Our region has always had a mystical vocation and it would be impossible to recount the more spiritual side of Umbria in its entirety.
The sanctuaries, churches and hermitages that are scattered throughout the territory are only the most concrete testimony to the many lives of the saints that have passed through the Green Heart of Italy, such as Saint Francis, Saint Rita, Saint Benedict or Saint Valentine, to name but a few.
Umbria is undoubtedly one of the favourite destinations for all those seeking a destination for their pilgrimages: the landscapes, the unspoilt nature, the extraordinary historical, artistic and cultural heritage allow one to live a profound experience of discovery, or rediscovery, of one’s spirituality.
Perugia, whose historical centre is easily accessible from our hotel, is certainly a perfect starting point for visiting Umbria.
The city abounds with routes and itineraries to take in a few moments of recollection for oneself.
The Cathedral of San Lorenzo is the main place of worship in the city of Perugia and is also the place where the relic of the holy ring of the Virgin Mary is kept.
Other churches around the city are also worth a visit: for example, the Basilica of San Domenico with its remarkable apsidal stained-glass window, the Basilica of San Pietro, with its many legends and rich artistic heritage, the Church of San Michele Arcangelo, with its peculiar circular structure, and the Cappella of San Severo which houses the only remaining work of the many that Raphael created for the city.
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Visiting Assisi means indulging in a journey immersed in the history of the Christian faith, as well as Roman and medieval history, thanks to the many places where Francis and Clare were protagonists and the architectural beauty of the city.
The Basilica of St Francis is certainly one of the symbols of Catholicism.
Consecrated in 1253, it is the result of two overlapping churches: the Lower Basilica, where the crypt and tomb of the Poverello (the Poor Man of Assisi) are kept and in which it is possible to admire the works of some of the greatest artists of Italian painting, Cimabue, Giotto, Simone Martini and Pietro Lorenzetti, and the Upper Basilica, in Gothic style with French influences, in which the famous cycle of frescoes by Giotto can be found.
The Basilica of St Clare, built with pink stone from Subasio, preserves not only the mortal remains of St Clare, but also the original crucifix that, the story goes, spoke to Francis in the Church of San Damiano.
Also: the Cathedral of San Rufino, the Basilica of Santa Maria degli Angeli and the Eremo delle Carceri (remote Sanctuary)
Besides Perugia and Assisi, there are other wonderful places in Umbria full of spirituality and mysticism.
Here we can only suggest a few, but by visiting us we will be more than happy to guide you to the best, down to the last detail.
The most famous are: the Sanctuary of Saint Rita and the impressive Scoglio in Roccaporena, the Shrine of Merciful Love near Todi, designed by Spanish architect Julio Lafuente, the Basilica of San Valentino in Terni, dedicated to the patron saint of the city and lovers, and the Cathedral of Orvieto, also known as the Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta, one of the most significant creations of Italian Gothic architecture.