Our journey comes to an end in the forest on the slopes of the Monte Argentario, home to the beautiful Sanctuary of the Presentazione di Maria Santissima, the headquarters of the Congregation of the Passion of Jesus Christ. Its construction began in 1733 under the direction of Paolo Danesi di Ovada, the founder of the congregation and later known as Saint Paul of the Cross. The saint, who arrived in Porto Ercole in 1721, decided to found his refuge on the mountain, and the bishop of Pitigliano gave him the Hermitage of Sant’Antonio. Once he gained a religious following, the priest built a new building in a place shown to him by the Virgin Mary. After construction was interrupted because of the War of Succession between the Spanish and Austrians, work began again, and on September 14, 1737, the sanctuary was opened for worship.