Convent of San Michele Arcangelo


  • Convent of San Michele Arcangelo

Energitismo Insight

From the convent of the Franciscan friars of St. Michael the Archangel (Michaelites) one can descend to the Sanctuary of the Blessed Virgin Mary to Rupes along a tunnel of 144 steps, carved into the rock in 14 years of work by the hermit Rodio in the late eighteenth century. This sanctuary is the destination of pilgrimages and here is venerated an image of the Virgin, a valuable pictorial work of the sixteenth century. It has a collection of sacred twelfth-sixteenth century vestments including a precious wooden box and metal foil of the thirteenth century. The church, carved into the rock, has the standing of a minor basilica.

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