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Religione e spiritualità

Religion and spirituality

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)
    Typology: 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)
    Typology: 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)
    Typology: 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)
    Typology: 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)
    Typology: 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),...
    Typology: 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)
    Typology: 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 the 272...
  8. Saint Rita of Cascia

    Cascia (PG)
    Typology: 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. Church of Sant'Angelo

    Perugia
    Typology: Religione e Spiritualità 
    The Church of Sant' Angelo dates to the V-VI centuries A.D. and it is one of the most ancient churches in Italy. It was probably built on the remains of a Roman temple when paganism was decaying and...
  10. Church of St. Salvatore

    Spoleto (PG)
    Typology: Religione e Spiritualità 
    The Church of St. Salvatore, the most ancient church in Spoleto, is an interesting monument whose origins go back to the the IV - V century. The ornaments of the doors and the windows were imitated...
  11. Festa del Perdono - Celebration of Pardon

    Assisi (PG)
    Typology: Religione e Spiritualità 
    According to the tradition, during a night of 1216 after Christ, San Francesco received the visit during a prayer inside the Porziuncola of the Christ and of the Saint Mother; to them the Saint...
  12. Church of Santa Maria della Vittorina

    Gubbio (PG)
    Typology: Religione e Spiritualità 
    The construction of the Church of Santa Maria della Vittorina seems to date back to the 11th century in memory of a victory on the barbarians: from there the name "ad Victorias".Francesco, in 1213,...
  13. Church of Santa Maria Nuova

    Gubbio (PG)
    Typology: Religione e Spiritualità 
    The Church of Santa Maria Nuova has the characteristic style of the cistercense architecture prevailing in the ecclesiastical buildings of XIII century Gubbio. The facade is simple, but...
  14. Abbey of Vallingegno

    Gubbio (PG)
    Typology: Religione e Spiritualità 
    Also the abbey church of Vallingegno could have pagan origins, we are talking about a small temple dedicated to the God Genio (Genius), to whom we can refer some rock fragments, used again as...
  15. Saint Valentine: history and legend

    Terni
    Typology: Religione e Spiritualità 
    Saint Valentine, Terni's first Bishop, died in 273 on the orders of the Roman prefect Placidus Furius during the persecutions ordered by the emperor Aurelius.If you decided to live your Valentine's...
  16. Cappella del Transito

    Assisi (PG)
    Typology: Religione e Spiritualità 
    The Chapel of the Transit is nowadays located of the right part of the apse of the Basilica of Santa Maria degli Angeli, not far away from the church of the Porziuncola. The small structure, in...
  17. Basilica of St. Benedict

    Gualdo Tadino (PG)
    Typology: Religione e Spiritualità 
    The cathedral of St. Benedict is the most important church in Gualdo Tadino, and it dominates the main square, with its rose-window, which for long time has been the symbol of the town. In 1875...
  18. Hermitage of San Pietro in Vigneto

    Gubbio (PG)
    Typology: Religione e Spiritualità 
    The convent, after 1336, following the building of a tower and a fortified edifice, could appear more as a fortress rather than a religious settlement.In the same period is added to the church, first...
  19. Church of St. Damiano

    Assisi (PG)
    Typology: Religione e Spiritualità 
    The church of San Damiano does not have a great importance under the artistic point of view, especially if you compare it with some of the basilicas of Assisi, however it is a place to which are...
  20. Terni Cathedral (Cathedral of S. Maria Assunta)

    Terni
    Typology: Religione e Spiritualità 
    From the main road two streets are leading almost directly to the square of the Terni Cathedral: one remembers the name of Lodovico Aminale from Terni, "the courageous soldier who, at the tournament...
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