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Santuario di San Michele Arcangelo

Via Reale Basilica 127, 71037 Monte Sant'Angelo, Italy
+39 0884 561150
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Unique site

This is the third time I visited this pigrimage site built in the 13th century. The upper level... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Joseph G
Montreal, Canada
Must see

This a 'must see' place if you are visiting this region of Puglia. The Basilica is about two... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Via Reale Basilica 127, 71037 Monte Sant'Angelo, Italy
+39 0884 561150
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the third time I visited this pigrimage site built in the 13th century. The upper level (street level) has a beautiful yard leadingt to the portal and the bell tower while the lower level reached after going down a staircase where you find...More

Thank Joseph G
Reviewed 1 week ago

This a 'must see' place if you are visiting this region of Puglia. The Basilica is about two floors down into the rock and is just like a cave. When we visited last week there was a festival in progress and many pilgrims were visiting....More

Thank J150505
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Sanctuary of Saint Michael and adjacent sites are extremely unique and enjoyable to see irrespective of your religious affiliation. Although not a top site in most of the travel books, the sanctuary and the town of Monte Sant'Angelo are a "must see" if you...More

Thank CGZTrips
Reviewed 7 August 2017

Sanctuary in a cavern. Very nice "hidden gem". ANd when you have finished the short visit, it is very pleasant to have a walk in Monte San Michele village, and to get a "panzerotto fritto" in a very small place just nearby (I forgot the...More

Thank T6176OZfrancescos
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

Half the beauty of this sanctuary is the walk downstairs towards the cave. Suggestive and surprising setting for a sanctuary.

Thank Niccolò B
Reviewed 31 May 2017

The cavern of archangel Michael is a real sanctuary. Try to be there either early in the Morning or after 5 pm

1  Thank Peter S
Reviewed 25 May 2017

The sanctuary is build deep in the ground. You can really feel the presence of spirituality here. Go if you can. Beware of opening and closing times. They close for long lunch periods.

1  Thank The_Rock_50
Reviewed 21 May 2017

We visited the underground church and found that we were in the middle of the celebration of mass. Although I have no specific religious belief, I found the combination of the service and the natural location to be very moving.

Thank Chris P
Reviewed 17 January 2017

The Santuario is located underground and is a beautiful underground grotto. I believe that it is handicap accessible, but we took the stairs, and it was was well worth the effort, as there are beautiful frescos that have been, and are being restored on the...More

2  Thank Maryla26
Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Descend into history where pilgrims walked to touch and sense a place purported to have experienced sightings of the Archangels. Whatever you believe or don't, this experience is worth the steps into a time forgotten. ( a lift is available - ask). Entering a cave...More

1  Thank Elaine L
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6 August 2017|
Response from Chris P | Reviewed this property |
The "must sees" are Matera and the trulli houses in Alberobello. If you get an opportunity to visit the Gargano peninsula, (Vieste), it is also a lovely place to visit.
Kellye F
24 April 2015|
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Response from Fane_Babanul | Reviewed this property |
I recommend also to take the coast road from Barletta, not the toll highway. This April, the road linking the main highway with Manfredonia was in repairs and in very, very bad state. To avoid!