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Eremo delle Carceri, Assisi

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World heritage site · Religious Site · Historic Site
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Set in a gorge on Monte Subasio, Eremo delle 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. See Eremo delle Carceri and all Assisi has to offer by arranging your trip with our Assisi online trip itinerary planner.
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  • It's incredible to realize San Francesco lived here. You can see places where he prayed and slept. The doors/corridors are very narrow - the place is definitely different from others. Around - there.....  more
    It's incredible to realize San Francesco lived here. You can see places where he prayed and slept. The doors/corridors are very narrow - the place is definitely different from others. Around - there.....  more »
  • Quiet, forested retreat. Wander about, watch for short doorways (!), sit, breathe Views are wondrous. 
    Quiet, forested retreat. Wander about, watch for short doorways (!), sit, breathe Views are wondrous.  more »
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  • The exact place where our faithful St Francis lived all his life. It's a holy ground, very peaceful environment for a deep meditation and also you visit the room of our faithful St Francis. You connect your life with the heavens when u get here.
  • What a powerful and majestic place this was. You feel the area had a completely different vibration here than just down the rode. Impressive to see where Assisi’s hermitage was and where he walked, etc.

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