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Eremo della Carceri

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Address: Via Eremo delle Carceri, Assisi, Italy
Phone Number: 075-812-301
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 12:00 am
2:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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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St Francis Hermitage

I wish we could have stayed longer here just to sit and reflect. I could be here all day personally. We had a private tour guide which was so helpful in understanding the area... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

I wish we could have stayed longer here just to sit and reflect. I could be here all day personally. We had a private tour guide which was so helpful in understanding the area and the history of St. Francis. If you are in Assisi I would make this the first place to visit and although there are many Hermitage... More 

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Pine Island, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

This tranquil spot remains one of my favorite places to visit in Umbria (and that's saying ALOT!). My first visit was in 2005, followed by 2007, 2010 and most recently in July 2015. Nothing has changed, nor is it likely to. The atmostphere is peaceful and tranquil and the 7 Franciscan brothers and 3 nuns who call this sancutary home... More 

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Denville, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

This is one of my favorite places to visit in Assisi! The tranquility that surrounds this special place is amazing. You can feel the spirit of St. Francis on your silent walk and reflect on the beautiful nature, and the beautiful views of the valley below.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

I visited Eremo della Carceri after a friend advised me to go here and hiked here from P.Za Matteotti Assisi. It's around 4km, but since the road is fairly steep all the time it is quite the effort, so make sure to bring enough water and a hat during the summer and as well appropriate clotes for of the visit.... More 

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Lewes, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This atmospheric place is 4km outside Assisi in woodland on the slopes of Mount Subasio, it's a must for anyone interested in St. Francis: he lived here in an enclosed order with his first companion brother monks in the 1200s. You can visit the chapel, see the old refectory table hewn from a tree trunk, and where the monks slept.... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Peace. That is the first thing you feel in your heart when you come here and a certain reverence for the place. I will never forget it as long as I live. And, I wish to go back, very, very much. You can really understand why St Francis and his beloved brothers came here to spend time and pray in... More 

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

I was prepared to walk up and walk back, but I'm glad I took a taxi instead. My taxi from the piazza matteoti was €15. First of all, it is a serious hike. My sturdiest shoes were a pair of Converse sneakers. Not ideal for this climb! The rocks and gravel on the path can make the walk slippery. Secondly,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

This is an often overlooked sight near Assisi because it is really, off the beaten path. Literally UP the mountain! Mount Subasio is the tall mountain next to the town of Assisi, and it is home to the "Hermitage" that is best known for the place where St. Francis would go to retreat from daily life and be one with... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

In complete contrast to the rampant religious capitalism which is the town of Assisi today, this lovely retreat set in stunning forest really brings to mind the principles of poverty, simplicity and love of people and nature that St Francis stood for. The retreat allows you just to wander in the natural surroundings and although there are some small religious... More 

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Pataskala, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Free attraction though take your car or pay for a taxi. 28 Euros regardless of number in taxi. Well worth it because it is high up. Trails you can walk through forest with places to reflect. Parking free if you drive up. Very peaceful place to visit.

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Additional Information about Eremo della Carceri

Address: Via Eremo delle Carceri, Assisi, Italy
Phone Number: 075-812-301
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Umbria  >  Province of Perugia  >  Assisi
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 12:00 am  2:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 12:00 am  2:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 12:00 am  2:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 12:00 am  2:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 12:00 am  2:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 12:00 am  2:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 12:00 am  2:30 pm - 6:30 pm

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