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Eremo della Carceri

Via Eremo Delle Carceri, Assisi, Italy
075-812-301
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Ranked #3 of 44 Attractions in Assisi
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Religious Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Description: The retreat high in the mountains above Assisi where St. Francis frequently stayed to meditate and pray.
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Dallas, Texas, United States
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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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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

The Franciscan spirit is up here; beside the Basilica if you want to feel the original franciscan spirit you must climb up to the Eremo

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Saint Julian's, Malta
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

The Eremo is a beautiful peaceful place to visit both if you're following in the footsteps of St. Francis or not. If you are simply looking for a beautiful place on the mountains this is really nice. If you're trying to understand how st. Francis lived out in the wilderness, here you can really envisage it. It would have helped... More

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West Midlands, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

There are buses from Santa chiara and piazza mazziotti that will take you to many of the must sees whilst in assisi..it is a good 30 minutes by car or bus but once there you will be taken back in time ..the poverty and their beliefs are there to be seen and felt by us all

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Beautiful countryside, lovely architecture, interesting bronze statues, a very peaceful atmosphere. It was easy to get to as we drove to the top.

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Asheville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

We had our tour guide take us to this St. Francis retreat at a time just before it was invaded by large tour groups. Silence is golden and requested on a visit to this sight, and a stroll through the woods. A trip to Assisi to discover the history of the town and St. Francis would not be complete without... More

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Sao Paulo, SP
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

An amazing place in the middle of the forest, simplicity seemed everywhere and peace that fills our souls! just sit in the midst of the trees and enjoy the freedom, the peace and quietness of the place

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West Lawn, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

If you are in Assisi and love St. Francis I would definitely recommend a trip up to this location. This is where Francis would go to "get away". It is up in the mountain about 2 kilometers from the town. We didn't have the energy to walk so we took at taxi from San Francesco Basilica. It wasn't cheap but... More

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