The Sanctuary of San Michele in Monte Sant’Angelo is located in the province of Foggia. Its beginnings being traced back as early as 490, the year of archangel St. Michael’s first apparition in the Gargano region. From 650 to 774, it fell under Lombardian rule. During the ninth century, possession of the Sanctuary of San Michele passed from the Normans to the Svevi, and then the Angevins. The latter adopted the Michaelic cult and renovated the sanctuary, modifying its upper portion as well as enhancing it with new artwork and sculptures. Today, Monte Sant’Angelo is one of seven historic sites known as “Lombards in Italy: The Places of Power” and has also been part of UNESCO’s World Heritage List since June 2011.