Sacred Sites in Tuscany Oct. 2019

La Verna, Monastery of St. Francis

October 18 – 26, 2019

Six spaces available

$2200

For 8 days I will show you my favorite contemplative places inside and outside of Florence, hallowed grounds, centuries old and ever powerful.

San Miniato al Monte, high above the city, is said to be one of the rare locations where heaven and earth meet. And where we can hear gregorian evensong every night, sung in the same way for 1000 years.

Florence Baptistery

The Florence Baptistery is the most potent building I have ever been in and have spent many hours enveloped in the energy emanating from the symbolism that covers every surface.

Il Santuario Madonna al Sasse

In 1474, three young girls tending sheep in a field saw a vision of the Virgin Mary standing upon a rock asking them to build a church in this place for her. Charming and remote, the deep peacefulness there soothes the soul.

Other sites include Padua, where Giotto’s most beautiful fresco cycle is on display in the small church where it was painted. In Fiesole we hike to a venerable 350 year old cypress tree, known as the “Queen Cypress”. Monte Scenario is perched high in the Tuscan hills and has a pilgrimage path through an ancient cedar forest leading to the 12th century monastery.

Fiesolana Pranzo

We will also see exquisite art, meet some of my local friends, drink wonderful wine and eat at my favorite restaurants. What we choose to do depends somewhat on the kinds of things participants tell me they would like. So flexible we are, able to accommodate each other, and the weather.

Tour price include airport pick-up, accommodations, breakfast and dinner, transportation, local guides and entrance fees and reservations. You just show up.

Interested? For more info contact me at marshawinsryg@me.com

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