Nova Trento, about 80 kilometers from Florianópolis, in Santa Catarina, started to attract a large number of visitors after Mother Paulina's canonization in 2002. An Italian immigrant, the devotee was an example of humbleness, dedication and persistence. After her death in 1942, at 77, several believers said that their wishes had been granted, something that was later acknowledged as miracles by the Catholic Church.
The main attraction is the Sanctuary of St. Pauline. In Colina da Madre, the place where the nun practiced her spiritual retreats, there is a replica of the house where she lived. Furthermore, pilgrims can visit the museums of Beatification and Canonization. The place establishes a juxtaposition between religion and ecotourism, in an area filled with hiking trails, waterfalls, ponds and gardens. Italian gastronomy is also another attraction.