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La Verna (Santuario Francescano)

Via Santuario della 45, 52010, Chiusi della Verna, Italy
+39 0575 5341
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In the steps of st. francis

I have been going to La Verna for many years; it is a singularly overwhelming experience--both for... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
New Mexico
Don't miss this mountain gem.

It's an amazing place. If you like saint francis of assisi then you must not miss this site. See... read more

Reviewed December 16, 2016
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1 week ago
“In the steps of st. francis”
Dec 16, 2016
“Don't miss this mountain gem. ”
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Via Santuario della 45, 52010, Chiusi della Verna, Italy
+39 0575 5341
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been going to La Verna for many years; it is a singularly overwhelming experience--both for the artwork and for the sheer spiritual nature of the place. Not to be missed.

Thank egbs
Reviewed December 16, 2016 via mobile

It's an amazing place. If you like saint francis of assisi then you must not miss this site. See the robe francis wore when he received the stigmata. Pray on the spot that francis received the stigmata. The grounds are beautiful. There's a restaurant and...More

1  Thank sharonhick
Reviewed October 5, 2016 via mobile

A must see in this area. Slightly hairy ascent in the car; beware coaches descending round the hairpin bends! Well worth the drive. An incredible, peaceful and spiritual site. Beautiful basilica with amazing ancient wall ceramics; the corridor fresco stories are fascinating and very impressive....More

Thank Sue R
Reviewed August 31, 2016 via mobile

First of all if you visit La Verna watch out for the cost of the parking. It is very expensive. Besides this detail the place is really beautiful. If you are there by 3pm there is the sacred ceremony. It was also hold in the...More

5  Thank RaluMi73
Reviewed August 30, 2016

Whilst visiting La Verna you are immediately enveloped with a sense of peace. The walk through the forest up the hill to Santuario Francescano makes you feel different. Thinking about the journey St Francis made to this wonderful place, you could understand how he knew...More

1  Thank Carol E
Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

We stayed overnight in the dormitory. Hot shower was appreciated after a full days walk. Amazing to be able to spend time in this quiet sanctuary after being on the pilgrims trail for a week. Sharing the night time meal with a table of nuns...More

Thank chris s
Reviewed June 29, 2016

Well worth the walk up from the village. Spectacular location with fine views over the surrounding countryside. Many good forest walks nearby. You don't have to be a devotee of St Francis to appreciate this place!

1  Thank Judi W
Reviewed June 18, 2016

Italian friends took me to La Verna. I had no idea where we were going and what to expect. We were able to attend Mass (not something I do often, but it was nice to hear it in Italian). We walked the beautiful peaceful grounds....More

Thank DonnaKarson
Reviewed May 29, 2016

I visited the monastery on a Friday the history and views are absolutely amazing. Even though the restaurant had limited types of food it was excellent. I would recommend visit here.

1  Thank Grantb901
Reviewed April 19, 2016

Silence of the remote countryside, breathtaking panoramas, places that once inspired St. Francis... all this justifies the special affection of the visitors. Open daily from 6:30am until sunset. Masses are held several times a day. A visit here can be truly inspirational!

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Lorenzo S
Buongiorno, c'è la possibilità di parcheggio per un camper ? Grazie
April 30, 2017|
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Response from Ru1958 | Reviewed this property |
Lo spazio X' ma bisogna chiedere a loro
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Erica A
Buonasera chi sa se nel santuario vengono fatti anche i battesimi francescani? Grazie
February 23, 2017|
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Response from Fialdini E | Reviewed this property |
mi dispiace ma non lo nemmeno io la cosa utile te l'hanno già data ...il numero di telefono ...ciao
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Vorrei visitare questo luogo sacro, ma i commenti di certi visitatori mi hanno lasciata sconcertata. L'atmosfera da sagra e la maleducazione che traspare da certi, è un deterrente. mi accorgo anche di come l'arroganza dei possessori di cani arrivi addirittura a suggerire ai frati(!) le loro regole. Per non parlare dei numerosi studiosi di Francesco, tutti esperti del santo! I luoghi comuni sul santo abbondano proprio sulla bocca di chi vuole assoggettare al proprio stile di vita, perfino i luoghi sacri. Quale periodo suggerite per una visita, "in santa pace"? Grazie a chi mi vorrà consigliare.
July 15, 2016|
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Response from giovanni492016 | Reviewed this property |
Concordo col fatto di andare possibilmente nei giorni feriali non si può sbagliare senz'altro poca affluenza e molta pace ci si gode per intero l'ambiente col massimo del raccoglimento
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