Unfortunately closed for repair work today. Could only catch a glimpse in the distance, with the overhanging rocks.
The cave is said to have served sheep and goats as protection before the monastery was founded in the 15th century by two Franciscan monks who wanted to get closer to Francis' ideal of poverty.
A little later the hermitage was raised to the status of a Marian shrine.
(Source: Dumont Travel Guide)
March 1, 2021
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