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Orsara di Puglia - Abbazia St. Angelo / Grotta St. Michele | by Martin M. Miles - is on the road again
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Orsara di Puglia - Abbazia St. Angelo / Grotta St. Michele

Orsara di Puglia is a small town, that was once named after the bears, that lived in the near mountains. That was probably still, when the first monks established a small monastery here within the 8th century, as locals tell. The abbey existed for sure in the 11th century and was connected to a natural cave, that (like in Monte Sant'Angelo) was a sanctury - and a place of pilgrimage.

 

 

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Taken in October 2019