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October 30, 2008

Sky Watch 31/10/2008

The Sacra di San Michele



The Sacra di San Michele is an imposing monastery in the Val di Susa at the top of the Monte Pirchiriano (962m). Built in the late 10th century for the Benedictine monks, it has been an important study center; now it's in the hands of the Rosminian fathers. There is a steep climb to the entrance (in the photos, left side of the mountain).

Enjoy Sky Watch everybody!

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Comments: 39


fishing guy
Pietro: That is an awesome shot of the monastery in the sky. You captured it beautifully. I would love to be there.
Mike
Majestic photos!
Louise
Usually I would say the climb would be worth it. And I'm sure it is. However, it is beautiful from the bottom. And what a sky!
Anemone
Just great pictures of a great hill and a great castle.

Nice weekend.
Migs CFL fan
Simply stunning pictures. I would love to see the view from that building. Thanks for sharing!

Cheers!
Regina In Pictures
reluctantfarmchik
Whenever I see these monasteries, I wonder about the process of building way up there! Can you imagine hauling the supplies and the work equipment? Stunning - lovely shots.
Bradley Myers
Good photos, something about the climb plays me out.
Rose
That picture has an over powering feel to it.
Your EG Tour Guide
What a magnificent spot for a monastery!
Photo Cache
that is some view. like louise, with that steep climb, the view from down here is pretty fabulous too.
vincibene
Impressive picture! Gorgeous!
Arija
I have always loved this monastery and it's setting. Thank you for posting it.
Webradio
Oh là là !
On y monte comment en haut de cette montagne ???

Belles photos, dis donc !
Rocky Mtn. Girl
Hey... it's my name!! Well... kind of =)
What amazing shots.
Perched up there like a bird on the cliff... what an amazing photos...
Very nice post indeed!!
~Michele~
Mountain Retreat- Canada
Gill - That British Woman
what stunning scenery great photos.

Gill in Canada
Brit' Gal Sarah
What a dramatic place and great shot
Joy
Pietro, that is a fantastic shot! Really nice view.

Thanks for visiting Norwich Daily Photo and leaving your comments.

joy
A Pinay In England
Your Love Coach
I, Woman
Sylvia K
Breathtaking and I love, too, love the way you captured it. Thank you!
Carletta
Two awesome images! I can hardly imagine being at the top. It must be beautiful up there.
A stunning capture of stone and sky!
Paz
Wow! What a wonderful photo. The climb to the monastery must be worth it.

Paz
thyme
That makes me feel like climbing that mountain!

It is beautiful that where you live you can look up and see the earth!
MedaM
It seems that this beautiful monastery can touch that lovely blue sky. I can imagine what a wonderful view is from the top the hill. Really very attractive photo!
Mary
I know it was probably built there for defensive reasons, but it almost looks as if they were trying to touch heaven. Beautiful! Happy SWF. :)
Afanja
Beautiful pictures.
It must have been a huge work to built it on top of that mountain.
angelgrotton
This monastery seems to live among the skies )))
Great Capture!
pierangela
pensa che torinese sono, non sono mai stata alla Sagra di S Michele
ciao da pierangela
Müge
Ciao Pietro! La vista del monastero su questo grande monte e sotto il cielo azzuro è spettacolare veramente!

p.s. Ho cambiato indirizzo: http://wonder-turquette.over-blog.com/
CharmaineZoe
Beautiful scenery, your photography does it justice:-)
Louis la Vache
No doubt it is indeed a steep climb, but also no doubt that visiting this ancient monastery would be worth the effort!
Elizabeth
Such amazing photos!
We were in Milan last November.
We used to live in Italy years ago.
I will come back to visit your sit.
Came to you via Paz.
Greetings from Manhattan.
mirage2g
On our way to Italy, I saw a structure on top of the mountain like that! It surely is a wonderful view!
GMG
Hi Pietro! Back to the Blogosphere to enjoy these fabulous pictures! Wonderful place, but I don't think I would climb all those stairs... ;)
Meanwhile Blogtrotter is now strolling somewhere around the Holy See of Echmiadzin. Hope you enjoy and have a great weekend!
Denise
Great photograph and what an amazing structure on the top. I would love to see it for myself. Thanks for sharing.
SandyCarlson
These far-off, high-up monasteries make me realize that one had to want the moastic life through and through to get there. What an amazing view. Thanks, Pietro.
sonia a. mascaro
Great photos, Pietro! The first is just stunning! I can imagine the wonderful view from the top.

Many, many years ago I read the book The Story of San Michele, by Axel Munthe, but I confess I did not remember the story... (LOL).
ayamlin
Hi Pietro!
The Sacra di San Michele is really beautiful!
I didn't know Sacra di San Michele!
so I checked it on the net.
I really want to go there!
Thank you for posting this fantastic picture!
the donG
wow! i can stay there the whole year! i just imagine the view when im actually on its highest part.
Catherine
"steep climb" to avoid visitors, no? You must deserve to arrive at the top with a strong will.
Lily Hydrangea
A beautiful mountain retreat Pietro! It is so idyllic.