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Eremo delle Carceri

Via Eremo delle Carceri, 06081, Assisi, Italy
+39 075 812301
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A special and spiritual place

We walked the 4kms up the Monte Subasio to Eremo dells Carceri. It was extremely hot but felt like... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Carol T
Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom
Eremo delle Carceri / Assise

It was the refuge in the mountains of Assisi, of Sant François of Assise, now it's a small... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Manuela L
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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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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  • Very good13%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
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Via Eremo delle Carceri, 06081, Assisi, Italy
+39 075 812301
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We walked the 4kms up the Monte Subasio to Eremo dells Carceri. It was extremely hot but felt like a mini pilgrimage and seemed to give more meaning to the visit. It is the most beautiful place where St Francis and his followers retreated from...More

Thank Carol T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was the refuge in the mountains of Assisi, of Sant François of Assise, now it's a small monastery for visits, a quit and simple hermit refuge, for relax and meditations; Assisi is in the province of Prerugia, it's a place of pilgrimage.

Thank Manuela L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Solitude and silence and the sacred radiation of the holy men with Saint Francis may bless everyone who comes here to pray.

Thank fvanhulsen
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We decided to walk the path up to the hermitage on a hot July day. At 55 years old and not in the fittest form, at times we wondered why. As we got closer, we were very happy we did. Just to walk the same...More

1  Thank DonnaS123
Reviewed 9 August 2017

A beautiful retreat from the same business which probably urged Saint Francis to come up here. It is a bit of a hike, but all on good road; bring water. No photography once inside...absolutely wonderful

Thank RMCat915
Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

We were recommended to come here. What a find. It was very quiet when we came and the monks made us so welcome. What a tranquil and calm place. Beautiful views. Astounding history. We then recommended it to all our guests when they came for...More

Thank Emily C
Reviewed 17 July 2017

We drove up and there is space for parking. It's quite an uphill 4klm walk from Assisi but many seem to travel the way of St Francis. Delightful buildings set in cool woodlands (so good on a hot day tho if you walk up to...More

Thank Karl S
Reviewed 14 July 2017

St.Francis' hermitage was the highlight of my stay in Assisi. It is a place of meditation where one can take the easy walking trail or venture into the more difficult , strenuous hikes where St.Francis used to meditate / pray. The sacred silence & intoxicating...More

Thank sunday25
Reviewed 24 June 2017

It is a peaceful and lovely place nested in the forest. For us a must-see in the surroundings of Assisi.

Thank Laurence M
Reviewed 21 June 2017

We started out walking up the 4km via the nature trail, then about 1/2 way up realized that the cutoff to the Eremo was closed via gate. We turned around and went to a store nearby to have them call a cab for us, as...More

3  Thank Kathy M
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12 March 2016|
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.
Terri V
14 May 2015|
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Response from batt1968 |
Hi Terri, I just came back from "Eremo delle carceri" , I used my car but I saw three taxis out the Eremo , the tour is free and you can visit it from 09 am to 18.30 pm. "Eremo delle carceri" is not far from Assisi, since... More
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