The visit of Monte Sant’Angelo is almost always combined with that of nearby San Giovanni Rotondo. Padre Pio himself advised to visit Monte Sant’Angelo first. In fact for centuries San Giovanni Rotondo was only a stopping point for those who went to Monte, today instead San Giovanni Rotondo is the main destination. In my opinion, Monte Sant’Angelo is much nicer: the Shrine of the Archangel Michael is a truly evocative place of great spirituality. According to tradition, it is the terrestrial residence of the Archangel Michael, whose presence can be perceived. It is also an artistic masterpiece. Coming to Puglia you can not not visit it.
The guide service requires half a day.
Please contact Mr. Giampaolo Nanula 333/2637942
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The half-day visit of Monte Sant’Angelo can be combined with the visit of Bovino, Lucera, Troia, San Giovanni Rotondo, Manfredonia, Vieste, Peschici.
Half day itinerary
Monte Sant’Angelo is a small medieval hamlet on top of a mountain overlooking the sea, Gargano. Here according to ancient tradition, the Archangel Michael appeared four times in a cave, and the same Archangel elected this cave as his home on earth. Following the natural grotto of the apparitions it has been transformed into a wonderful sanctuary counted today among the world heritage monuments protected by UNESCO. During our visit we can appreciate the beauty of this incredible example of medieval art and find out if, as promised by the Angel, a special indulgence relieves the souls of those who visit this place. The promise of the cancellation of sins made Monte Sant’Angelo one of the main destinations of medieval pilgrimages. also will walk through the narrow streets of the old town, then visit the other two masterpieces of citizens: the Tumba of Rotari and the Santa Maria Maggiore complex, we can also admire the exterior of the magnificent medieval castle.
Opening of the main monuments and fees
Santuario dell'Arcangelo Michele
Opening hours: July-September: 7.30-19.30 holidays 7.30-20.00 April-June and October: morning 7.30-12.30 afternoon 14.30-19.00 holidays 7.00-20.00 November -Marzo morning 7.30-12.30 afternoon 14.30-17.00 holidays morning 7.00-12.30 afternoon 14.30-19.00 Celebrations weekdays Sunlight 8 / 9.30 / 11 / 17.30 Daylight saving time 8 / 9.30 / 11 / 16.30 / 17.30 / 18.00 Sundays 7.30 / 9.00 / 13.30 / 12.00 / 15.30 / 16.30 / 18, 00 Daylight saving time 7.30 / 9.00 / 10.30 / 12.00 / 16.00 / 17.30 / 19.00
Price: Free Entry
Devotional Museum and CryptsAddress: At the Shrine of the Archangel Michael
Opening hours: morning 9.00-12.00 afternoon 15.00-19.00
Tumba di Rotari (also known as the Tomba di Rotari)
Castle of Monte Sant'Angelo
Opening hours: Winter period 9.30-13.00 14.30-18.00. Winter period 9.30-13.00 14.30-19.00
Wonderful place, an ancient forgotten abbey in the heart of the Gargano. Respect the silence.
Opening hours: 9,00 - 20,00
Price: Free entry
Rates valid for the whole day
Bus € 60.00
Minibus € 30.00
Campers and vans 10,00 €
Passengers 10,00 €
Motorbike € 4.00
Disability card holders are not excluded from payment
Public toilets (for a fee) near the parking lot and close to the Sanctuary