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Eremo delle Carceri

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“st francis”(38 reviews)
“mount subasio”(11 reviews)
The retreat high in the mountains above Assisi where St. Francis frequently stayed to meditate and pray.
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Via Eremo delle Carceri, 06081, Assisi, Italy
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All reviews st francis mount subasio beautiful retreat quiet meditation magical place nice walk steep climb walk up very special place his life spiritual experience san francesco caves trail forest heritage nature
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

To walk the grounds, hike the trails and reflect on the life of St Francis is very moving. It is easy to understand why Francis and his brothers would spend time in the caves and contemplate their calling to God. Prayerful, Beautiful!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Eataroundwoburn
Reviewed 8 October 2018

The hermitage and surrounding trails are well-worth visiting, especially if one has some time to spend in quiet meditation. While it is possible to drive to within a short distance of the hermitage, I choose to walk up the 4km or so from Assisi which...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank andrewkirk
Reviewed 17 September 2018 via mobile

If you go with a tour, the pace will impede you from understanding the tranquility that must have surrounded Francis when making his decision to serve...the rock warn bed, remoteness of the compound, the quaint chapel and its remoteness on the side of a hill...a...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Tomtomaz2
Reviewed 7 September 2018

We decided to drive up to the hermitage and spend more time in the surrounding forest than on the steep climb. We got there too late as there were several groups and so instead of a place of meditation and serenity we ended up with...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Coraxik
Reviewed 22 August 2018

This place was a highlight on a recent holiday to Italy. We were advised to go early and when we arrived at 8am we were one of only another family there. It really was a humbling experience to reflect, think and admire the tranquility and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Emma S
Reviewed 8 August 2018

This is a long walk from Assisi which is good if you are making it a pilgrimage but I would recommend saving energy to walk through the woods and visit the tiny hermitages built by the monks. If you go on a Sunday you can...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank 69marianf
Reviewed 1 August 2018

This is an update on a review I wrote in 2015. Eremo hasn't changed but I appreciate it more with each visit. I decided to try my stamina by taking the route along the road this time, mainly because as an over 50 woman, hiking...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Andrea_Colman
Reviewed 27 July 2018

It’s powerful to think of St Francis and St Rufino and others seeking solitude, prayer and peace while in this very location. I was especially touched by the grottoes of each of these men. I’m a spiritual person and felt a true sense of the...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 24 July 2018

The Eremo delle Carceri is situated in the hills above Assisi. A short drive up a steep hill, it is walkable, but I don't recommend it unless you are fit, especially in hot weather. We took a taxi up and they left us there and...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Frodoct
Reviewed 20 July 2018

This was a beautiful and moving place to visit. We were misinformed that you could hike there on a nice wooded path, but we didn't find a path, and walked for miles up a steep road. A storm blew in while we were there and...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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23 June 2018|
Response from franco m | Reviewed this property |
sì è strada asfaltata, in salita ma fattibile
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18 November 2017|
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Response from fvanhulsen | Reviewed this property |
Opposite the entrance is a parking place. If you go before or around 10:00 in the morning, it won't be to bussy and without busses. May God bless you. Felix van Hulsen.
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12 March 2016|
Response from Stephen B | Reviewed this property |
I don't remember exactly. I think it was about 5 euros per person for a shared cab.