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Bosco di San Francesco

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Address: Assisi, 06081, Assisi, Italy
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It's a little-known fact that visitors to the Shrine of St. Francis can access the woods he and his companions roamed. Although it can be a physically demanding hike, it is a... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Edward W
Savannah, United States
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Savannah, United States
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's a little-known fact that visitors to the Shrine of St. Francis can access the woods he and his companions roamed. Although it can be a physically demanding hike, it is a wonderful way to relax and process the experience of visiting Assisi.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 173 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2016

This huge basilica occupying one end of the Umbrian town of Assisi, is on at least three levels. It is a massive structure, and it is just amazing. It is incredibly ornate, which, somehow, we feel Saint Francis might not have appreciated, but here it is on an enormous scale. You need to go and see it. By the way,... More 

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Virum, Denmark
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Reviewed 27 October 2016

Wonderful and peaceful part of Assisi. Away from the tourists. Walk both paths. Great experience. Have lunch at the Molino.

Thank Kim R
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Reviewed 28 September 2016

Entry is via a gate beyond the Piazza of San Francesco Basilica. At the beginning of the trail is a series of quirky, fascinating sculptures. The trail is shady and not too strenuous. If you go during the hotter months it would be wise to take water with you. However there is water available at the Santa Croce fountain near... More 

Thank Judith H
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 23 July 2016

I guess this could have been a pleasant peaceful walk in different circumstances, but I felt we should have been warned that the paths are gravel, steep in places and require sturdy footwear. On a warm humid evening, I gave up and returned, exhausted to base. This place could be dangerous if you're not careful.

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Fondoambiente, Direttore at Bosco di San Francesco, responded to this review

Dear happytraveller575, we are very sorry that you didn’t feel sure and comfortable following our paths. Probably they were particularly unpleasant and slippery because of bad weather...we normally suggest comfortable shoes telling visitors that the path goes up and down the hills through the woods. Our explanation that day was maybe not exhaustive enough. Looking forward to seeing you again,... More 

Hereford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 11 July 2016

Starting in the St Frances basilica, this walk (operated by FAI the Italian National Trust) takes you down a track with a series of fairly steep sections down to the river valley and the St. Croce church. You go for the cooling and varied walk, not to visit the church. There is a small restaurant in the old mill where... More 

Thank Pinkertonx
Bath, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 May 2016

Lovely peaceful walk through the forest! My wife loved it. Just so peaceful and serine. Can't understand why more people didn't like it????

Thank Malcolm J
Barcelona, Spain
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Reviewed 2 April 2016

This was the highlight of my day in Assisi. We didn't know what we were getting ourselves into and we weren't fully prepared to hike 5km, but it was 100% worth the effort. The peace of the hike, taking us through the old pathway to the monastery... it was wonderful. To spend the afternoon in nature - as St. Francis... More 

Thank RHC1224
Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 12 September 2015

If you want to take a walk, this is a nice trail, but the Bosco di San Francesco is simply not worth the effort if that is the objective. An undistinguished building with a undistinguished church.

Thank JackBSiegel
Tempe, Arizona
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Reviewed 27 July 2015

If you want a break from the city or the sun or the crowds of visitors, take a stroll through the forest of San Francesco. The entrance is through a door in the wall of the garden directly above the Basilica San Francesco. A voluntary donation is requested for hiking the trail down the hill to other attractions.

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