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Santuario Francescano Del Presepe, Greccio
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  • The sanctuary is located about 2 km from the medieval village of Greccio. Can easily be reached by car to the parking lot and from there via a steep staircase in a few minutes you reach the Hermitage. Here it is said that in Christmas del1223 St. Francis gave birth to the first Nativity scene in the world, evoking the first Nativity in Bethlehem of Christian history. Just come to the sanctuary the first thing we notice is the beautiful picturesque view overlooking the Valley of Rieti. We begin the visit with the chapel of the manger, the place where St. Francis staged the first living Nativity. Above the altar we can see a fresco by Giotto School of the 14th century, depicting the Nativity and under the rock where the manger with baby Jesus. The chapel we continue to go to see the oldest part of the Hermitage, refectory, dormitory and the small cells of the friars. Continuing we come to a cell hewn into the rock, here lies the rock where rested Saint Francis Church new Board to see which displays at the top of the beautiful permanent Nativity scenes. Built into the rock, the Hermitage of Greccio is an extraordinary fusion of architecture and nature. In this Sanctuary spirituality and nature intertwine beautifully, letting in a sense of profound peace. I highly recommend it
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  • Beautiful discovery the Franciscan sanctuary, the monastery and the rich view of the crib. A recommended visit!
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  • Recommended to visit, especially at the top where there are cribs. Very impressive entrance. I think I will return.
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  • Very beautiful place, the shrine of Greccio and nativity scene museum, one of a kind in Europe. If you visit around Christmas you have the chance to see the biggest in Europe and oldest live nativity scene in the world!
  • One of the most beautiful and important sanctuaries linked to Saint Francis of Assisi. To visit the premises reserved a time to Fernandes and the muoseo of the crib. Wide availability of car parks in the area. Don't miss the beautiful medieval towns scattered all around, first and foremost Greccio.
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  • Here St. Francis did the reenactment of the first Nativity scene. Charming sanctuary that conveys the charm of the Franciscan charism.
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  • Beautiful place exciting and full of history well groomed
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