From Sacra di San Michele, an interesting variation to the Francigena route is a descent to Val Sangone crossing the Colle Braida: having gone past Valgioie, situated in a panoramic position and immersed within the splendid landscape of the mountains of the Orsiera-Rocciavrè mountain group, the path reaches Giaveno.
Now a residential town, in the past it depended on the Sacra di San Michele that here had an abbey castle, of which remains a section of wall with the defence towers: the ancient part of the town is gathered around the Collegiata di San Lorenzo Martire (1622), the Church dei Batù (16th century) and the Torre dell'Orologio.
, 10094 Valgioie (TO)

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