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Saint Michael Archangel Cave

What to see in Cagnano Varano, Foggia

Saint Michael Archangel cave is a natural karstic feature, with a length of 52 metres. It is located underneath the sanctuary of Monte Sant’Angelo, in the province of Foggia, Apulia.

The façade of the cave is made of grey rocks, the entrance has a wrought iron gate of 1932 and a wooden door of 1898. Inside the cave, the floor is composed of rectangular stone blocks: on the surface, you can admire stalagmites and signs of the hands and feet of the worshippers.

On the left, you will find the sacristy: there, on the altar, San Michael’s face has been painted with the technique of low relief.

The high altar is located at the end of the cave: there, a glass showcase with four marble columns contains a copy of the statue of Saint Michael Archangel (the original one is in the sanctuary above).

Thanks to the discovery of various archaeological finds at the entrance or in the nearby areas of the cave, it has been possible to acknowledge that this place was inhabited since the middle and upper Palaeolithic.

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Sanctuary of the Madonna of the Libera
Sanctuary of the Madonna of the Libera
The Sanctuary of the Madonna of the Libera is located in Rodi Garganico, in Puglia.
Via Lenoci, 10, Rodi Garganico (FG)
13.45 Kilometers from Saint Michael Archangel Cave
Oasis of citrus plantations
Oasis of citrus plantations
The Oasis of citrus plantations of Rodi Garganico is situated in the northern part of the Gargano, in Puglia.
Contrada Mascherizzo, 18, Rodi Garganico (FG)
14.59 Kilometers from Saint Michael Archangel Cave
Sanctuary of San Pio da Pietrelcina
Sanctuary of San Pio da Pietrelcina
The church of Padre Pio, also known as the sanctuary of San Pio, is a place of Catholic religious worship in San Giovanni Rotondo
Piazzale Santa Maria delle Grazie - 71013, San Giovanni Rotondo (FG)
14.67 Kilometers from Saint Michael Archangel Cave
Convent of Santa Maria delle Grazie
Convent of Santa Maria delle Grazie
The church of Santa Maria delle Grazie is universally known because it was the place where Padre Pio da Pietrelcina lived and died
Viale Cappuccini - 71013 , San Giovanni Rotondo (FG)
15.19 Kilometers from Saint Michael Archangel Cave
Church of Pure St. Mary
Church of Pure St. Mary
The Church of Pure St. Mary is a small church just outside the walls of Vico del Gargano, in Puglia.
Strada Comunale dei Mulini, Vico del Gargano (FG)
15.93 Kilometers from Saint Michael Archangel Cave
Mother Church of the Blessed Virgin of the Assumption
Mother Church of the Blessed Virgin of the Assumption
The Mother Church of the Blessed Virgin of the Assumption was erected next to the castle of Vico del Gargano, in Puglia.
Via Chiesa Madre, 30, Vico del Gargano (FG)
15.96 Kilometers from Saint Michael Archangel Cave
Castrum Vici
Castrum Vici
The norman "castrum Vici" of Vico del Gargano in Puglia, dates back to the XI century.
Via Chiesa Madre, 4, Vico del Gargano (FG)
15.98 Kilometers from Saint Michael Archangel Cave
Sanctuary of San Michele Arcangelo
Sanctuary of San Michele Arcangelo
The Sanctuary of San Michele Arcangelo is one of the most famous holy places in the world, located in Monte Sant'Angelo.
Via Reale Basilica, 127 - 71037, Monte Sant\'Angelo (FG)
20.04 Kilometers from Saint Michael Archangel Cave
Church of Purgatory
Church of Purgatory
The church of the Purgatory rises in Piazza del Popolo, the historical center of Peschici.
Piazza Del Popolo - 71010, Peschici (FG)
23.14 Kilometers from Saint Michael Archangel Cave

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