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The town of Chiusi della Verna is located in Tuscany, in the Casentino area, in the middle of the National Park of the Casentinesi Forests, Monte Falterona and Campigna. It lies on the foothill of Mount Penna and it is famous for hosting the Sanctuary of La Verna, home of St. Francis and place where the saint received the stigmata (1224).
Chiusi della Verna is also well-known for its centuries-old dispute with the town of Caprese Michelangelo, for the birth of Michelangelo Buonarroti. From studies, which can be found in the historical archive of Florence, it seems that Michelangelo Buonarroti was born precisely in Chiusi, during the period in which his father was the Podestà, mayor, of this territory. It is also demonstrated, that in some of his artist’s works is portrayed the landscape of La Verna: “Tondo Doni” (Uffizi Gallery – Florence) and “The Creation of Adam” (Sistine Chapel – Rome).
The truths about Michelangelo
Documenti del Vasari e del Condivi e dei Frati Documentation by Vasari and Condivi to support the theory of Michelangelo Buonarroti being born in Chiusi della Verna
The places of San Francesco
The Sacro Monte della Verna, the Miraculous Source of the Saint and the last salute from the Eremo della Casella.
Monuments and places of interest
The history of Chiusi della Verna lived through its places and its monuments, symbols of this ancient country.
Chiusi della Verna could not exist without its villages which in ancient times were rich in inhabitants, rocked and protected by the forest. They are the ones that gave rise to this place.
Trails and excursions
Selva and forgotten places intertwine in unique timeless routes.
This place that transpires in every corner its history and beauty, has hosted and still hosts other artists of international importance.