Santuario di San Michele

Santuario di San Michele information

Location
Monte Sant'Angelo , Italy
Address
Via Reale Basilica
Opening hours
7.30am-7.30pm Jul-Sep, 7.30am-12.30pm & 2.30-7pm Apr-Jun & Oct, 7:30am-12.30pm & 2-5pm Nov-Mar
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Look for the 17th-century pilgrims' graffiti as you descend the steps. St Michael is said to have left a footprint in stone inside the grotto, so it became customary for pilgrims to carve outlines of their feet and hands. Etched Byzantine bronze and silver doors, cast in Constantinople in 1076, open into the grotto itself. Inside, a 16th-century statue of the archangel covers the site of St Michael's footprint.