Monte Sant' Angelo
Monte Sant’Angelo, located on the south of Gargano promontory, overlooks on one side the Tavoliere tableland and on the other side the Gulf of Manfredonia.
The Sanctuary of San Michele is a UNESCO world heritage site and is a precious evidence of Lombard art in Italy. A rock-hewn staircase takes down to the Sacra Grotta (Holy Cave), the mystic place where the Archangel made its appearance and an important pilgrims’ destination.
In the neighbourhood Junno, the old part of the town, stroll through the houses built on the ground floor and the alleys, while the bakers cook make the traditional ostie ripiene, sweets filled with almonds and honey. The history still echoes off the walls of the Norman castle, home of Frederik II, the Rotari tomb and the complex of San Francesco, where there is the Museum of Gargano Popular Arts and Traditions.
8 km away from the town centre, amid dozens of rock-hewn hermitages, there is the ancient Abbey Santa Maria di Pulsano, perched on a spur overlooking the gulf and managed by monks, who organize courses on iconography, and has also a printing office.
Largo Roberto il Guiscardo c/o Castello Monte Sant'Angelo
- live moments of spirituality and devotion
- discover the authenticity of places and people
- discover art, history and culture
Ticket type: Free entry for everyoneNavigate via Google Maps
- Recreation/ sightseeing
- Natural & Geographical
- Architecture/ buildings
Museo di Arti e Tradizioni popolari del Gargano