Umbria is a constant place of pilgrimage, mystic land of great Saints as Saint Francis, patron saint of Italy, Saint Benedict, founder of the Benedictine order and protector Saint of Europe, Saint Claire, Saint Rita and Saint Valentine protector of lovers, and many others.
Very known in Italy is Fra Jacopone from Todi, with his script and the Blessed Mother Speranza of the Handmaids of Merciful Love in Collevalenza Todi.
The most visited places of faith are mainly those related to St. Francis, to his life and footsteps and there are routes dedicated to him starting from Assisi, the Basilica with his relics, the Hermitage of the Prisons, where he prayed, in the “Porziuncola” Santa Maria degli Angeli, to Gubbio, Vecciano, Montefalco, Narni, Bevagna and many others.
Today Assisi, thanks to the teaching of Francis is the city symbol of peace and coexistence.
Not less visited is the Sanctuary of Santa Rita in Cascia).
Very important is the Sanctuary of Santa Madre Speranza of the Novena of Merciful Love in Collevalenza Todi, where the faithful can make water baths: “Use this water with faith and love, help cool the body and health to the soul.”
In 2016, for the Jubilee of the Mercy, Umbria also offers stays and events.