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Religione e spiritualità

Religion und spiritualität

Religious and spiritual points of interest in Umbria

Umbria is a region known historically as the land related to religion and spirituality,the phenomenon dates back to ancient times when Christianity was not yet common in our country, and in many parts of the Umbria, thriving intellectual centers of worship and related pagan religions of various kinds.

Just think of places like Todi, where he worshiped the God Mars or Gubbio (Iguvium), where in pre-Roman times the ancient Umbrians celebrate religious ceremonies in honor of the city-state.

With the advent of Christianity in Umbria is crucial that became the center of Christian spirituality and gave birth to many saints and important figures like St. Francis, St. Clare, St. Valentine, St. Scholastica and St. Rita of Cascia.

Over time, the Umbria has become the cradle of spiritual and devotional movements that have helped to build places of celebration of great importance, including churches, monasteries and convents.

Bella Umbria offers the greatest places of religious and spiritual in Umbria.

  1. The Cathedral of the Annunciation

    Todi (PG)
    Typologie: Religione e Spiritualità 
    In a dominant position on the higher side of the Piazza del Popolo stands the majestic Cathedral of the Annunciation, the place of Catholic worship more important than Todi.
  2. The Sanctuary of Merciful Love in Collevalenza

    Todi (PG)
    Typologie: POI  Religione e Spiritualità 
    On a hill that gently slopes towards the valley, about 6 km from Todi, the Sanctuary of Collevalenza, dedicated to the Merciful Love of Jesus.
  3. Sassovivo Abbey

    Foligno (PG)
    Typologie: Religione e Spiritualità 
    Just 6 kilometers from Foligno, set in the idyllic natural landscape, is the Sassovivo Abbey, founded in the second half of the eleventh century by Benedictine monks.
  4. Eremo delle Carceri (Carceri Hermitage)

    Assisi (PG)
    Typologie: Religione e Spiritualità 
    Near Assisi there is the Eremo delle Carceri (Carceri Hermitage), the place where St. Francis of Assisi and his followers retreated to pray and meditate.
  5. Bosco di San Francesco (St. Francis' Wood)

    Assisi (PG)
    Typologie: Religione e Spiritualità 
    Bosco di San Francesco (St. Francis' Wood) is an amazing example of Italian rural landscape of 64 acres and over 800 years of history.
  6. Saint Anthony the Abbot

    Cascia (PG), Norcia (PG),...
    Typologie: Religione e Spiritualità 
    Saint Anthony the Abbot (Coma, Qumans 250/251 - desert of the Thebaid January 17th, 356/357) is the patron Saint of the pets, livestock, of the farmer and related and/or derivatives work (such as...
  7. Saint Fermina (Firmina)

    Amelia (TR)
    Typologie: Religione e Spiritualità 
    Saint Fermina (or Saint Firmina, is equivalent) is the Patron Saint of the Sailors, Amelia and Civitavecchia. In Amelia is celebrated on November 24th each year.Fermina was born in Rome in...
  8. St. Rita von Cascia

    Cascia (PG)
    Typologie: Religione e Spiritualità 
    St. Rita of Cascia, one of the most venerated and invoked Saint by practicing Catholics, was born from Antonio Lotti and Amata Ferri, two "pacieri di Cristo” (ancestors of the modern “civil...
  9. Kirche des San Francesco

    Gubbio (PG)
    Typologie: Religione e Spiritualità 
    The St. Francis church is a work of architect Fra'Bevignate and is situated on the same site where, previously, the residence of the Spadalongas was. The latter were some friends of Francesco, who...
  10. Abtei von San Pietro in Valle

    Ferentillo (TR)
    Typologie: Religione e Spiritualità 
    In the 5th century, Giovanni and Lazzaro, two Syrian hermits who, in search of a secluded place had scaled the Solenne mountain and descended into the Suppenga valley , were said to have founded the...
  11. Sonnengesang

    Assisi (PG)
    Typologie: Religione e Spiritualità 
    The Canticle of the Creatures (Laudes Creaturarum), also known as the Canticle of Brother Sun, is a composition in verse written by St. Francis of Assisi around 1224 and believed to...
  12. Basilika St. Benedikt von Nursia

    Norcia (PG)
    Typologie: Religione e Spiritualità 
    The Basilica of St. Benedict of Nursia is built according to the tradition on the ruins of the native house of the St. Benedict. The disposition of the internal spaces is made according to a Latin...
  13. Kirche des San Giovanni

    Gubbio (PG)
    Typologie: Religione e Spiritualità 
    The Church of Giovanni was constructed in the XIII century on the site of the ancient baptistry. The facade and the bell tower of the church are in romanesque style. The high and elegant bell...
  14. Kirche Sant'Eufemia

    Spoleto (PG)
    Typologie: Religione e Spiritualità 
    It is necessary to attraverse the courtyard of the archbishop's palace in order to visit the church of St. Eufemia, whose apsis area, which is decorated with small hanging arches and pilaster...
  15. Basilika Santa Maria degli Angeli

    Assisi (PG)
    Typologie: Religione e Spiritualità 
    The Basilica of Santa Maria degli Angeli stands in the plain laying at the feet of the hills of Assisi protecting the Porziuncola, where San Francesco is said to have founded the first group of...
  16. Kirche San Domenico

    Gubbio (PG)
    Typologie: Religione e Spiritualità 
    The first origins of St. Domenico church, entitled originally to S.Martino, date back to XI century.The Dominican widened it in the XIV century and recent restorations have brought back to light...
  17. Kirche San Pietro

    Gubbio (PG)
    Typologie: Religione e Spiritualità 
    The Church os St. Peter, after having been enlarged by the Olivetanis which moved to the abbey in the 1505, has been completely modified. However, its facade maintains interesting architectonic...
  18. Basilika St. Peter

    Spoleto (PG)
    Typologie: Religione e Spiritualità 
    Although the origins of the Basilica of St. Peter go back to the 5th century, the present appearance of the building is definitely the result of interventions during the 12th century on the facade...
  19. Sanctuary von Rivotorto in Assisi

    Assisi (PG)
    Typologie: Religione e Spiritualità 
    The church of Santa Maria of Rivotorto, famous as the "Sanctuary of Rivotorto", is located in the homonymous village, a few kilometres south of the city of Santa Maria degli Angeli. The edifice,...
  20. Kirche Sant'Agostino

    Gubbio (PG)
    Typologie: Religione e Spiritualità 
    The entire convent of St. Agostino was constructed in the second half of the XIII century on a land given by the municipality of Gubbio. The church, having one olny nave with cross-sectional...
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