Vatican City remains to be the most visited religious sanctuary in the world, with over 1.1 billion Catholics flocking the place all year round; not to mention other religious denominations who are intrigued by the place. In any case, there are other religious destinations in Italy that are also gaining prominence among tourists and local travellers. This is a list of them.
Sanctuary of Saint Michael the Archangel. This is located near San Giovanni Rotondo, a place where the archangel apparently appeared in the years 490, 492 and 1656 allowing it to become a consecrated shrine. Popular persons in the religious realm were also noted to have visited the place, which includes St. Gerard Majella, St. Bridget of Sweden, St. Francis of Assisi, and St. William of Vercelli. This and news of being miraculous site has made this sanctuary one of the most popular in Italy.
|Sanctuary of Saint Michael the Archangel|
|Padre Pio Shrine|
|San Gabriel Sanctuary|