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Molto suggestivo soprattutto la prima chiesetta realizzata. Frati davvero gentili, super disponibili e anche molto simpatici. more »Very impressive especially the first church built. Brothers really friendly, super helpful and also very funny.
Posto a 665 m s.l.m., incassato nella roccia, nei pressi dell'antico borgo medievale di Greccio, questo è uno dei quattro Santuari eretti da San Francesco nella Valle Santa ed, a prima vista, forse pe... more »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 ...
Luogo di devozione e di ritiro spirituale, piacevole pausa di riflessione con distacco dalla frenesia e dalla quotidianità. Al nostro arrivo un francescano ci invita ad unirci ad un gruppo di turisti ... more »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.
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!
It is a quiet and peaceful place for those who like to meditate and pray. Friendly, clean and well preserved. From the last time I went I found small improvements and in the entrance to the dormitory of Saint Francis felt a very pleasant fragrance and deep silence. Recommend a visit to the countless crib and the first church dedicated to St. Francis together at the dorm and the rock where he slept the Saint. 🛐
The shrine is perched on the mountain. Very beautiful Nativity scenes I've seen in the sanctuary. Less beautiful live Nativity scene in the arena of Greccio. I was expecting more. The Nativity scene is a play. To access into the arena you must pay the ticket and if you arrive late you don't find either the place. I think it should be explained by the organizers.
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.
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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