La Verna - Franciscan Sanctuary
Via del Santuario della Verna, 45, 52010 Chiusi della Verna AR, Italy
About La Verna - Franciscan Sanctuary
The Sanctuary is located on Mount Penna above Chiusi Della Verna in the province of Arezzo. This place is famous because it is St. Francis who lived here. It is today one of the places where St. Francis is venerated and even on a short visit, you can get a sense of its artistic cultural, historical, and religious interest. Built-in the southern part of Mount Penna at 1,128 meters and it is home to numerous chapels and places of prayer and meditation.
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