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Address: Rieti, Italy

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A sublime experience.

A pretty little village on a hill, fantastic views. Very church- and artist-oriented, there are religious murals on just about every building. You leave feeling more refreshed and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 13 August 2015
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San Antonio, Texas
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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2015

A pretty little village on a hill, fantastic views. Very church- and artist-oriented, there are religious murals on just about every building. You leave feeling more refreshed and relaxed than when you arrived.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2015

The two churches in the small square feature Saint Francis. Don't miss. The parking was just below the entrance into the town square. Go on a non tourist day like we did. A few days later on a Sunday it was jammed.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2014

Lovely views and interesting visit. A good insight in how the Franciscan monks lived in the 16th century. Lovely exhibition of various religious cribs.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2014

There are a number of sanctuaries of St. Francis in this area. Each are special in their own way. This one is probably the best of them all.

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Rieti, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2014

A wonderful village set among the mountains where you can enjoy a wonderful view, have good food and visit the Franciscan Sanctuary of the First Crib. It is worth a visit, to relax and forget the stress of your everyday life.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2014

Greccio is a pretty little village with wonderful scenery but the main attraction to the area is the sanctuary set in the hills, where St Francis made his home. Beautiful, peaceful setting. Really interesting to see the original and new churches and learn more about his life. This us the birthplace of the Christmas Nativity scene that is set out... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2013

if you are interested in a scenic place , not very far from Rieti, where you can enjoy the scenarios of mother nature, some quiet and the opportunity to visit the monastery of saint Francis, where he made the first nativity representation you are in the right place. it is also nice to visit the small but characteristic medieval town... More 

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2013

There was a trail of murals/ paintings on the walls by various artist but this did nothing to improve our initial impression on arriving in the village: everything was too clean, too white, too perfect. There was no atmosphere despite the fact there was a wedding taking place whilst we were there. Very disappointed.

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