Hermitage Of Montecasale

San Francesco
9 April 2019
The Palazzo delle Laudi
9 April 2019

Address: Loc. Montecasale

Winter opening days/ hours: every day 9,30 – 12,30 / 15,00 – 18,00

Wheelchair access: Not available for the Church, but you can visit the surrounding outdoor area

 

The Hermitage of Montecasale was founded in 1213 by St. Francis of Assisi on the site of a hospital for pilgrims. He himself stayed there several times, often going to pray at the Sasso Spicco, which according to legend is the place where the saint performed various miracles. The hermitage is surrounded by nature, which makes it an evocative place. From the square you can admire the magnificent surrounding landscape. The hermitage is characterized by the poverty of the materials with which it was built. Among the preserved works of art, there is a Madonna with Child, a wooden statue dating back to 1200 and a fifteenth-century wooden Crucifix. Today it is a destination for many pilgrims and is inhabited by Capuchin friars.

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