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.
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,... 更多
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... 更多
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.
Dear happytraveller575, we are very sorry that you didn’t feel sure and comfortable following our paths. Probably they were particularly... 更多
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... 更多
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... 更多
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.
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.