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The Grotto of Saint Michael

A few steps further on from the altar of Saint Francis a unique spectacle of its kind is unfolded before our eyes: the grotto, with an irregular rocky vault, which has received millions of pilgrims over the centuries and the place where many sinners have found again forgiveness and peace.
The interior of this grotto, not consecrated  by human hand gives witness to its centuries-old history by its various elements. At the end slightly raised and on the right, climbing a few steps, is the presbytery. Behind the altar dominates the statue of Saint Michael, protector of this holy place. In the presbytery on our left, we see the bishop's throne, on the right at the same level as the altar, the statue of Saint Sebastian is placed in a niche.

Next to the presbytery, the altar of Our Lady of Perpetual Help has found a place. In the internal part of the grotto we can admire a series of statues and low reliefs.
We also notice a stone statue of the 15th century of Saint Michael in a small grotto called the Pozzetto (Little well); next to the low relief of the Most Holy Trinity is Our Lady, called of Constantinople and finally a low relief representing Saint Matthew.
Following the wall we find a gate that encloses a hollow of the grotto called the cave of stones.
Continuing on our way we observe the royal throne and two altars with canopies: of the Crucifix and of Saint Peter.

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