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.

▌ Points of interest

Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi

The Basilica of San Francesco is the sacred place par excellence of Assisi, since the remains of the famous saint are preserved and guarded here.

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Basilica of St. Clare of Assisi

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 XIVth century.

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Cathedral of San Rufino

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.

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Canticle of the Creatures

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 be the oldest poem of Italian literature.

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Basilica of Santa Maria degli Angeli

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.

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