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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 Caprignone

    Gubbio (PG)
    Typology: Religione e Spiritualità 
    From the ruins of a church dating back to the end of the 11th century and a small pagan temple the Franciscans build a small convent and their temple.Today the church remains, while from the few...
  10. Orvieto Cathedral

    Orvieto (TR)
    Typology: Religione e Spiritualità 
    The work for Orvieto Cathedral construction started in 1263 under the pontificate of Urbano IV. The Pope wanted to consecrate in this way the so-called "miracolo del sangue": during a Mass...
  11. Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi

    Assisi (PG)
    Typology: Religione e Spiritualità 
    The church of St. Francis of Assisi rises up today in the place where the Saint had chosen to be buried, in the area of Assisi which was famous in the Middle Ages as the "hill of hell", or better...
  12. Church of St. Pudenziana

    Narni (TR)
    Typology: Religione e Spiritualità 
    The church of  Santa Pudenziana of Narni, together with the church of San Michele Archangel in Schifanoia, represents one of the most interesting Romanic edifices of the area of Narni.The...
  13. Basilica of St. Rita of Cascia

    Cascia (PG)
    Typology: Religione e Spiritualità 
    The foundation stone of the church of Saint Rita of Cascia was laid on June 20th 1937, only ten years later, on May 18th 1947, the building was consecrated. The actual aspect however is the fruit...
  14. Chapel of San Brizio

    Orvieto (TR)
    Typology: Religione e Spiritualità 
    Some of the best Italian artists of the XV century appeared into the Chapel of San Brizio turbulent history. The first was Beato Angelico, whose work was too slow, though. Therefore, he was sided...
  15. Church of St. Michael the Archangel

    Bevagna (PG)
    Typology: Religione e Spiritualità 
    The Church of St.Michael Arcangel, which was built in the 12th century only a few years later than the church of St. Sylvester shares its architects: Brunello and Ridolfo.The facade is very probably...
  16. Jacopone da Todi

    Todi (PG)
    Typology: Religione e Spiritualità 
    Jacopone of Benedetti was born in Todi in a noble family around 1230. After studying law in Bologna, he launches himself in the notary career working in the same city. According to tradition, in...
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. 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...
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