Chiusi della Verna
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The sanctuary of La Verna, in Chiusi della Verna, is the place with the most vivid recollections of San Francesco d'Assisi who lived in seclusion here and received the stigmata (1224).
On this mountain, nature, art and faith live together in harmony: the huge rock - know as "Sasso Spicco" (Relief Rock) - almost hanging in mid air, under which the Saint would pray; the small church of Santa Maria degli Angeli; the corridor of the Stigmata with frescoes depicting the life of the Saint; the Basilica full of works of art; the "Quadrante"; the summit of Mount Penna (1283 m) that is reached by crossing a forest of firs and beeches.
Worthy of a visit is the nearby village of Caprese Michelangelo with its unspoilt centre resting on a green knoll and the fine castle, birthplace of Michelangelo Buonarroti, genius of the Renaissance period and of all time.
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