Abbeys and monasteries

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Abbeys and monasteries

Where the time stops and the soul rises. From the site quoted by Dante as the Monastery of the Holy Cross of Fonte Avellana in Serra Sant'Abbondio to the countryside landmark for the landscape around to provide inspiration for the very name of the town.

The sanctuaries, the centerpiece of the paths and the Franciscan experience: famous of La Verna, where the Saint retired in 1224. Appennines, beech trees and fir trees were and are witness to the stigma event.

And others, who continue to dangle the landscape like the Hermitage of Cerbaiolo and Pieve Santo Stefano, the Hermitage of St. Francis at Montecasale in Sansepolcro, the Hermitage of the Box at Caprese Michelangelo.

Such a vast territory, and the curiosity of the visitor can range infinitely.

There is, for example, the Monastery of St. Chiara in Urbino, even with the possibility of staying some days in meditation and silence. The Servant Monastery of Mary "S. Maria delle Grazie" in Sant'Angelo in Vado and the Monastery of S. Pietro and S. Cecilia in Cagli, with origins before the 13th century.

And Santa Chiara returns to Urbania with the convent to her, titled Clarisse now transferred to the panoramic Colle dei Cappuccini. In Urbania, almost a joint at the Bridge of Cocci on the river Metauro lies the ancient Benedictine monastery of Santa Maria Maddalena; within the Church one can admire, on the main altar, the marvelous picture of the penitent Maddalena, by the painter Guido Cagnacci.

Even in the land of Romagna Forlivese there are examples of powerful abbeys, such as that of Sant'Ellero in Galeata. According to an ancient legend on this earth there was the encounter between the hermit Ellero, who overtook the Apennines at 12, and retired to the Galeata hermitage, and the King of Theodoric Goths. An episode confirmed in a bas-relief of the eighth century, now preserved in the civic museum of the town, and in two distinct places dating back to the same era: the V century abbey, an important monastic center founded by Sant'Ellero the cellar path, and a sumptuous Roman villa considered the residence of Theodoric.

And continuing, always in Romagna Forlivese, with the remarkable series of the others: St. Benedict in the Alps, Portico and St. Benedict; San Donnino, Rocca San Casciano; Santa Maria, Predappio; Sant'Andrea, Dovadola; the Badia of Santa Maria d'Urano in Bertinoro; the Basilicas of San Mercuriale and the Basilica San Pellegrino Laziosi Shrine in Forlì; churches, monasteries and convents (of Corpus Domini and St. Augustine of the Eremitans in Forlì, S.Michele in Trebbana in Tredozio, of the Cappuccini in Modigliana); the hermitage of San Barnaba in Gamogna still in Tredozio, 1053; the former Monastery of Santa Caterina in Forlì and the former Monastery of Scardavilla in Meldola; the monasteries (of St. Annunziata, Tredozio, of the Tower and Church of Santa Maria della Ripa, Forlì, the Clare Sisters of St. Biagio always in Forlì and the Monastery of St. John the Baptist in Forlimpopoli); the sanctuaries (of the Blessed Virgin of Holiness, Predappio, of Our Lady of Eyes, Hagia Sophia, Madonna del Cantone, Modigliana, Madonna del Lago, Bertinoro, Madonna del Popolo, Forlimpopoli, Madonna del Sangue, Portico and San Benedetto; of Santa Maria delle Grazie in Fornò - Forlì.

And the Sanctuary and hermitage of Montepaolo in Dovadola, the first Italian residence of S. Antonio da Padova in 1221.