La Verna (Santuario Francescano), Chiusi della Verna

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Religious Site Tourist Spot
Explore the sanctuary where the 13th-century saint, St. Francis, lived part of his life at La Verna (Santuario Francescano). 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. Add La Verna (Santuario Francescano) and other attractions to your Chiusi della Verna trip itinerary using our Chiusi della Verna trip itinerary planner.
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Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • I have been going to La Verna for many years; it is a singularly overwhelming experience--both for the artwork and for the sheer spiritual nature of the place. Not to be missed.  more »
  • 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 stigmat...  more »
  • 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 ...  more »
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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Beautiful scenery. Very impressive.
  • I hope one day I could visit La Verna