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La Verna (Santuario Francescano)

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Address: Via Santuario della 45, 52010, Chiusi della Verna, Italy
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+39 0575 5341
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

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Don't miss this mountain gem.

It's an amazing place. If you like saint francis of assisi then you must not miss this site. See the robe francis wore when he received the stigmata. Pray on the spot that... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 17 December 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

It's an amazing place. If you like saint francis of assisi then you must not miss this site. See the robe francis wore when he received the stigmata. Pray on the spot that francis received the stigmata. The grounds are beautiful. There's a restaurant and a bar. It's free to enter also. Beautiful views. I'll tell all my Franciscan friends... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

A must see in this area. Slightly hairy ascent in the car; beware coaches descending round the hairpin bends! Well worth the drive. An incredible, peaceful and spiritual site. Beautiful basilica with amazing ancient wall ceramics; the corridor fresco stories are fascinating and very impressive. All in an amazing forest setting.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

First of all if you visit La Verna watch out for the cost of the parking. It is very expensive. Besides this detail the place is really beautiful. If you are there by 3pm there is the sacred ceremony. It was also hold in the forest above the sanctuary. Come with some comfortable sport shoes to climb up to Monte... More 

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Addlestone, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

Whilst visiting La Verna you are immediately enveloped with a sense of peace. The walk through the forest up the hill to Santuario Francescano makes you feel different. Thinking about the journey St Francis made to this wonderful place, you could understand how he knew he was safe here. The illustrations along the corridor leading to the Chapel of the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

We stayed overnight in the dormitory. Hot shower was appreciated after a full days walk. Amazing to be able to spend time in this quiet sanctuary after being on the pilgrims trail for a week. Sharing the night time meal with a table of nuns in the small room to the side of the main dining hall was a highlight.... More 

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Durham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

Well worth the walk up from the village. Spectacular location with fine views over the surrounding countryside. Many good forest walks nearby. You don't have to be a devotee of St Francis to appreciate this place!

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San Clemente California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016

Italian friends took me to La Verna. I had no idea where we were going and what to expect. We were able to attend Mass (not something I do often, but it was nice to hear it in Italian). We walked the beautiful peaceful grounds. Explored. Felt the great energy up in the hills and woods. It was a lovely... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2016

I visited the monastery on a Friday the history and views are absolutely amazing. Even though the restaurant had limited types of food it was excellent. I would recommend visit here.

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Florence, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2016

Silence of the remote countryside, breathtaking panoramas, places that once inspired St. Francis... all this justifies the special affection of the visitors. Open daily from 6:30am until sunset. Masses are held several times a day. A visit here can be truly inspirational!

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Padua, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2015

Silence, meditation, peace. Take your time, look around, listen the voice of your soul. Magnificent experience, full of spirituality. You can believe or not in God, but this place suggests only positive and love.

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