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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. St Paul's Church in Foligno

    Foligno (PG)
    Typology: Religione e Spiritualità 
    Symbol of the rebirth of the area after the earthquake of'97, bears the signature of architect Massimiliano Fuksas the new sacred monument inaugurated in Roccolo streer at Foligno in the spring of...
  10. Convent of Scarzuola

    Montegabbione (TR)
    Typology: Religione e Spiritualità 
    According to tradition, St. Francis of Assisi founded the Convento of Scarzuola in 1218, near Montegiove, and he made a miracle. A fountain rose from the place where he had planted a rose and a...
  11. Basilica of St. Clare of Assisi

    Assisi (PG)
    Typology: Arte e Cultura  Religione e Spiritualità  Storia e Archeologia 
    The Basilica of St. Clare of Assisi, realized with the typical pink stone extracted from the quarry of the Subasio mountain, contains precious frescos dating back to the period from the XIIth to the...
  12. Church of St. Fortunato

    Todi (PG)
    Typology: Religione e Spiritualità 
    In the center of Todi, at the top of steep stairs, you would find the temple of St. Fortunato (Bishop of Todi), erected on the XV century in gothic style. The ouside facade, not finished, is...
  13. Cathedral of Gubbio

    Gubbio (PG)
    Typology: Religione e Spiritualità 
    The existing Gubbio Cathedral (Basilica of Saints Marian and James martyrs)has been built during the last twenty years of the XII century. Above the door at pointed arch there is a marvelous...
  14. Spoleto Cathedral (Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta)

    Spoleto (PG)
    Typology: Religione e Spiritualità 
    The Spoleto Cathedral, the city's most important civil monument, originally built in the Romanic style during the 12th century, has undergone subsequent modifications with the addition of a portico...
  15. Cathedral of San Rufino

    Assisi (PG)
    Typology: Religione e Spiritualità 
    At the end of a rectangular place one can find the severe and fascinating front in Romanic Umbrian style, of the Cathedral of San Rufino. As it results from a rock, written in gothic characters and...
  16. Temple of Santa Maria della Consolazione

    Todi (PG)
    Typology: Religione e Spiritualità 
    The temple of  Santa Maria della Consolazione is located at the edges of the hills of Todi. The church was built between 1508 before Christ and 1607 after Christ on the place of some miraculous...
  17. Church of St. Francis

    Gubbio (PG)
    Typology: 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...
  18. San Pietro in Valle Abbey

    Ferentillo (TR)
    Typology: 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...
  19. Canticle of the Creatures

    Assisi (PG)
    Typology: 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...
  20. Basilica St. Benedict of Nursia

    Norcia (PG)
    Typology: 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...
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