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Eremo delle Carceri

Via Eremo delle Carceri, 06081, Assisi, Italy
+39 075 812301
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A beautiful retreat from the same business which probably urged Saint Francis to come up here. It... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Boston, Massachusetts
Tranquil and wonderful

We were recommended to come here. What a find. It was very quiet when we came and the monks made us... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Emily C
Finchampstead, United Kingdom
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The retreat high in the mountains above Assisi where St. Francis frequently stayed to meditate and pray.
  • Excellent83%
  • Very good13%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“st francis” (31 reviews)
“taxi ride” (2 reviews)
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Via Eremo delle Carceri, 06081, Assisi, Italy
+39 075 812301
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A beautiful retreat from the same business which probably urged Saint Francis to come up here. It is a bit of a hike, but all on good road; bring water. No photography once inside...absolutely wonderful

Thank RMCat915
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were recommended to come here. What a find. It was very quiet when we came and the monks made us so welcome. What a tranquil and calm place. Beautiful views. Astounding history. We then recommended it to all our guests when they came for...More

Thank Emily C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We drove up and there is space for parking. It's quite an uphill 4klm walk from Assisi but many seem to travel the way of St Francis. Delightful buildings set in cool woodlands (so good on a hot day tho if you walk up to...More

Thank Karl S
Reviewed 14 July 2017

St.Francis' hermitage was the highlight of my stay in Assisi. It is a place of meditation where one can take the easy walking trail or venture into the more difficult , strenuous hikes where St.Francis used to meditate / pray. The sacred silence & intoxicating...More

Thank sunday25
Reviewed 24 June 2017

It is a peaceful and lovely place nested in the forest. For us a must-see in the surroundings of Assisi.

Thank Laurence M
Reviewed 21 June 2017

We started out walking up the 4km via the nature trail, then about 1/2 way up realized that the cutoff to the Eremo was closed via gate. We turned around and went to a store nearby to have them call a cab for us, as...More

3  Thank Kathy M
Reviewed 17 June 2017

Eremo delle Carceri is a place located on the path going on the monte Subasio. The location and the structure inspire peace and meditation. One can perceive the way in which san Francesco was living and praising the Lord. It is a must to get...More

Thank Maurizio S
Reviewed 8 June 2017 via mobile

It is a bit far from Assisi, better drive there if it is hot. Once there you can breath fresh air and rnjoy the different tracks and walks in nature. If you have enough time is worth the visit.

Thank Lauryn G
Reviewed 28 May 2017

This is a beautiful place of spirituality. Walking in the forest and seeing how the friars must have led a life of peace with nature. It is quiet and not a tourist place.

Thank Cubi156
Reviewed 19 May 2017 via mobile

Please understand, this is a Holy place. A meditative St. Francis spent years here in prayer and penance. It is not just a tranquil walk or a neat trail, it is a space for personal reflection in the presence of God's creation.

1  Thank theS4
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12 March 2016|
Response from Stephen B | Reviewed this property |
I don't remember exactly. I think it was about 5 euros per person for a shared cab.
Terri V
14 May 2015|
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Response from batt1968 |
Hi Terri, I just came back from "Eremo delle carceri" , I used my car but I saw three taxis out the Eremo , the tour is free and you can visit it from 09 am to 18.30 pm. "Eremo delle carceri" is not far from Assisi, since... More
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