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Basilica di Santa Rita

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Basilica di Santa Rita

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The best way to know the Santa Rita Life travelling the Region of Umbria, to visit one of its most beautiful and visited places of worship and join in the spirituality of this mystical place. Umbria is the hometown of worldwide known saints; St. Francis the patron saint of Italy and founder of the Franciscan order, St. Clare founder of the order of St. Clare and equally famous St. Rita of Cascia. born in Roccaporena in 1381, she is one of the most popular saints of the Catholic Church. Her related symbols are roses and figs. <br><br>The Basilica was built in 1937 and consecrated in 1947. The Monastery where she lived for forty years was rebuilt in the 18th Century and houses the nuns of the Augustinian community. Free time for lunch (not included) in a typical restaurant; you may also take this time off for personal prayer.The trip continues to Spoleto, a gorgeous Middle Ages uphill town; Etruscan and Roman Age buildings such as a theatre and an amphitheatre are located in the upper village.
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mosesloh wrote a review Oct 2019
Singapore, Singapore174 contributions33 helpful votes
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Looking at the exterior of this basilica, you would think it's some fairy tale castle. As you enter the church, you could also imagine yourself to be in some fairy tale land. Though the paintings are not some famous renaissance artwork, the colours just attract you to stay longer in this church to spend some quiet time. The incorrupt body of St. Rita of Cascia can also be found to the left of the church. Don't forget the small chapel down the slope from the entrance of the basilica. It is not known to many people, hence quieter and more space for prayer and reflection. An interesting feature would be the Eucharistic Miracle, kept in the stone and crystal tabernacle to the right. It concerned Blessed Simon of Cascia, and you could find pamplets detailing the Miracle in the chapel. His remains could also be found here. The only problem with this basilica was how to come here. Unfortunately, this small beautiful town didn't allow any vehicles in, unless you were a resident or hotel guest. Hence, I had to park at the outskirts before slowly making my way up. Try to look for the escalators, which would save you much climbing efforts.
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Date of experience: April 2019
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micha a wrote a review Oct 2019
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You feel the heavan on earth. We just rent a car from termini ,34euro all day and you can give it back the other day at the same hour , and we went first to saint franscis in assisi , it is such a wonderful place , amazing . Make sure to start your day early beacuse you need minimum 4 hours at assisi to see and enjoy all the basilica and the village. then we went to saint rita di cassia , amazing village with all the green mountains that covered it . It was a dream to be there .when i entered the basilica i just cried , it gives you a magical feeling. When we get back we put fuel on our car it cost 50€ but we have it all the day and we drove about 650km .
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Nora wrote a review Oct 2019
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Recommended for believers because you can meet prayers from all over the world coming to pray.You feel peaceful and blessed.The Basilica is located on top of a winding mountain. St. Rita's in corrupt remains are on display in a glass tomb.There are several little restaurants and souvenir shops within walking distance of the Basilica.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Anthony G wrote a review Sep 2019
Ghazir, Lebanon66 contributions12 helpful votes
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A nice place around 3 hours from Roma. Better to be in a car because it’s little be complicated with public transport. Recommended for believers because you can meet prayers from all over the world coming to pray and meditate.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Bruno Z wrote a review Aug 2019
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This place is an amazing gem, unfortunately we visited on a rainy summer day but we had the chance to see the basilica. The place has An amazing feeling to it. You feel peacful and blessed
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Date of experience: August 2019
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