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Monte Sant’Angelo

Monte Sant’Angelo, a small town in southern Italy overlooking the Gulf of Manfredonia from the Gargano promontory, is well known for the St. Michael Sanctuary, a UNESCO world heritage site and a precious repository of Lombard art in Italy. Junno is the town’s oldest quarter, with its typical ground floor houses and tiny alleys, in which every bakery offers “ostie ripiene”, traditional sweets filled with almonds and honey.
 
Outside the town, the ancient Abbey of Santa Maria di Pulsano, perched on a panoramic hilltop overlooking the sea, is managed to this day by monks and is famous for its iconography.

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