It is the oldest Franciscan place in Valnerina. Francis arrived here in 1213. He came from Narni, on foot, with a few of his companions, after one of the first apostolic missions. A researcher of solitary spaces suitable for prayer, the place must have been reported to him in the area. The Hermitage of the Sacro Speco is located a few kilometers from the medieval village of Sant'Urbano, which gave the original name to the place. In fact, for Francesco and the first biographers, this Sanctuary was known as "The Hermitage (or the desert) of S. Urbano". The origins of the hermitage date back to the year 1000. It depended on the Benedictines of S. Benedetto in Fundis di Stroncone; it included the various caves under the cliffs and the oratory of San Silvestro, which today presents precious fourteenth-century frescoes, with the adjacent cistern. Today the Hermitage is characterized by being a sanctuary, a House of prayer and spiritual welcome.
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A place full of peace and spirituality surrounded by nature and spectacular views
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This is the ideal place if you want to spend some time away from the usual chaotic and noisy tourist attractions.This place is full of spirituality and peace, surrounded by nature ans spectacular views. I was impressed by the surreal silence inside the small church were you can pray and meditate in total silence.
Written March 12, 2015
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