The grotto of San Michele: a special sanctuary in Salerno
Between Naples and Salerno there is a strip of land that preserves unique historical beauties. Among these beauties is the Cave of San Michele, an early Christian sanctuary created inside a cavity in Olevano sul Tusciano.
The cave contains dozens of paths between the bright stalactites and stalagmites, which gleam, struck by the light that filters through these meanders for about 900 meters, and five chapels scattered along the entire route.
A stage of pilgrimage in Campania: the sanctuary of San Michele
The first dated records of the sanctuary of the cave of San Michele, date back to the 9th century AD, as it was a stop on the pilgrimage routes of the monks who went to the Holy Land.
The artistic style of the San Michele's Grotto
The cave, as mentioned above, contains a basilica and five chapels, with numerous and wonderful early-Christian and Byzantine frescoes.
How to reach the cave of San Michele
Reaching the cave of San Michele is truly a pleasant sight for lovers of nature trails. Starting from the Tusciano river, after several paths and routes throughout the nature of these places, you reach the beautiful cavity that houses the sanctuary.
Are you passionate about architecture and nature trails? You can't miss this beauty of Campania.