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Address: Via Eremo delle Carceri, Assisi, Italy
Phone Number: 075-812-301
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The retreat high in the mountains above Assisi where St. Francis frequently...

The retreat high in the mountains above Assisi where St. Francis frequently stayed to meditate and pray.

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The Caves of St. Francis

This is where St. Francis and the friars would go for solitude and prayer. The caves are still accessible with trails through the woods. A place of peace. A sacred space. It feels... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is where St. Francis and the friars would go for solitude and prayer. The caves are still accessible with trails through the woods. A place of peace. A sacred space. It feels like he is still here helping you understand his great love.

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Copenhagen Region, Denmark
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very relctive visit to the monastery in the mountains above Asissi. You see no monks but are guided through the tiny complex and then out into the forest. Afterwards we continued up over Mount Subasio where we found a Hanggliding park on the summit and were fortunate to see several prepare and take off.

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East Sussex
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely cool forest sanctuary to St Francis. Worth a visit, there's a little cafe/gift shop if you want a sit-down

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are willing to drive the steep and narrow road above Assisi to reach the hermitage, you should do it. The tiny church and caves below it are peaceful and ancient, and the attached parkland is a shady, beautiful place for a contemplative walk. This is a spot that feels far from the bustle of the hill towns, and... More 

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

this is where Saint Francis used to go for retreats, prayer, etc. its up in the hills in the woods. As it is a sanctuary there is no noise, only the birds. it is very far from Assisi to walk, also at 10 am it was 35 degrees-...very hot. but easily accessible by car or taxi (2 kms from Assisi)

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Hilversum, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An unique experience, a visit to this small colister at the top of a steep hill. We went by car and it is much further away than expected, but worth the effort.

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Calgary
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A beautiful walk through the woods with many songbirds and a self-guided short tour through the medieval structure to see the cell where St Francis would retire to be alone and pray. Worth the short drive from Assisi.

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Modena, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

A religious retreat, small and enveloped in the surronding woods, this place of meditation is lovely.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

This monastery is cut into the wall of a cliff in the middle of woods outside of Assisi. Walk through the small rooms and to the other side where the paths take you to a statue of Francis and where you can hear the birds he was famous for speaking to. Take along his poem Brother Sun, Sister Moon, to... More 

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Dartmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

What a wonderful place to experience the feeling of st Francis and his former life. We drove to the sight, it was easy to park and a short wak to the entrance, you can walk from Assisi, but all up hill. No entrance charge.

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