We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Book In Advance
Why Book on TripAdvisor?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information
All photos (906)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveler Overview
  • Excellent81%
  • Very good15%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“san michele”(8 reviews)
“saint michael”(6 reviews)
“cave church”(4 reviews)
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
Via Reale Basilica 127, 71037 Monte Sant'Angelo, Italy
+39 0884 561150
Improve This Listing
Reviews (1,605)
Filter reviews
105 results
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviews san michele saint michael cave church amazing views padre pio old town hidden gem santuario di taking pictures small museum narrow streets walk downstairs street level tour group well worth the trip sanctuary mass
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 105 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On reaching the town at this time of the year 28th September 2018, you realised that this was going to be a very busy time in the Calendar of Mont Sant' Angelo. We were warned of the hustlers around, who would be selling loads of...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Roy055
Reviewed October 23, 2018 via mobile

We visited the Sanctuary during a very busy and packed out Sunday mass. We joined a long queue and it took a while to reach the Sanctuary but it was well worth it. It’s a spectacular church hewn out of rock. Interesting gift shop. The...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank redscarfox
Reviewed October 22, 2018

We visited this Sanctuary complex as part of a tour group of Irish people. The journey up the mountain to the sanctuary was incredible and awe inspiring. The mountain is 850 metres high and the road zig zags up to the sanctuary. We attended Mass...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Anthony B
Reviewed October 3, 2018

We were astounded by the cave church down below the structure that is above ground. It truly is spectacular to see. I was somewhat disappointed that it is forbidden to take photos or videos inside the cave church, but it's quite remarkable and the library/bookshop...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank TorontoOceanBaby
Reviewed September 22, 2018 via mobile

Unless you are a pilgrim I wouldn’t bother visiting this place as it is packed out and you cannot get close to see anything. There are continuous services. A lot of worn marble steps to go down with a single 8 person lift to cope...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 56stevem68
Reviewed September 8, 2018 via mobile

Having read so much about this place, I was eager to see it. What a disappointment! Total tourist trap. The highlight were the beautiful worn marble steps leading down. It was so tacky, I’m afraid. (I know I’m a tourist myself but there was no...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank FatsterKat
Reviewed July 29, 2018 via mobile

Smallish medieval mountain town based around a castle and a church. Amazing views over Puglia! Friendly people always willing to give you grappa after your meal. Narrow streets with lots of stairs.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Spitalfieldsguys
Reviewed July 17, 2018

This sanctuary is very beautiful and a great experience to be had. The chrurch itself is inside a cavelike structure and if you go on a Sunday you can witness a mass. It is a very beautiful sanctuary and experience.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Kelly B
Reviewed June 17, 2018

Well worth the trip up to this hillside town The church goes down several levels into the rock .Pilgrims flock to this church everyday .there are a lot of steps down which would make it difficult for wheelchairs .Best time to visit is when it...More

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank craigluscar
Reviewed June 1, 2018

The Church and the surrounding area is beautiful. I had not heard of this Church. We were with a tour group and spent half a day in the town. It was one of my favorite stops. It was not very crowded this time of year.

Date of experience: May 2018
2  Thank Carol765
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 5 nearby hotels
Michael Hotel
33 reviews
.01 miles away
Casa del Pellegrino
91 reviews
.06 miles away
Hotel Relais dei Normanni
10 reviews
.25 miles away
Palace Hotel San Michele
845 reviews
.30 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 37 nearby restaurants
Osteria del Corso
1,529 reviews
.20 miles away
473 reviews
.06 miles away
Templari Ristorante Pizzeria Lounge bar
174 reviews
.16 miles away
Al Battistero
435 reviews
.02 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 35 nearby attractions
Abbazia ed eremi di Pulsano
236 reviews
.83 miles away
Rione Junno
120 reviews
.44 miles away
Foresta Umbra
584 reviews
.51 miles away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
Kelly B
June 30, 2018|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Karen M | Reviewed this property |
sorry ., I have no idea about time table .
August 5, 2017|
Response from Chris P | Reviewed this property |
The "must sees" are Matera and the trulli houses in Alberobello. If you get an opportunity to visit the Gargano peninsula, (Vieste), it is also a lovely place to visit.
Kellye F
April 24, 2015|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from Fane_Babanul | Reviewed this property |
I recommend also to take the coast road from Barletta, not the toll highway. This April, the road linking the main highway with Manfredonia was in repairs and in very, very bad state. To avoid!