Santuario Francescano del Presepe, Greccio

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  • Very impressive especially the first church built. Brothers really friendly, super helpful and also very funny.
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  • Place to 665 m a.s.l., built into the rock, near the medieval village of Greccio, this is one of the four Shrines erected by St. Francis in the Holy Valley and, at first glance, perhaps because of its more ' modern ', seems the least ' Mystic ' of the four, but Therefore, the impression changes. This shrine is known as the '' Shrine of the Nativity '' because it was here that, on Christmas eve of 1223, St. Francis staged the first theatrical reenactment of the birth of baby Jesus, giving rise to the tradition of the crib; Legend has it that the only inanimate character, the baby, at the climax of the commemoration, when he found himself in the arm to the Saint, came to life by becoming a child of flesh and blood. At the entrance of the shrine are located on the right, the new Church of San Francesco, built in 1959, which houses a large terracotta Nativity scene and an image dellal's immaculate, works of Lorenzo Ferri, but also some works of Valdes and is illuminated with stained glass Windows, opera of the Friar minor father Alberto flour. Continuing we find the Chapel of the Nativity, built by Saint Francis in 1228, at the place where the re-enactment (here a beautiful fresco by Giotto School of the 14th century); continue along a corridor and you reach the places inhabited by the Holy and the friars: Refectory and Dormitory, basically, is the cell with the rock on which he slept San Francesco; coming back a little bit, to climb upstairs, the cellar and the ancient burial place of the friars. On the second floor the wooden Dormitory of the 13th century, the choir room (where they sang the brothers separated by the population that attended the mass), with even the lectern an ancient choral, and the first Church of San Francesco. Coming back on the square, to the right are the halls that host the exhibition of Nativity scenes. Really interesting ...
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  • Place of devotion and spiritual retreat, pleasant pause for thought with detachment bustle and everyday life. Upon our arrival a Franciscan invites us to join a tour group to listen to an introduction to visit sacred places, with interesting historical and establishing context in which Saint Francis decides to leave a sign of his passage and of his monastic life. Wonderful Giotto-style fresco contents in cave, striking the bed of St. Francis and the small wooden dormitory of the monks of Saint Bonaventure and the choir room, with lyrics Gregorian chants, and small church. A lovely place. Add to this a international Nativity Museum along a clear path inside the modern church, where mass is celebrated every day of the year: Christmas in Greccio is Christmas all year, in honor of the presence of the first Italian depiction of the Nativity scene. There is also a small nature trail in the gardens of the shrine and a magnificent viewpoint. A gift shop offers the opportunity to buy some sacred objects and even small original handmade Nativity scenes. Near the car park there is a refreshment bar.
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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!
  • I spent about an hour of great peace. Very nice collection of existing cribs, and visit the shrine of Saint Francis. Very collected and not very extensive. If there lingers in contemplation or prayer you can visit with no time. Relatively isolated location and out of the tiny village of Greccio near Rieti. Admission is free and you can leave a bid if desired. Beautiful view. For those who went to Rieti is worth the detour of several kilometres to visit this place for meditation. There is a small gift shop.
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  • Here was born our family! Here we were married in a beautiful may morning and started a new path. The small community of Friars Minor greeted us and guided in our path, as it is always available to meet every traveller who passes through there. The old convent is well maintained and the recent restorations have done justice to the frescoes of the cave.
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  • Pleasant place and mystic, ideal for a moment of reflection. Here St. Francis realized the first crib. Wonderful panorama from the sanctuary. Beautiful Gallery of miniature cribs from different parts of the world.
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  • the place is beautiful and reflects the calm of St Francis. I highly recommend you come. is good for the heart and soul
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