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Eremo delle Carceri

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Perfect antidote to the hectic pace of life

This place was a highlight on a recent holiday to Italy. We were advised to go early and when we... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Emma S
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Southampton, United Kingdom
Visit the cell of St Francis, the hermitages of the brothers.

This is a long walk from Assisi which is good if you are making it a pilgrimage but I would... read more

Reviewed 9 August 2018
69marianf
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The retreat high in the mountains above Assisi where St. Francis frequently stayed to meditate and pray.
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Via Eremo delle Carceri, 06081, Assisi, Italy
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

If you go with a tour, the pace will impede you from understanding the tranquility that must have surrounded Francis when making his decision to serve...the rock warn bed, remoteness of the compound, the quaint chapel and its remoteness on the side of a hill...a...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We decided to drive up to the hermitage and spend more time in the surrounding forest than on the steep climb. We got there too late as there were several groups and so instead of a place of meditation and serenity we ended up with...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place was a highlight on a recent holiday to Italy. We were advised to go early and when we arrived at 8am we were one of only another family there. It really was a humbling experience to reflect, think and admire the tranquility and...More

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Reviewed 9 August 2018

This is a long walk from Assisi which is good if you are making it a pilgrimage but I would recommend saving energy to walk through the woods and visit the tiny hermitages built by the monks. If you go on a Sunday you can...More

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Reviewed 2 August 2018

This is an update on a review I wrote in 2015. Eremo hasn't changed but I appreciate it more with each visit. I decided to try my stamina by taking the route along the road this time, mainly because as an over 50 woman, hiking...More

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Reviewed 27 July 2018

It’s powerful to think of St Francis and St Rufino and others seeking solitude, prayer and peace while in this very location. I was especially touched by the grottoes of each of these men. I’m a spiritual person and felt a true sense of the...More

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Reviewed 24 July 2018

The Eremo delle Carceri is situated in the hills above Assisi. A short drive up a steep hill, it is walkable, but I don't recommend it unless you are fit, especially in hot weather. We took a taxi up and they left us there and...More

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Reviewed 20 July 2018

This was a beautiful and moving place to visit. We were misinformed that you could hike there on a nice wooded path, but we didn't find a path, and walked for miles up a steep road. A storm blew in while we were there and...More

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Reviewed 17 July 2018

Do take the time to visit the Hermitage and Caves - a truly memorable part of Assisi. Can be reached on foot for the intrepid, but if so, do go in the cooler part of the day.

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Reviewed 26 June 2018 via mobile

It its amazing that such sacred places are still available to visit: St Francesco lived and prayed here with his brotherhood 800 years ago, and it is miraculous that today we invited to feel the atmosphere of their life at this Sanctuary. You will see...More

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NatandDav
23 June 2018|
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Response from franco m | Reviewed this property |
sì è strada asfaltata, in salita ma fattibile
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Response from fvanhulsen | Reviewed this property |
Opposite the entrance is a parking place. If you go before or around 10:00 in the morning, it won't be to bussy and without busses. May God bless you. Felix van Hulsen.
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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.
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