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Bosco di San Francesco

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Address: Assisi, 06081, Assisi, Italy
Phone Number: +39 075 813157
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Inspiring woodland walk,

The walk is really lovely through shady reclaimed and well managed woodland. The planting down by the stream is beautiful. It's a peaceful change from the streets and away from... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 9 July 2015
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2015

The walk is really lovely through shady reclaimed and well managed woodland. The planting down by the stream is beautiful. It's a peaceful change from the streets and away from the roads. A new perspective looking up at the Basilica too. There is a suggested donation to visit which supports the work of the environmental project.

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Cabanas, Portugal
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2015

Nice place nice walk easy to do good for kids to very relaxing place when i went was not to many people but is a very big place a fairy wood

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Moscow, Idaho
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2015

The trail through the Bosco is downhill to the bottom of the valley. Good shoes required and a bit of stamina, but it's not hard. We walked it at the end of May; there were still a few blossoms here and there. There's a restaurant at the bottom--Osteria del Mullino--which will likely be full, so a reservation's a good idea.... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2015

As you come out of the Basilica di San Francesco and turn to the left , there is a wooden doorway that leads to a liovely quiet nature trail ,the forest of St Francis. This is very little used and in the congestion that accompanies a visit to Assisi this can be a peaceful walk that descends down a rocky... More 

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Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2015

We had stumbled upon this gem of a walk two years ago, when just my wife and I were in Assisi on business. So, today, as we are in the midst of directing a Study Abroad program with a group of university students, we decided to start the day in Assisi with something special. We had the bus drop us... More 

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Montes Claros, MG
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2015

Come with comfortable clothes and get inside this amazing place where San Francis used to come to meditate. The green area is located in an accidental geography and crosses the city walls. About one hour walking (the way and return). Caution with the snakes, that might appear. Better bring a staff/bat with you to keep them away from you. The... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2015

The trail from the Basilica down to Santa Croce in the valley behind Assisi is very beautiful and well maintained. A very nice sculpture garden at the beginning. From Santa Croce be sure to take the trail back to the Third Paradise, which are fields planted with olive trees where you can look up and see the big castle (Rocco... More 

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Troy, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2015

The service and offerings are excellent. Good for a late supper too. Great sandwiches, pastries and relaxation. Mostly Italians there. Looks directly back at the Cathedral.

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San Lorenzo in Bibbiano
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2015

The countryside surrounding Assisi is stunningly beautiful and this well laid out trail gives one the opportunity to enjoy it. However, be warned that it is almost all downhill on the outward journey with a long climb on the return leg. Therefore, allow plenty of time so that you can enjoy the scenery and the views.

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Calgary
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2015

Our family of four completed our pilgrimage on foot to Assisi with the Bosco as our final approach. We had never been to Assisi before and I cannot imagine a better introduction to St Francis's home. To enter the unassuming gate, briefly be enclosed by the narrow stone street then be awash in the vista of the green and statue... More 

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