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Eremo della Carceri

Via Eremo Delle Carceri, Assisi, Italy
075-812-301
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Ranked #3 of 43 Attractions in Assisi
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
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Owner description: The retreat high in the mountains above Assisi where St. Francis frequently stayed to meditate and pray.

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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

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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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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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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