S. Francesco in the Marche Region

The Marche region is full of traces  of S. Francesco d' Assisi, both for its geographic proximity to Umbria and for elective affinity and because, from the start, it was the Region which welcomed him.

The first historically documented journey of S. Francesco in the Marche region dates back to 1208 and concerns, in particular, the so-called March of Ancona; it was followed by many other journeys until 1219, as a proof of the deep bond between the Saint and our region. In 1282 the province of the March had 85 Franciscan monasteries with 1,500 monks; every monastery was equipped with a library and the confraternity ran hospitals and charitable institutions. Moreover, the presence of the friars involved the commission of numerous works of art: crucifixes, paintings on canvas, altarpieces, sculptures. The Franciscanism embraced, in our region, the many forms of social life of the past centuries, significantly marking the cultural and religious history of the region.

 

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S. Francesco in the Marche Region

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Discover the attraction of Apiro – Church of S. Francesco of Favete

Apiro – Church of S. Francesco of Favete

Built in the sixteenth century, it is located in a same name hamlet nearby Apiro. In this area S. Francesco visited the...

Discover the attraction of Chiesa di S. Francesco

Chiesa di S. Francesco

La Basilica di San Francesco si trova in Piazza del Popolo ed è una delle attrazioni di maggior rilievo ad Ascoli...

Discover the attraction of Church of S. Salvatore in Colpersito - S. Severino Marche

Church of S. Salvatore in Colpersito - S. Severino Marche

Colpersito is a place rich with Franciscan memories: here S. Francesco, who came to S. Severino in 1212 and in 1221,...

Discover the attraction of Church of S. Francesco in Forano (Appignano)

Church of S. Francesco in Forano (Appignano)

The testimony of the presence of S. Francesco comes, according to tradition, from an old oak door in the facade of the...

Discover the attraction of Church of St. Francis

Church of St. Francis

This is considered as the most ancient Franciscan complex in the entire Marche region, since it was founded by Saint...

Discover the attraction of Staffolo – Fountain of S. Francesco

Staffolo – Fountain of S. Francesco

The church of S. Francesco al Musone was built in 1796 by a family from Staffolo as a votive offering for the miraculous...

Discover the attraction of Valleremita - Hermitage of S. Maria of Valdisasso

Valleremita - Hermitage of S. Maria of Valdisasso

The village of Valleremita takes its name from an ancient Benedictine monastery that housed, according to tradition...

Discover the attraction of Ascoli Piceno - Piazza Arringo

Ascoli Piceno - Piazza Arringo

The City of Ascoli Piceno does praise an additional centre of civic aggregation, "Piazza Arringo", the Arringo Square,...

Discover the attraction of Ascoli Piceno - Franciscan Route of Marca

Ascoli Piceno - Franciscan Route of Marca

It's a spiritual, cultural and tourist route (167 km) with eight stop overs involving 2 regions (the Marches and Umbria)...