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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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Cute refuge for Francisco, narrow stairs and corridors difficult to get through. Beautiful landscape. Must have been tough being a pauper! Free 2wanderers.com

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Cute refuge for Francisco, narrow stairs and corridors difficult to get through. Beautiful landscape. Must have been tough being a pauper! Free 2wanderers.com

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

The town of Assisi is on a hill at the foot of Mount Subasio. We hiked to the top of the mountain to the place that St. Francis and his friars used as their place of solitude and quiet. Visiting the 15th century hermitage built over the caves of the friars and praying on the mountain trails nearby was a... More 

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Notteroy Municipality, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Even other tuorists here show respect, keep quiet and pray and meditate. His grotto and other Caves made a deep impresion.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

If you want to follow in the footsteps of Francis and share his experiences in getting away for some stillness then this is for you. You will feel his presence and walk through history. Great visit. No good at all allowed inside / not even your own, so eat beforehand. Limited snack at the gate.

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