A place of prayer and reflection, La Verna is where Saint Francis received the stigmata on September 17, 1224. It is a place where nature and spirituality find their equilibrium, and where the beauty of unspoiled landscapes encompasses faith, history and culture. The complex also includes the small church of Santa Maria degli Angeli, built by Francis himself; the corridor and the Chapel of the Holy Stigmata, and the Basilica di Santa Maria Assunta, where even today you can wonder at an Annunciation, one of Andrea della Robbia's sculptural masterworks.
The La Verna Museum, which is found inside the sanctuary, takes visitors through life in the ancient monastery, through three large fifteenth-century halls and the "common fire" room, where the brothers would spend cold winter evenings together. Precious objects from the liturgy are on display here, including a bronze reliquary, but also a few paintings from the Florentine school of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. Among the other artworks, one standout is a ceramic image of Christ attributed to Andrea della Robbia.