In the heart of the La Verna Sanctuary, perched in Chiusi della Verna, Tuscany, Italy, my lens painted a panorama of serenity. Amidst the warm neutral hues of arches and pillars, this ancient courtyard revealed its timeless charm. Here, simplicity reigned supreme, with clay pottery and firewood adorning the tranquil space. It was a moment when history whispered through the stones, and the sanctuary's peaceful heart stood still, cradled in the embrace of a forgotten era, far from the rush of modernity. Photo © copyright by Rich Voninski.