Saint Francis Woods Visiting Information
Hours: The San Francesco Woodland is open to visitors from April to September 10:00 am - 7:00 pm and October to March 10:00 am -- 4:00 pm (the last visit must begin an hour before closing time). Closed Mondays, and the months of January and February.
Admission: Entrance to the Woodland is free, but a suggested donation of €3 to FAI is appreciated.
Location: Saint Francis Woods is on Mount Subasio behind the town of Assisi in Umbria (see Assisi location on this Umbria map). Entry points can be accessed from the Piazza Superiore of San Francesco at the summit of the woodland or from the Santa Croce Visitors' Center in the valley below. The visitors' center also has a small gift shop and a cafe will be added in the spring.
Website: For more information and updated visiting hours see the San Francesco Website
"Be praised, my Lord, through our sister Mother Earth,
Who feeds us and rules us,
And produces various fruits with colored flowers and herbs."
--St. Francis, Prayer of the Canticle of the Creatures
Umbria, Italy's Green Heart
Saint Francis Sites in Assisi and Italy
There are several places to see Saint Francis Sites in Assisi and nearby. Central Italy has several interesting Franciscan sites related to Saint Francis and his followers. Often in beautiful locations, they are well worth a visit. See Saint Francis in Italy for more places to visit.