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Address: Via Eremo delle Carceri, 06081, Assisi, Italy
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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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One of the most wonderful place in Assisi

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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95 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 go there you take that peace with you. I recommend other to visit this site.... More 

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Bozeman, Montana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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Clearwater, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 peace. Lovely walks in the surrounding woods an added bonus.

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Vienna, Austria
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Carmel, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 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

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Virum, Copenhagen, Denmark
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3 of 5 bubbles 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..

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Lafayette, Louisiana, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 walk to get to the site. Somewhat strenuous. But worth the walk. Beautiful and quiet.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

We were in a rental car so drove up to the retreat. Along the way are switchbacks and amazing views of the Umbrian countryside. This is said to be a 2.5 km hike up on several trails, which I am sure is beautiful. However, I would drive or take a taxi. Walk down if you will. It is very steep... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

This sanctuary is relatively easy to get to from Assisi either by car or within reasonable walking distance up the road into the Monte Subasio National Park. As an added bonus there is the Porta Cappucini an ancient gateway to go through. At the entrance is a kiosk selling a few drinks (and the inevitable souvenirs) and on first entering... More 

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Essex, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Well worth the time and energy to trek to this spot. It was raining when we visited which only added to it's serenity. Very grateful for all the reviews which encouraged the visit. The highlight of our visit to Assisi.

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