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Bosco di San Francesco

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Lovely hike

Bosco di San Francesco is a lovely walk through the woodlands below the Basilica of San Francesco... read more

Reviewed 10 November 2017
Martine A
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Greenwich, New York
Walking in the footsteps

If you are here in Assisi to walk in Saint Francis' footsteps take the time to walk through the... read more

Reviewed 12 October 2017
lollygal
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New York City, New York
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  • Average7%
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“peaceful walk” (3 reviews)
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Reviewed 10 November 2017

Bosco di San Francesco is a lovely walk through the woodlands below the Basilica of San Francesco. You can find the entry along the wall on the left hand side when you exit the upper basilica. The hike is approximately half an hour long, through...More

Thank Martine A
Reviewed 12 October 2017

If you are here in Assisi to walk in Saint Francis' footsteps take the time to walk through the woods and experience the natural pull and feel of the area. It is inspirational and beautiful

Thank lollygal
Reviewed 10 September 2017

Bosco di San Francesco, an enchanting place, very quit, out of time full of charm; L'atmosphere of the trees, the smell of the landscape and beautiful views: a nice tour to meditate and very restful.

Thank Manuela L
Reviewed 9 August 2017

this is a beautiful place not just to enjoy the beauty of nature but also where to relax and think in peace and quiet. The scenery is stunning. At the Terzo Paradiso you can also reflect on the meaning of the Land Art masterpiece by...More

Thank Mont92
Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

This is a beautiful walk through woods. They ask an offering of 2euro per person. In the beginning there are 2 wonderful statues to inspire peace among people of all religions...these are beautiful. You then walk through the woods on a solid gravel/dirt path. This...More

Thank milwmomof4
Reviewed 31 March 2017

It's a little-known fact that visitors to the Shrine of St. Francis can access the woods he and his companions roamed. Although it can be a physically demanding hike, it is a wonderful way to relax and process the experience of visiting Assisi.

Thank Edward W
Reviewed 8 December 2016

This huge basilica occupying one end of the Umbrian town of Assisi, is on at least three levels. It is a massive structure, and it is just amazing. It is incredibly ornate, which, somehow, we feel Saint Francis might not have appreciated, but here it...More

Thank Peter T
Reviewed 27 October 2016

Wonderful and peaceful part of Assisi. Away from the tourists. Walk both paths. Great experience. Have lunch at the Molino.

Thank Kim R
Reviewed 28 September 2016

Entry is via a gate beyond the Piazza of San Francesco Basilica. At the beginning of the trail is a series of quirky, fascinating sculptures. The trail is shady and not too strenuous. If you go during the hotter months it would be wise to...More

Thank Judith H
Reviewed 24 July 2016

I guess this could have been a pleasant peaceful walk in different circumstances, but I felt we should have been warned that the paths are gravel, steep in places and require sturdy footwear. On a warm humid evening, I gave up and returned, exhausted to...More

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Fondoambiente, Direttore at Bosco di San Francesco, responded to this reviewResponded 28 July 2016

Dear happytraveller575, we are very sorry that you didn’t feel sure and comfortable following our paths. Probably they were particularly unpleasant and slippery because of bad weather...we normally suggest comfortable shoes telling visitors that the path goes up and down the hills through the woods....More

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Response from Mont92 | Reviewed this property |
the main walk leading to the Cathedral lasts 40 min one way, mainly in the shadow. The walk towards the "terzo paradiso" masterpiece lasts 20 min.
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