The Memorandum of Understanding

The project 'From the Forest of St. Francis to Piandarca and the Path of Preaching to the Birds' is the concrete result of an intense work that comes from afar and finds its salient moment in the 'Memorandum of Understanding' dedicated to the protection and enhancement of Piandarca. It was signed on January 14 2015 between the Municipality of Cannara, the City of Assisi, the Diocese of Assisi-Gualdo Tadino-Nocera Umbra, and the OFS Umbria, whose content received morally the paternity of the Sacred Convent of Assisi.

The signing of the ‘Memorandum of Understanding’ - which aims to undertake a common path of protection and enhancement of the place of the Preaching to the Birds-, is an act of great importance, a historic moment. This is the first formal recognition of Piandarca as a Franciscan place, of the immense historical, spiritual, cultural, and landscape heritage that it has been silently guarding for centuries. A universal message whose value crosses local borders to belong to humanity. This historic document represents the first recognition of the importance of Piandarca by the institutions: a goal that no one would have hoped for and achieved thanks to the commitment of people respectful of an exceptional place that can now finally open up to the world.