In a natural environment of shady woods, pure and transparent water sources, the “Franciscan way” is still today a sign of ancient faith and cultural exchange among the communities.
In the old path of Stroncone, leading from the convent of San Francesco, founded by him in 1213, to the franciscan convent in Greccio, the pilgrimage signs of San Bernardino from Siena (1380-1444) are still there: his knee track, the stone where he took a rest on the way, his hand print, the pallet, his foot track.
The old San Benedetto Abbey in Fundis and San Simeone Monastery, founded by the benedectine monks in the year 1000, form an unique faith and meditation way.
The travellers can find an uncontaminated nature, far from the mass tourism, enjoing the pure and humbler franciscan soul.
This is the land of squirrels, dormouses, hares, owls and falcons. They are part of the extraordinary scenery of vallies and hills where the ancient art of sheep farming is still today performed.