We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Eremo delle Carceri

Via Eremo delle Carceri, 06081, Assisi, Italy
+39 075 812301
Review Highlights
Meditative walk

Being on retreat, I decided to make a pilgrim meditative walk up the 4.5km route to the Hermitage... read more

Reviewed 26 March 2017
Singapore, Singapore
via mobile
A Serene Retreat!

Just a short ride or a nice hike from the center of Assisi the Carceri takes you back in time and... read more

Reviewed 13 March 2017
Richard D
Wake Forest, North Carolina
Read all 1,775 reviews
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
The retreat high in the mountains above Assisi where St. Francis frequently stayed to meditate and pray.
  • Excellent83%
  • Very good13%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“mount subasio” (10 reviews)
“st francis” (33 reviews)
“taxi ride” (2 reviews)
Closed Now
All hours
Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Via Eremo delle Carceri, 06081, Assisi, Italy
+39 075 812301
Write a Review
Reviews (1,775)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More languages

21 - 30 of 184 reviews

Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

Being on retreat, I decided to make a pilgrim meditative walk up the 4.5km route to the Hermitage of St Francis, Eremo delle Carceri. The route was easy but the climb can be steep at some points. As there was no time pressure, there were...More

1  Thank Jtan1212
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Just a short ride or a nice hike from the center of Assisi the Carceri takes you back in time and place to the time of Francis. It is a must see if you are visiting Assisi.

1  Thank Richard D
Reviewed 15 February 2017

You feel the presence of Saint Francis and the tranquility of the place as soon as you pass the concession stand (inevitable) at the entrance. The chapel, the woods, the simple altars and benches in the woods evoke the spirit of the time.

1  Thank jpsphr
Reviewed 15 January 2017

To go to Eremo delle Carceri is to be transported to another place. When I went there is was so quiet and all you could here was the wind in the trees and the birds singing. An amazing place and I am sure when you...More

1  Thank JDE0911
Reviewed 7 January 2017

wonderful experience you have to visit also the inside, you will love it...I was really impressed!!!

Thank mareblu64
Reviewed 15 December 2016

St. Francis would be startled to discover how easy it is to reach his peaceful sanctuary high on the mountain at the edge of Assisi, but you can still climb on foot if you are so minded. Still an active monastery, it is full of...More

Thank smanning28
Reviewed 26 November 2016

The Eremo is a very special place just outside of Assisi on Mt. Subasio. The grounds are made for peaceful reflection, meditation and/or prayer and include many stops for the visitor that played a significant role in the life of St. Francis.

Thank Ginny B
Reviewed 23 November 2016

Great place to visit and enjoy the quote calm that Francis enjoyed Does require walking on gravel paved trails in shade Chapel at the end is worth staying for a while

Thank cj d
Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

If you manage to struggle your way up there, you will find the cave where Francesco prayed. And a peaceful forest in the mountains. Maybe not a place of our highest priorities..

Thank Kim R
Reviewed 21 October 2016

Had an opportunity to walk to a lovely Mass in the gorge that St. Francis used for quiet contemplation. Quickly became obvious why this is a treasured place. Takes a 15 minute van ride to get to the gate and then a 15 minute uphill...More

Thank RiverCajun
Nearby Restaurants
Hosteria Nova Baccanale Cafe
829 reviews
2.81 km away
Eat Out - Osteria Gourmet
288 reviews
2.72 km away
Ristorante degli Orti
727 reviews
2.92 km away
Pizzeria da Andrea
208 reviews
3.02 km away
Nearby Attractions
San Damiano
951 reviews
2.81 km away
Basilica di Santa Chiara
1,801 reviews
2.98 km away
Cattedrale di San Rufino
576 reviews
2.97 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
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|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
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
Google Translation