Bosco di San Francesco
In 2011, the San Francesco Woodland (Bosco di San Francesco) was opened to the public. This area of about 12 acres boasts tranquil walking paths that allow visitors to experience Assisi's forest and all its natural beauty. It's an intact piece of the Umbrian countryside, promising silence at the foot of the great Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi. Through a door in the wall of the square in front of the Upper Basilica of Assisi, you'll enter a narrow path that leads to a wide valley floor, at the foot of the city center. Some see the walk as a new form of pilgrimage into history, so come and explore the sacred area with its 64 hectares of nature, between woodland and cultivated fields, pink stone walls, clearings and olive groves.