Grotta dell'Angelo

Grotta Santuario di San Michele Arcangelo - San Michele Arcangelo - Grotta di San Michele Arcangelo


Useful Information

Location: Sant'Angelo a Fasanella
Open: No restrictions.
This is a catholic church, so it is open daily. Please respect worshipers and services, behave properly.
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Fee: free.
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Classification: SpeleologyKarst cave. SubterraneaCave Church SubterraneaSt. Michael Caves
Light: LightIncandescent Electric Light System
Dimension: A=490 m asl.
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Address: Tel: +39-0
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History


Description

The Grotta dell'Angelo in the town Sant'Angelo a Fasanella is one of numerous cave churches in southern Italy dedicated archangel St. Michael. It was established in the 11th century. The church was founded by a Benedictine monastery, and the abbot Francesco Carocciolo is buried inside the church. The church has a side chapel, which is a natural cave. The frescoes from the fourteenth century and the white marble statue of St. Michael are located inside the church.