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The Hermitage of Montecasale

and St. Francis of Assisi

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.

Hermitage of Montecsale, St. Francis of Assisi in Tuscany
Church of the Hermitage of Montecasale

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.

Hermitage of Montecasale St. Francis of Assisi in Tuscany
A view of the Hermitage of Montecasale

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.

St Francis of Assisi in the hermitage of Montecasale Tuscany
The statue of St. Francis of Assisi

The Hermitage of Montecasale is a magical place, surrounded by greenery, where nature marks the daily rhythm of life.

The Hermitage of Montecasale St. Francis of Assisi in Tuscany
The view from the Hermitage of Montecasale

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 St. Francis of Assisi in Tuscany
A fountain just outside the Hermitage of Montecasale

The Hermitage of Montecasale is made of stone and wood and carved out rock set in a pristine natural environment.

The Herimtage of Montecasale St Francis of Assisi in Tuscany
The Hermitage of Montecasale carved in the rocks

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.

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