|Sacra di San Michele|
Sacra di San Michele or Saint Michael's Abbey as it is called in English, is one of the most important historical buildings in Italy. Located in the Piedmont region, just 50 minutes away from Turin, this architectural marvel is believed to be constructed by angels. Sacra di San Michele is situated in the Susa valley - the longest valley of Italy, named after the city of Susa. Umberto Eco, the well-known Italian author, visited this religious complex and took it further as an inspiration for the abbey in his much acclaimed book "The Name of the Rose". I had a chance to read the book recently and the gothic abbey definitely added to my curiosity.