Convento di S. Igne

After crossing pastures, cultivated fields and wooded patches, you reach the Cloister of Sant'Igne, one of the most important point of the itinerary.
According to an oral tradition, dating back at least to sec. XVI, St. Francis and Monk Leo came to the front door of St. Leo in the evening and they found it closed. Here a flame guided them through the darkness and inclement weather, up to a group of huts where they were hosted by local shepherds. The Saint in memory of this event founded the cloister, that’s dates back reliably 1244.
The building still guards the trunk of the elm under which, according to oral tradition, St. Francis preached in San Leo.