La Verna - Franciscan Sanctuary, Chiusi della Verna

Explore the sanctuary where the 13th-century saint, St. Francis, lived part of his life at La Verna - Franciscan Sanctuary. Tour the museum or enter the church to appreciate the art. Take in the view of the valley from the cliff or hike one of the many paths through the forest. You can attend a religious service and hear the priests pray throughout the complex or go to one of the private cells for meditation. The cell St. Francis used is still preserved. There are two restaurants on site. Plan your La Verna - Franciscan Sanctuary visit and explore what else you can see and do in Chiusi della Verna using our Chiusi della Verna day trip planning tool .
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  • August 18, 2017
    Simply put, I just want to say that it feels like one step away from heaven ... you see firsthand the humility and faith of Saint Francis
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  • August 17, 2017
    Beautiful location with some surprising places and vistas. Nice to have an hour to go. The travel to it is also beautiful.
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  • August 16, 2017
    The sanctuary of La Verna is a must see. Nice and well maintained. We arrived early, around 9 in the morning, I think it's the best time. Few people, silence and visit alone and calmly and it was mid-August. In fact, 11 o'clock, when we left there was already a large number of people, confusion and peace over. Breathtaking, beautiful i della Robbia.
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  • July 8, 2017
    Beautiful and peaceful place. A must-see if you're nearby.
  • November 23, 2016
    Such an oasis! It's so beautiful and tranquil. As a location, it's a wonderful place to visit and see the views and the religious art and buildings. When you know the history and its association with St Francis, it becomes an even more spectacular place to visit.
  • October 22, 2016
    This is a beautiful place!!!! It has such rich tradition with Saint Francis where he prayed and received the stigmata. It is here or near here that Saint Bonaventure wrote the Journey into God.
  • January 4, 2016
    I personally liked the Sanctuary, even though its massive structure feels a little sovietic in parts. The visit to the small chapels and the frescoed alley is interesting, as is the view over the valley.
  • July 9, 2017
    Beautiful

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