Mr Obama had quoted a medieval monk named Gioacchinoda Fiore, from Cosenza, who was the founder of the monastic order of San Giovanni in Fiore three times during his Presidential campaign.
Barack Obama cited the monk as "a moral authority and visionary".
Italian reports said officials have invited Mr Obama to the abbey of San Giovanni in Fiore, where Gioacchinoda Fiore is buried, the offer also extended to making President an honorary citizen of the local town.
"We are ready to welcome Obama," Antonio Nicoletti, the mayor of San Giovanni in Fiore, said.
Source: The Times