Verna is found on the Tuscan Appennino (1283 m).
The Sanctuary was built in the 13th century by
St Francis of Assisi on a huge rock which is part of the
Appennini mountains, surrounded by a large wide forest of beech and
fir trees which can be seen from the whole Casentino area and
from the high Val Tiberina.
sanctuary of La Verna, is one of the most important
Franciscan Sanctuaries. The internal construction is thick and rich of numerous treasures of
spirituality, art, culture and history. It
consists of a little church, Santa Maria degli Angeli, the
first church built in the 13th century, the
Corridoio, the Chapel of the Stigmata, and the Santa Maria
Assunta Basilica, which houses "L'Annunciazione"
and "L'Incarnazione" masterpieces by Andrea
della Robbia,15th century.
St Francis was there he received the