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Avigliana is a town and comune (municipality) in the Metropolitan City of Turin in the Italian region Piedmont, with 12 480 inhabitants as of 1-1-2017, located about 25km west of Turin. Avigliana lies in the Susa valley, on the highway going from Turin to Frejus (France).It is best known for two maar lakes, Lago Grande and Lago Piccolo. Also nearby is the massive Sacra di San Michele.HistoryIn 574 the Lombard King Cleph built a castle here. According to some sources, the battle between the Franks of Pippin the Younger and the Lombards of Aistulf occurred in the nearby in 750. Later Avigliana depended from the Abbey of Novalesa. Later it was a possession of the House of Savoy.Avigliana was captured by Emperor Henry VI in 1187, but later it was acquired by Thomas I of Savoy. In 1536, in the course of the Italian Wars, it was again stormed by French troops. French attacks repeated in 1630 and 1690, the latter with the destruction of the castle.Main sightsRuins of the castle, destroyed in the 17th century by the French.Church of San Giovanni, with several works by Defendente Ferrari.the Romanesque church of San Pietro.Natural Park of the Lakes of Avigliana.Plan your vacation with our Italy tour itinerary builder site and discover the best things to do in Avigliana.
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$49 BOOK WITH VIATOR Sacra di San Michele Tour from Turin Sacra di San Michele Tour from Turin
Duration: 5 hours
$308 BOOK WITH VIATOR Rivoli Castle & Sacra di San Michele Rivoli Castle & Sacra di San Michele
Duration: 8 to 9 hours
$220 BOOK WITH VIATOR Stupinigi Castle & Reggia di Venaria Stupinigi Castle & Reggia di Venaria
Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes
$90 BOOK WITH VIATOR Hiking to Sacra of San Michele with craft beers tasting Hiking to Sacra of San Michele with craft beers tasting
Duration: 4 hours
$220 BOOK WITH VIATOR Private Full-Day Guided Tour in Piedmont Private Full-Day Guided Tour in Piedmont
Duration: 8 to 9 hours
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