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Address: Via Eremo delle Carceri, 06081, Assisi, Italy
Phone Number: +39 075 812301
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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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A must visit place of peace

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Vienna, Austria
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Vienna, Austria
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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New York City, New York
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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 13 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

The Eremo is not a tourist spot, but a place for quiet and reflection. Set in the high Umbrian hills above Assisi, the mountain setting provides fine panoramas. Entering through the Santuario, you go down a sharp and claustrophobic stairway To visit the caves. This hermitage was a getaway spot for St. Francis to pray and reflect. There is also... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

Go here first before anywhere else in Assisi - its where St Francis walked and meditated. The setting, forest paths, and building are very calming and will put you in the proper frame of mind before the onslaught of tourist shops and larger formal churches in Assisi.

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Province of Alicante, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

We took a taxi there, uphill all the way from town, and walked back down through the deciduous forest. The visit was unforgettable. The place is wonderfully maintained with woodland walks as well as the ancient buildings preserved so tastefully, illustrating monastic life centuries ago. Don't miss it !

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