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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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Such Peace

Lush and green and fecund... Simply nature and spirituality... Don't miss this, please! Prepare for hiking, but you can also just take the flatter trail as well... I went right... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 22, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Lush and green and fecund... Simply nature and spirituality... Don't miss this, please! Prepare for hiking, but you can also just take the flatter trail as well... I went right after it rained and there was still dew and mist, it was like being in Heaven!

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Definitely worth a visit, but by taxi. this is an oasis of peace in an already peaceful location where you can hide or contemplate surrounded by nature in the middle of the mountains which admiring a wonderful view over the valley.

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Potters Bar, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

I do love the peace and calm in the woods If you are claustrophobic avoid going into St Francis cell in the main building you can climb up the steps behind the loos We have never ventured off the main trail to the private cells as the paths look steep and windy On a sunny day this is a glorious... More 

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Delta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

The hermitage experience gave me a deeper understanding and insight into the lives of St. Francis and his followers. Don't leave Assisi without seeing this, and plan to stay a long time - so peaceful, serene, and the view is wonderful.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We walked up to this wonderful place along a rocky track that was uphill all the way. The Hermitage is the place that St Franics and his monks spent a great deal of time praying and fasting. The prayer cells are small caves carved out of the Rock and are a reflection booth of the commitment of the first Francsicans... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

I can understand why the friars chose this place. Lovely location, shade all day, peace and tranquillity. Away from the busy life in Assisi. Don't miss going there and look at the lovely picture of Maria and her child.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

If you know St. Francis' story, you know you must visit this location. I went by myself for a day of quiet reflection. Numerous chatty tour groups filed through. On my own, I climbed a large boulder in the ravine above the buildings and sat for several hours. How many God-seekers have prayed here over the centuries. A wonderful retreat.

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Well worth a long hot walk (or a short drive) from Assisi. Peaceful, cool, serene. A very special place

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El Dorado Hills, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

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

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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