St. Francis is said to have tamed a wild wolf in this Italian village

Jun 03, 2021 351

Located about 31 miles north of Assisi is the scenic hill town of Gubbio. Known for the largest Christmas tree in the world (each year, lights on Mt. Inigo above the old town are illuminated in the form of a tree), it is also associated with St. Francis, and has an incorruptible saint. 

St. Francis and the wolf

Today Gubbio is easily accessible from Assisi on a newly constructed highway. In St. Francis’s day, there was an old rocky road. Today the path he took has been converted into a walking trail known as the “Sentiero della Pace” (trail of peace).

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