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Address: Via Eremo Delle Carceri, Assisi, Italy
Phone Number: 075-812-301
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Description: The retreat high in the mountains above Assisi where St. Francis...
The retreat high in the mountains above Assisi where St. Francis frequently stayed to meditate and pray.
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Peace and Tranquilty

A fabulous place where I was finally able to find and feel St Francis.I loved the views and the caves, the sculptures and the monastery built after St Francis' death. Such a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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Downham Market, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

A fabulous place where I was finally able to find and feel St Francis.I loved the views and the caves, the sculptures and the monastery built after St Francis' death. Such a perfect place to pray with St Francis. I returned the following week with a friend.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

We walked up to the hermitage on foot - a bracing climb up from Assisi but it must be nicer than arriving by car. Even with flocks of Spanish school children the atmosphere was peaceful. Very moving to see the saint's small cell hewn into the rock and sense the tranquility of centuries of prayer.

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

When you are in Assisi, if you have some time to spare - do make time to come up to Eremo della Carceri.... On 14 July 2007, during breakfast, a fellow pilgrim at St Anthony's Guesthouse expressed his intentions to go on a day trip to Eremo della Carceri (translated from Italian : "hermitage of prisons")...and I was all excited... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Spent the morning with mass and historical visit on a Franciscan Pilgrimage. Really connected with nature. Enjoyed the grounds very much

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

We walked from Assisi to Spello via the mountains along pilgrim path, taken by Francis of Assisi. Very challenging walk, 14km, the first hour was steep climb up loose stone path. Arriving at at Franciscan hermitage, was welcomed. A lovely peaceful place for lunch. It is still occupied by monks. Just loved listening to the singing in park by a... More 

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Beijing, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

A nice walk, you can contemplate silence, beauty, nature. However in order to deeply appreciate this place, a certain kind of "spirituality" is needed. I am way too skeptical for it, I guess...

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I personally suggest to do a nice walk from Assisi to Eremo delle Carceri, more or less one hour. The landscape is awesome ! You do not need to rush in these kind of experience/visit, you need time. The effort pay the visit to the monastery especially to contemplate the beauty, silence and take the time to reflect and pray.

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Park Hills, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

A few miles walk out of Assisi, (4 km) this beautiful place (with a church and park-like grounds) are the caves and hillsides where Francis of Assisi and his first followers went away to contemplate and pray. The oak tree, where St. Francis reputedly preached to the birds, is near the stone bridge leading from the building and chapels to... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014 via mobile

We took a taxi up to this retreat which was so tranquil. In addition to the building which is fascinating, make sure that you press on to explore the open air 'chapels' in the surrounding forest - they were both remarkable and deserted. We walked back down (including 3 children under 10) in a little over one hour and whilst... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 via mobile

This is a lovely place to visit. It's high up on mount Subasio. The walk through is well planned and quite beautiful. The cave where St. Francis prayed and lived is preserved there. You can actually stop and say a prayer in the very spot. There are benches and quiet areas for meditation and prayer. It's 4km up from Assisi.... More 

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