was one of the favourite residences of the princes of Savoy. It has retained a charming historic centre from that period, huddled around the Piazza Conte Rosso. From Avigliana, a scenic route runs along the two glacial lakes of Avigliana, and leads to the Sacra di San Michele. This abbey is now one of Piedmont’s emblematic sights and a spiritual symbol of the region.
Tourist attractions Avigliana : Things to see and do
v. Sagra S. - Michele I - 10051 Avigliana
Perched on a 962 m high rocky peak, this Benedictine abbey built in the 10C by Hughes de Montboissier is similar in design to that of the Abbey of Mont-Saint-Michel. The Stairway of the Dead leads you to the Zodiac door (pilasters and capitals decora..
v. Beato Cherubino Testa 2 I - 10051 Avigliana
This very old church (from the 10th and 11C harbours a beautiful cycle of frescoes most of which date back to the 14 and 15C.
Piazza Conte rosso I - 10051 Avigliana
The historic centre which is clustered around the charming square of Conte Rosso, near the Romanesque-Gothic S. Giovanni. Ruins of the 10C chateau dominate the old town.