Le Celle Franciscan retreat

Interesting
After bringing the pope to acknowledge his rule (1210), St Francis began an apostolic programme, the first stage actioned in Cortona. Here he set up his first community, won over by the silence and deprivation of the place. The convent, made up of hillside houses still accommodates the early oratory that received the saint's first companions. Behind the altar, you will see the tiny cell of le Poverello, who came back to this place after receiving the marks of Christ's wounds (stigmata).

Useful information

Address:

Strada dei Cappuccini 1, 52044 Cortona

Phone:

+39 0575 603362

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