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Eremo della Carceri, Assisi
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Set in a gorge on Monte Subasio, Eremo della Carceri served as a place of worship and solitude for St. Francis of Assisi during the 13th century. Explore the paths and archways of the retreat, which have been expanded over the centuries since St. Francis' death. Admire the complex's stonework, set on a hillside at an elevation of 791 m (2,595 ft). Wind your way through inner courtyards and small chapels to the cave of St. Francis. A small group of Franciscan monks use the monastery now. The hike up to the monastery—even from the parking lot—is somewhat steep. Add Eremo della Carceri to your Assisi travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Assisi itinerary maker.
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  • Something every pilgrim that will follow St. Francis footsteps have to experience. Here he together with their meditated Fansiskaner-brothers in caves in the terrain. Wear good shoes! It will be a part in tight and slippery hiking trails.
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  • Immersed in the greenery of mount Subasio, can be reached on foot is a nice walk uphill from Assisi, could take better green areas.
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  • go with time to enjoy all that this place can offer you. rest outdoors where Francis and his brothers meditated
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  • This is a very rich spiritual location. It is the location where a monastery structure was built over Saint Francis' cave and there are a network of trails, alters, caves, and vistas of beauty.
  • Pristine trails that offer some needed silence away from the crowds. Great place to walk & reflect.
  • Amazing scenery, it is incredible to walk into the cave where St. Francis lived...a must see when you are in Assisi!
  • It was a rainy afternoon and very cool crisp air with birds chirping. It wasn't difficult to see how Francis could come up here to be with the Lord away from the Assisi crowd.
  • This is a wonderful spot to really sense some of Saint Francis atmosfere. Just to walk sit and feel.