Umbria is characterized by a spirituality spread all over the region , as in its territory many saints were born and worked and they instilled a strong religiosity in men and things .
Assisi, which after Rome is considered the second religious capital of Italy, is all gathered around the Basilica of San Francesco, a huge building dating back to the thirteenth century. The Basilica is embellished by Giotto’s masterpieces and by the works of great masters such as Simone Martini and Pietro Lorenzetti .
The other jewel of Assisi is the Gothic church of Santa Chiara, dating back to 1257 and in which is preserved the Crucifix of the twelfth century that spoke to Saint Francis.
At the foot of Assisi, the great Basilica of Santa Maria degli Angeli, built in 1569 , houses the “Portiuncula Chapel” of the tenth century , from where he left the Franciscan preaching .
St. Francis and St. Clare of Assisi religiosity found in the surrounding nature the best ally to a deep sense of religiosity that has made the city a concrete example of a space which, though inhabited , is immersed in a silence which stimulates the reflection of consciousness in a yearning for eternity.
From Assisi , along the Via Flaminia , you can reach through a modern and fast joint road, Norcia and Cascia , towns, both known for being the birthplace of St. Benedict and St. Rita.
Immersed in unspoilt nature and where the green hills and the lushing flora give them a picture of the wonders of the environment, the two towns can be visited in order to find evidence as well as historical and artistic remarkable religious sense of the two saints : one for creating a religious order , that of the Benedictines, definitely important in religious iconography , and the other to have created, with his many miracles, a human devotion, that is a sign of a general moral gratitude, sign of a troubled world that has increasingly need of a spiritual tranquillity.
In this context Perugia, the regional capital acquires considerable importance because it hosts religious witness, just in the heart of the city, next to the majour fountain in the Cathedral of San Lorenzo , built according to a Gothic style between 1345 and 1490. It is the expression of notable works including the inlaid choir . In the northern part of the city are worthy of a visit the Church of San Severo (XV century) with a fresco by Raffaello, the baroque Church of San Filippo Neri , The Oratory of San Bernardino dating back to the Renaissance and the San Pietro’s Basilica full of remarkable paintings and a wooden choir of 1200.
All the city, where there are other religious artifacts gathered in churches and basilicas , sums up in itself the spiritual character of the entire region in which the relationship between God and man is an unmistakable sign of the need for faith and tranquillity of the frail human soul.
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