Itinerari Turistici


CLITUNNO SPRINGS . Praised by poets, the limpid waters of these springs, dedicated to a god famous for his prophetic wisdom, form a peaceful pond strewn with little islands, with an idyllic charm. Approximately 1 km from the Clitunno temple, a Paleochristian church dedicated to St. Salvatore, it was built in part using materials taken from the pagan sacella temples that surrounded the springs.The Holy Places In the highlands of Colfiorito and in the area surrounding the Foligno and Apennine mountain range, there are an impressive number of sanctuaries along the region's frontier. These places of worship include churches, chapels, hermitages and shrines which have become a destination for annual pilgrimages and, for this reason, considered to be therapeutic sanctuaries. One of the most significant destinations of popular devotion is the Sanctuary of Santa Maria Gicaccobbe, at Sasso di Pale, built in a place where the popular belief holds that the Saint sought refuge in prayer and penance. It is important to note that this holy place constituted a true sanctuary along the frontier between the religious community of Foligno and the area of the Plestini people. In the Menotre Valley in Scopoli there's the Madonna delle Grazie sanctuary and the shrine dedicated to Madonna del Sasso. The therapeutic sanctuaries in Verchiano include the church of San Salvatore and San Lazzaro, which served as a leper colony in the past. Along the Chienti Valley , on the border between Umbria and the Marches region, the sanctuaries Madonna di Valleverde (in Cesi), Madonna del Sasso (in San Martino) and Madonna di Mevale (in Mevale) rise up. There are an additional two therapeutic sanctuaries in the territory of Dignano : the church of San Lorenzo , where the crucifix on the altar is an object of great popular devotion, and the church of Santa Maria di Plestia, located precisely on the border between the two regions. The community of Annifo is home to two sanctuaries: San Pietro and Madonna del Piano.