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Fast-Trackers Find Solitude and Solace at Italian Monastery

Travelling should not be all hustle and bustle. For a change in pace stop and contemplate at the Sanctuary La Verna in Tuscany.

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A spiritual retreat - even for Tibetan monks

While we may imagine life in Italy to be a dreamy and laid-back Mediterranean idyll, Italians also suffer the stress and pressure of a modern, fast-paced life. The idea of truly getting away from all the emails, deadlines and office routines is becoming more and more attractive.

The Sanctuary of La Verna in Tuscany, given to Saint Francis of Assisi as a spiritual retreat, offers visitors the chance to escape and live a monk’s life.

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