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Gorgeous spiritual retreat

This was my second visit -- stayed in pilgrim's dormitory one night and in reserved room second... read more

Reviewed 29 September 2018
elizabeth h
Misticism is not just a word

This place brings you closer to your inner spirituality, to one's best part; too often forgotten... read more

Reviewed 31 August 2018
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Reviewed 29 September 2018

This was my second visit -- stayed in pilgrim's dormitory one night and in reserved room second night. La Verna is St. Francis of Assisi's 1st monastery, built on huge cliff in the middle of the Casintinese Forest. Location is breath taking as is the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank elizabeth h
Reviewed 31 August 2018 via mobile

This place brings you closer to your inner spirituality, to one's best part; too often forgotten. Too often ignored. To visit is a must; regardless if one's belief

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank ruggerop84
Reviewed 12 August 2018

Interesting history. It is a very nice location. Beautiful view from the courtyard. Very much worth the visit

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank linar29
Reviewed 5 June 2018

We stayed in the sanctuary on top of Casentino mountain for one night, only to find that it was not enough. It provided comfortable lodging and good food for visitors and pilgrims alike. This is the place where St. Francis was said to have received...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank KL1234_12
Reviewed 25 April 2018

We visited the Sanctuary by car. It is very high in the mountains and quite spectacular to visit. After a little walk we reached a place of such peace. I understand why Saint Francis chose this area. The church had many masses during the day....More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank Patricia G
Reviewed 10 April 2018 via mobile

We approached Santuario della Verna on foot, walking through tall forests with moss covered rocks. Glimpses of cliffs were possible through the trees. We continued walking higher and then rounded a corner to be awestruck by the monastery built high above us. We stayed overnight...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank jonb858
Reviewed 25 October 2017

We visited the Sanctuary in October and were totally taken aback by the setting, its history and religious importance. But most of all, we were amazed by the fantastic collection of Andrea della Robbia sculptures - their beauty, size, prominence in making the Sanctuary the...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

It was great to sleep in this very old accommodation while on our "Way of St Francis". We had very comfortable beds in a warm room and a good shower! Our supper with the locals was very special after the Prayer service in memory of...More

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank jennybell2013
Reviewed 26 June 2017 via mobile

It's a sacred mountain, where St.Francise built his monastery and founded the franciscan order. It is fantastically beautiful and feels special. Must visit. There is plenty of free parking even in high season. Situated at the altitude of 1,2 km it is much cooler there...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank irina t
Reviewed 26 June 2017

This is a very sacred place where St. Francis spent important time. This is located in the National forest where Francis received the stigmata of Jesus. It's extremely quiet and contemplative and very different from the commercial aspect of Assisi. If you are at all...More

Date of experience: May 2017
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Michael J. G
26 June 2018|
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Response from Barb G |
Yes The gift shop is called Ricordi e Cartoline or cartoline e cartoline souvenir, antica farmacia della verna and bookshop hope this helps
30 April 2018|
Response from salvatoref191 | Reviewed this property |
Io penso che da Assisi sia possibile arrivare a La Verna con il Bus. Però bisogna chiederlo sul sito del Santuario o su google
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