Tourist Attraction in Vasto: Chiesa di San Michele Arcangelo
The church of San Michele Arcangelo is a church that rises in the city of Vasto. The church is located in via della Rimembranza, behind via San Michele and next to the town's municipal villa, it is octagonal in shape and overlooks the belvedere of the promontory of the city, which in turn dominates the southern part of the coast. Its construction began on September 14, 1827, after the Vastese citizens officially asked Pope Leo XII to obtain the nomination of Saint Michael the Archangel as patron of the city. Between 1817 and 1818 the city was saved from the plague epidemic thanks to the miracle of the archangel, whose statue was present in the church of St. Joseph. In 1852 the church was restored and enlarged as shown by the marble sign located above the entrance lintel. It is located about half of the so-called "Line of St. Michael the Archangel", director who starts from Skelling Michaelin Ireland to Mount Carmel in Israel, passing also in the Italian shrines of the Sacra di San Michele in Piedmont and Monte Sant'Angelo in Puglia. The feast of San Michele is the patronal feast of the city of vast, obviously reserving particular attraction to the sanctuary of the Archangel.