the Saint Michael's Cave
the Saint Michael's Cave
4.5
Caverns & Caves • Religious Sites
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Sunday
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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Located at the foot of Minervino Murge, in a valley at the end of that natural canal, formerly called "Matitani", the San Michele cave is a karstic cavity whose formation dates back to the Quaternary (2 million years Ago), when this area, so far submerged, begins to rise above sea level. The first written testimonies, referring to this cave, can be found in a parchment preserved in the Abbey of Montecassino, dated 12 February of the year 1000. However, the cave had to be known and frequented in the past and presumably in early Christian times. Ancient micheal cult site, the Grotto has a historical, artistic and speleological interest.
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Eric A
Jacksonville, OR3 contributions
Sep 2022 • Couples
Straight and simple, I enjoyed this as much or more than the giant cathedrals of Rome and Florence. We lucked out and we'e the only two on our tour on Sept 29th, St Michael's Day in Minervino.
Written October 14, 2022
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nigni2002
Carimate, Italy2,710 contributions
Nov 2018 • Friends
Just make a phone call because mostly it is closed. The number is on Internet , Web Site „ grotta San Michele „. Easy to find , just outside the town. If you arrive from Bari, turn left before the bridge. Price is very cheap.Do not expect somethig incredible but it worths a visit and knowledge of his history
Written November 26, 2018
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