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Sacro Speco di San Francesco, Narni

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4.7/5 based on 75 reviews on the web
Sacro Speco di San Francesco is located in Narni. Put Sacro Speco di San Francesco on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Narni tourist route planner.
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  • It is like a place detached from the rest of the world. You touch a key part of the Christian faith. Surrounded by greenery and after a strenuous hike and also arrives at the cave ... It's worth it.
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  • It is one of the most important Franciscan sanctuaries and is located not far from Narni. It was built in the vicinity of the cave where the Saint retired in prayer. With the word speco is a 60 m long fissure that descends almost vertically in the valley below. At the entrance to the shrine is a small church, with a nave, where you will find a beautiful wooden crucifix and a Tabernacle of 1600. Nice the nearby cloister of 1400 and the nearby Chapel of San Silvestro. The oratory dates back to the year 1000 and in the apse one can admire a fresco of 1300 depicting the Madonna, St. John, St. Francis, St. Sylvester and the crucifix. Nice too the other frescoes. The apse hides well from which it was taken the holy water changed into wine. Passing from the cloister one enters in the fifteenth-century Refectory of San Bernardino. An Avenue leads to the cave. In the cleft are ex-voto. In the Oratory of St. Francis frescoes show the miracle of water turned into wine.
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  • It's a place steeped in mysticism, nature is at its finest. St. Francis has left something here which still embraces. A prayer, a little meditation does not hurt anyone. I've been there and I've been very well.
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