Museum of San Caprasio
The Saint Caprasio Abbey in Aulla is one of the most important religious settlements in Lunigiana and it was – and still is – is a key point for pilgrims on the Tuscan section of the Via Francigena. It was founded in 884 a.C. and nowadays its history is told in the Abbey museum.
The museum introduces visitors to the main events that marked the history of the Abbey and the surrounding area, and without any doubt the most peculiar story is about the holy remains of San Caprasio: according to the story, his relics have been kept inside the Abbey since it was founded but, for more than a thousands years, they were thought to be lost. After some restoration works in 2003 an unbeknownst tomb was found and apparently it could match the Saint’s remains.
From the Museum it is possible to access the Abbey capitulary room and then to the Twentieth Century apse, the visitors are guided through what remains of three churches and hundreds of tokens of the monks and the Valleys lives along the twelve-hundred years Abbey history are shown.
Still today, the San Caprasio Museum and Abbey hosts a Pilgrim Hostel along the Via Francigena.
Source: Trame di Lunigiana