A day among old abbeys and Roman ruins: Sacra of San Michele and Susa by Minibus
The charm of a strong land, crossed by pilgrims and armies, among nature and history
We like the Valsusa valley because it is wild and beautiful, and because every corner tells the long story of a land of passage, crossed in the centuries by pilgrims, war captains, goods and armies.
We will start our trip at the charming Gothic architecture of the Sant Antonio of Ranverso Abbey, a place with a unique history, where people affected by the plague were cared for with a peculiar traditional method, based on pig fat. Today, impressive frescoes are still intact, impressive for the beauty of the colors and the figures, who decorate the Abbey almost completely.
We will move on to Susa, where we will be able to stroll in the Roman ruins area and feel like two thousand years ago, among perfectly preserved structures and the amazing sensation of being in ancient Rome, but with mountains all around!
After a lunch in a typical trattoria we will head towards the Sacra of San Michele abbey, the true symbol of Piedmont and incredible testimony of the past.
At the top, we will be able to look at the exceptional panorama of this communication route between Italy and France, (the general Hannibal, in his attempt to conquer Rome, passed through here with his elephants) and of this proud and combative land, a unique area of our Piedmont.
Alessandro is a sportsman and a team player: soccer, tennis, beach volley, baseball, basketball, even poker, if there is a game you'll find him there. Self-made guitarist, fearless snowboarder, his manners are sweet and his humour will charm you. The last to go to sleep, the first to wake up in the morning to take his dog for a walk and get ready, perfectly groomed. He drives smoothly and knows every road in our beautiful Piemonte.
Never without: a ball to play with
Favourite quote: "I can draw horses very well"
We want you to be comfortable during the trip while we explore hills and mountains, lakes and villages. So, we looked for something sturdy but elegant, flexible and spacious. For the Minibus tours we use a Fiat Ducato, with room up to 8 travellers plus Alessandro driving. It features:
- free wifi
- internal audio system
- air conditioned (personalized cool and warm air distribution)
- single seats adjustable backrest angle, padded armrests and 3-point seatbelts
- modular and flexible configuration
- high roof so you can stand inside
- overhead luggage compartments
We also have a smaller and more agile Ford Tourneo, with 9 roomy seats, brand new and with all the same comforts.
We guarantee you will like our minibuses!
This day out in the wonderful Valsusa by Minibus offers you a real holiday concentrated in one day, and at a very small price.
The package price includes:
- transport and assistance for the whole day on our brand new 9 seater Minibus, with free wi-fi and and air conditioning.
- ticket entrance to the S.Antonio di Ranverso abbey
- ticket entrance to the Sacra di San Michele abbey
- visit to the roman ruins in Susa
- lunchin Susa in a typical restaurant
- and many surprises!
This tour starts in Turin, at 8 in the morning.
If you prefer you can start together with us from Villareggia, our little town in the hills: you can also come the night before and spend the night in the bed and breakfast of our friend Sara, “la Ida”. If you arrive at around 5 in the afternoon, we can organise a tasting or a visit to a nearby attraction. Let’s talk about it (you can contact Paola in the chat in this page, or via email at [email protected] or by phone at +39 370 3506333).
If you are a larger group, we can arrange for a different starting point.
The return is scheduled in the late afternoon.
This day trip is a real miniature vacation, and it is designed for all those who want to discover the authentic Piedmont, with simplicity.
This is our home, we know where to take you, much like you do with friends who come to visit you.
There are no age limits or special physical requirements, although we will walk a bit to arrive to the best vantage points.
If you're ready to explore, to enjoy new experiences, food and wine, this tour is designed just for you.
All our tours are directly made by us, Giroola Srl, via Amorosa 3, 10030 Villareggia (TO) (P.iva 11671600010, Scia 19022017-1520 Suap 9007)
During the tour you'll be covered by our Civil Responsibility Assurance (Reale Mutua Assicurazioni, via Corte d'Appello 1, 10122 Torino, nr.2007/03/2276452).
We adhere to the Guarantee Fund (art.50 Dlgs 23.05.2011 n.79) which can be used by all travellers provided they have a contract in case of bankruptcy or insolvency for the refunding of the price paid. (Fondo Garanzia Viaggi Srl, via Nazionale 60, 00184 Roma, certificate n. A/146.1485/5/2017).
Booking Policy, from the General Terms and Condition for the Sale of Tour Packages:
Acceptance of reservations by Giroola Srl is subject to availability. Reservations will be considered final following confirmation by Giroola Srl, even via e-mail or fax, to the client.
Indications relative to the tour package not contained in the contract documents, brochures or other forms of written communication, will be supplied in time by Giroola Srl prior to the initial starting date in compliance with its duties as envisaged by Legislative . decree n. 79/2011.
Upon booking, a registration fee and a deposit of 25% of the total amount is required. Full payment is due 30 days prior to departure. For reservations made within 30 days of departure, full payment is due upon booking. Lack of payment of the abovementioned sums on the dates established constitutes grounds for cancellation of reservations such as to determine, on the part of Giroola Srl, the right to terminate the contract.
5) TRANSFER OF CONTRACT
The client renouncing the contract may be substituted by another person provided that:
a) Giroola Srl be given written notice at least 4 weekdays prior to the date of departure, together with the necessary personal data of the transferee;
b) The transferee be able to satisfy all the conditions for the fruition of the service ( ex article 10 of Legislative decree n.111/95) and in particular the requisites relative to passports, visas, health certificates;
c) The transferee refund Giroola Srl for all expenses incurred for the transfer of the contract for the sum specified before the transfer.
Moreover, the transferor and the transferee are both accountable for the payment in full of the tour package price as well as for the sum as per item (c) of the present article.
As far as certain types of services are concerned, third party suppliers have the right to refuse the substitution of the transferee, even if effected within the time limit specified as per item (a) of the present article. Giroola Srl will therefore not be held responsible for the eventual non-acceptance of the substitution on behalf of third parties. This non-acceptance shall be notified in good time by Giroola Srl to the parties involved before departure.
In the event of withdrawing from the tour package contract, the client is, in any case, liable for the payment of the tour package price. If withdrawal takes place for reasons beyond those envisaged in article 7 of the present General Terms, the client shall pay, in compliance with ex article 1373, paragraph III, Italian Civil Code, cancellation penalties as specified below:
- 10% of the tour package price within 30 days prior to departure
- 30% of the tour package price from 29 to 18 days prior to departure
- 50% of the tour package price from 17 to 10 days prior to departure
- 75% of the tour package price from 9 to 3 weekdays prior to departure
- 100% of the tour package price beyond these terms.
7) WITHDRAWAL OF CLIENT WITHOUT PENALTY
The client may withdraw from the contract, without incurring any penalty, in the following circumstances:
- a significant change of one or more elements of the contract which can be objectively considered as fundamental for the fruition of the tour package in its entirety and proposed by Giroola Srl.
- after the conclusion of the contract itself but prior to departure and not accepted by the client.
In the abovementioned circumstances, the client is entitled to the following options:
- the fruition of an alternative tour package, with no increase in price or with the restitution of the excess in price, if the second tour package costs less than the first;
- the restitution of any sum corresponded as partial payment. Said restitution must be made within seven weekdays from receiving the request for reimbursement.
The client must communicate the decision (to accept the change or to withdraw) within two weekdays from receiving notice of the price increase or change. In the absence of specific notice within the said term, the proposal made by Giroola Srl will be considered accepted. The client who decides to withdraw from the contract before departure for circumstances beyond those listed above shall pay, after deducting the account paid as per article 4, the penalty indicated in article 6.
8) TOUR VARIATIONS
Variations to the tour, requested by the client, after the confirmation of booking, could involve processing expenses for Giroola Srl and at times penalties charged by suppliers. If so, the customer will be charged. Partial withdrawal of some of the travellers under the same contract and the resulting decrease in number of tour members is to be considered partial cancellation and is consequently regulated as stated in article 6.