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  • From the entrance level the church is reached via a wide and steep grand staircase, which has been dated to the mid-twelfth century. After the first few steps, on the left is a pillar of over 18 meters that supports the floor of the church above; on the right there appears an outcrop of rock that is incorporated into the opposite wall. In the central niche several skeletons of monks were displayed until 1936, hence the name: Great Staircase of the Dead.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
This “entrance hall” was once much used for the burial of distinguished men, abbots and worthies of the monastery. Some of the tombs were decorated with marble, others were plastered and painted: today there remain only five of these.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
The Great Staircase of the Dead ends at the Portal of the Zodiac (1128-30), a Romanesque work carved by Master Nicolao, a famous architect and sculptor from Piacenza. It is so called because the jambs on the sides turned towards the staircase, are carved on the right with the twelve signs of the zodiac.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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we go there with several tours, including⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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  • From the entrance level the church is reached via a wide and steep grand staircase, which has been dated to the mid-twelfth century. After the first few steps, on the left is a pillar of over 18 meters that supports the floor of the church above; on the right there appears an outcrop of rock that is incorporated into the opposite wall. In the central niche several skeletons of monks were displayed until 1936, hence the name: Great Staircase of the Dead.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
    This “entrance hall” was once much used for the burial of distinguished men, abbots and worthies of the monastery. Some of the tombs were decorated with marble, others were plastered and painted: today there remain only five of these.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
    The Great Staircase of the Dead ends at the Portal of the Zodiac (1128-30), a Romanesque work carved by Master Nicolao, a famous architect and sculptor from Piacenza. It is so called because the jambs on the sides turned towards the staircase, are carved on the right with the twelve signs of the zodiac.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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    we go there with several tours, including⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
    bit.ly/SacraSanMicheleAbbey⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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    #giroola #giroolers #welltakeyouthere #visitpiemonte #visititaly #goodtrips #piemonte #travel #turismo #photooftheday #piedmont #viaggio #picoftheday #igerspiemonte #yallerspiemonte #architecture #discoveritaly #beautiful #instatravel #ig_italia #italy_vacations #romantic #volgopiemonte #sacradisanmichele #abbey #valsusa
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