The Speco of Saint Francis

22 August 2013
Lo Speco di San Francesco

The Speco Francescano is found only a few kilometers away from Narni and it is one of the most autentica and well preserved sanctuaries of Saint Francis, not only because it was founded by him in 1213, but also because it perfectly represents the spirit and characteristics of the Saint: mystic, peaceful and loving.


It is immersed in a green valley, with a small “chiostro” dating back to the ’400, when San Bernardino da Siena built the dormitory. In the chiostro is found the beautiful chapel of San Silvestro, with wonderful frescos from the ’300. By the church one can find the big break in the rock, “the Speco”, which was Saint Francis favorite place to pray and medidate.