If you are a soul searcher looking for relax and spirituality in Tuscany, then you should go to one of the sanctuaries in the valley of the Casentino. On Mount Penna, a 1,283m massive forest-covered mountain situated in the middle of the Tuscan Apennines, you’ll find La Verna, the place chosen by Saint Francis of Assisi for his spiritual retreats and where he received his stigmata during the summer of 1224.
La Verna is an extermely peaceful but wild place, cool during summer and pretty cold during winter, perfect for a pilgrimage of faith; here the friars built the sanctuary in honour of San Francesco.
After the jump, a slideshow with amazing pictures of La Verna Sanctuary.
How to get there:
The closest train station is Bibbiena, then you have to catch a bus for Chiusi and then for the Sanctuary.
The easiest way to get there is by car: you’ll find a large parking lot with parking meters outside the Sanctuary.
Where to sleep:
Inside the Sanctuary there are comfy guest quarters, but outside, very close to it, there are hotels, campings and apartments for rent.