The Hermitage of Montecasale, just a few kilometres from Sansepolcro, is one of those places that should not be missed in order to experience those pearls of spirituality that the region has to offer, this time in Tuscany.
The Hermitage of Montecasale was built during the medieval period by Camaldolese monks on the ruins of an ancient fortress that protected the Valtiberina Valley from the Le Marche region. Established as a hospital for pilgrims, it is now presented to look as it did during the 16th century.
The Hermitage of Montecasale is of particular importance because it was given to St. Francis of Assisi in 1212, becoming one of his favourite places and the site of numerous miracles including the conversion of the three thieves.
The Hermitage of Montecasale is a magical place, surrounded by greenery, where nature marks the daily rhythm of life.
Rivulets of water, the spring called forth by St. Francis of Assisi himself, the song of the nightingales with whom St. Francis of Assisi contended in his praise of God, everything restores the natural inner rhythm.
The Hermitage of Montecasale is made of stone and wood and carved out rock set in a pristine natural environment.
The Hermitage of Montecasale is an expanded sense of time and space. Amidst the silence and beauty of the place, it is truly effortless to restore one’s inner balance and regenerate the soul.