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Basilica of Santa Rita da Cascia

Viale Santa Rita, 06043 Cascia PG, Italy


About Basilica of Santa Rita da Cascia

The basilica of Santa Rita da Cascia is a minor basilica of Cascia, belonging to the homonymous sanctuary: inside the mortal remains of Santa Rita are venerated.  The church, located almost on the top of the Sant'Agostino hill and whose access to the churchyard is allowed by a short staircase, has a facade covered in white travertine from Tivoli set between two spiers , which end with two small bell cells, surmounted by crosses in iron.

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Roccaporena4.1km from Basilica of Santa Rita da Cascia

Rita of Cascia, in the world Margherita Lotti, was a religious Italian monastery hermit of Santa Maria Maddalena. Beatified by Pope Urban VIII in 1628, she was proclaimed a saint by Pope Leo XIII in 1900.   At the end of the nineteenth century, Roccaporena became for a decade a meeting and excursion place for numerous Italian intellectuals, gathered around Luigi Galassi, rector of the University of Rome "La Sapienza", whose family was originally from Roccaporena.

Piani Di Castelluccio18.49km from Basilica of Santa Rita da Cascia

The plain of Castelluccio It occupies the bottom of an old Apennine lake in the surroundings of the town of Castelluccio de Nursia, currently dry, known for its karst phenomena. The plain is famous for the Fiorite, that is to say, the impressive flowering phenomenon that colors the plain between the end of May and the beginning of July and which represents an incomparable natural spectacle.

Ferrovia Spoleto - Norcia20.47km from Basilica of Santa Rita da Cascia

The Spoleto-Norcia railway was a railway to narrow gauge to electric traction in the ' Umbrian Apennines, decommissioned in 1968.  the Spoleto-Norcia railway can be defined as an Alpine railway and represents a small jewel of railway engineering: in fact, 19 tunnels were built along the relatively short route of 51 kilometers, with the pass near Caprareccia di almost 2 kilometers, and 24 futuristic engineering bridges and viaducts of great architectural value.

Forca di Presta21.73km from Basilica of Santa Rita da Cascia

Forca di Presta is a road crossing of the Umbrian-Marche Apennines, located at 1,550 m asl, on the Sibillini mountains, at the foot of Mount Vettore, dividing the territory of the province of Ascoli Piceno, from that of the province of Perugia. It is one of the most characteristic and famous mountain places of the Ascoli province, deserving of particular landscape attention, as well as one of the access points to the Piani di Castelluccio.

Ponte delle torri22km from Basilica of Santa Rita da Cascia

The Ponte delle Torri is an arch bridge derived from a Roman aqueduct located in Spoleto.  The structure crosses the path of the Tessino stream and reconnects what tectonic activity and linear erosion of the stream have divided.  At the two ends of the bridge, there are two fortresses, the Rocca Albornoziana and the Fortilizio dei Mulini, built to watch over the bridge and active as a mill until the 19th century. The name Ponte Delle Torri could allude to the towers of the two fortresses or to t

Spoleto Cathedral22.33km from Basilica of Santa Rita da Cascia

The cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta is the main place of Catholic worship in the city of Spoleto, the mother church of the archdiocese of Spoleto-Norcia. The cathedral was built starting between 1151 and 1227 in place of a pre-existing building; inside, in the apse, there is the valuable cycle of frescoes by Filippo Lippi Stories of the Virgin, painted in the last years of the artist's life, between May 1467 and September 1469.

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The region of Umbria is in central Italy and is an attractive destination for a low-key, pleasant holiday.  It is one of the few Italian regions to have no coastline, and its countryside is green and fertile, much of it wooded and hilly. Umbria is often described as a walkers' paradise.