Convent of St. Francis


  • Convent of St. Francis

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The story goes that this convent was directly founded by St. Francis on an old farm building of the Benedictine monks. Francis was on his way to visit the Sacro Speco when he was struck by the peace and beauty of Bellegra countryside, with the green of the chestnut and beech trees. Here he rested in a small farmhouse that then was donated by Benedictine monks and on which he founded the small monastery. There is a Franciscan Museum where historical artifacts are on display on the life of the community that was established here.

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