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All reviews mount subasio st francis beautiful retreat quiet meditation magical place steep climb walk up very special place his life spiritual experience caves forest heritage trail nature solitude prayer
Be warned this is quite a long way from the city and the city maps underestimate the distance..A stiff climb over a few kilometres. But I did it and I am 70. Very moving site. No refreshments availabe at the hermitages and picnics forbidden.
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
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.
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
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
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.