The Sacra of San Michele is an ancient abbey built between 983 and 987, 40 km from Turin (Italy).

Sacra di San Michele.

The Sacra di San Michele, sometimes known as Saint Michael's Abbey, is a religious complex on Mount Pirchiriano, situated on the south side of the Val di Susa overlooking the villages of Avigliana and Chiusa di San Michele, in the Piedmont region of northern Italy.

The Abbey.

The abbey, which for much of its history came under Benedictine rule, is now entrusted to the Rosminians. A special regional law acknowledges it as the "Symbolic monument of the Piedmont region".

The Name of the Rose.

The book The Name of the Rose was inspired by this monumental abbey. 


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Data di emissione 29 settembre 2007
Valore € 0,60
Tiratura tre milioni e cinquecentomila esemplari
Vignetta raffigura la Sacra di San Michele, complesso abbaziale costruito intorno all’anno Mille nel territorio di Sant’Ambrogio di Torino.
Completano il francobollo la leggenda “SACRA DI SAN MICHELE – SANT’AMBROGIO DI TORINO”, la scritta “ITALIA” ed il valore “€ 0,60”
Bozzettista ed incisore Antonio Saliola
Stampa Officina Carte Valori dell’Istituto Poligrafico e Zecca dello Stato S.p.A., in calcografia
Colore monocromia
Carta fluorescente, non filigranata
Formato carta mm 48 x 40
Formato stampa mm 44 x 36
Dentellatura 13 ¼ x 13
Foglio venticinque esemplari, valore “€ 15,00”
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December 26, 2016 at 4:57 PM ×

he complex includes the ruins of the 12th-15th centuries monastery, which had five floors. It ends with the Torre della Bell'Alda ("Tower of the Beautiful Alda") The so-called "Monks' Sepulchre" is probably the remains of a chapel reproducing, in its octagonal plan, the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem.

December 26, 2016 at 5:22 PM ×

She is a beautiful abbadia. It is the place where The Name of the Rose was filmed with Sean Connery. Thanks for your comment

December 28, 2016 at 5:34 AM ×

Beautiful stamps of the Sacra of San Michele in Torino, Italy. There was filmed the Name of the Rose with Sean Connery. Happy Holidays

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