Monte Sant’Angelo it is known all over the world for its religious history, becoming an obligatory destination on Michael's pilgrimages. Saints, emperors, popes, kings or simple faithful have come here to kneel before the altar of theArcangelo Michele.
The inhabited center is the highest of the Gargano (843 m.) And is located in an admirable panoramic position on a spur south of the promontory, with breathtaking views open to the west on the Tavoliere and at south on the gulf of Manfredonia.
Seat of National Park of Gargano and UNESCO World Heritage Site, the life of the town is concentrated around the Santuario di San Michele Arcangelo, built between the fifth and sixth centuries when, according to tradition, the apparitions of the archangel would have taken place in a cave. The Lombards, who dominated southern Italy at that time, made it their national sanctuary. In a short time it became a renowned center in all Christianity and an obligatory destination, not only for pilgrims from all over Europe, but also for the Crusaders leaving for Jerusalem.
The built-up area has an elongated shape around the axis formed by via Manfredi; this reconnects on the western side of the town to the main road towards San Giovanni Rotondo and on the eastern side to a branch of the Garganica state road.