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“Pilgrimage to St. Francis' rock, a sacred site, but much changed since Francis' Day.”

La Verna (Santuario Francescano)
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Piegaro, Italy
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“Pilgrimage to St. Francis' rock, a sacred site, but much changed since Francis' Day.”
Reviewed February 15, 2012

Long drive to visit and we wanted so to experience the tranquility and serene atmosphere of one of St. Francis' favorite places to meditate and retreat from society. We loved the walk to the monastery, enjoyed visiting the rock, but were so disappointed to see all the many chapels built over the site. We wanted peace and tranquility and found many tourists. Prefer Celle de Cortona just outside Cortona where it is left as it was originally during the time of St. Francis.

Visited April 2011
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“Frate Francesco”
Reviewed January 5, 2012

A peaceful place for your soul. A great location where to hike at the same time!
Visit where Sanit Francesco had lived and get to talk to some monk: their knowledge is wide. Beautiful at the end of the summer.

Visited August 2011
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