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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
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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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Taxi up and walk back

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Our GPS led us astray on our first try, taking us through some tiny neighborhood streets and finally up someone's long private uphill driveway where we had to back out. We decided to give up but the owner of the property where we were staying (Santa Maria Degli Ancillotti) showed us how to find it using the little local Assisi... More 

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Downham Market, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 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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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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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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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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Additional Information about Eremo della Carceri

Address: 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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