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Sacro Speco di San Francesco, Narni
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  • The Sacro Speco di Narni is one of the most important Shrines of the Franciscan movement and one of the oldest. It's about a half-hour from Narni, along a winding road and plunged into the thick forests in the area. You have the option to arrive by car close to the Hermitage, putting it in a large parking lot. From here you reach the Shrine by foot along a Hill named Avenue of forgiveness. At the entrance is the small church of the convent built between 1585 and 1600, inside beautiful to see the Crucifix of 500 and a beautiful painting of the Virgin Mary with child. Exit the Church enters the cloister where by its exterior enjoys a wonderful view. Inside to see the oratory, the chapel of San Silvestro and the ancient well, which according to tradition, was drawn from the water that Saint Francis turned into wine. Always from the cloister we enter in the refectory of San Bernardino, which cherishes the old boards and a stone sink. Upstairs there are cells of the convent of San Bernardino. Leaving the Shrine a tree-lined Avenue leads to the Sacro Speco di San Francesco. Everything here is admirable, charming, a place surrounded by deep spirituality and prayer. Under the big rock is the Speco, a crack, a gap of the mountain where St. Francis was refuge for her soul, entering into it feels as isolated from the rest of the world and enveloped by a sense of inner peace and deep meditation. Really interesting! Here is the small church where the Saint rested and was praying, and next there is the cell where Saint Francis was cured when she couldn't move, with inside an iron grating with wooden axes where he slept. Opposite the church there is a column of rock topped by a cross, here came the Angel to comfort the poor man of Assisi. Finally seeing the majestic century-old Chestnut of San Francesco. I was absolutely delighted with this wonderful place of faith, giving me a unique emotion and indescribable. I recommend going to check them out!
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  • Mystical place and engaging in the heart of the Umbrian nature. Nice, clean and above all the silence more absolute. Great to unwind from the daily grind and relax in the true sense of the word. Highly recommended for everyone ... large, elderly and children .... anyone here to find your size.
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  • From Narni takes a road through forests and small remote villages in the mountains, cool to get to this Hermitage of Saint Francis little known but very nice. A church, an old oratory, the small convent from which one has a spectacular view and above the cave where the Saint was sleeping.
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