Bosco FAI di San Francesco
A visit to the Bosco of San Francesco, a wonderful example of the italian rural landscape, is an interior adventure in search of harmony. You are invited to walk along the narrow path that begins at the Basilica of San Francesco passing through wooded sections, cultivated fields, clearings and olive groves. Reaching the valley you will find a little Benedectine Complex of Santa Croce that includes a church, a mill and the remains of a monastery. You can walk along a second path that brings you to a very impressive clearing where you can admire a land-art work created by Michelangelo Pistoletto for the Bosco of San Francesco.
There is also the possibility of having lunch or a cup of coffee at the Osteria del Mulino, a very cosy little restaurant inside an old water mill. Otherwise there is a very nice PIC-NIC area with tables and benches. All the area was restored by FAI, FONDO AMBIENTE ITALIANO, a partner of the National Trust.
The entrance from the Piazza Superiore di San Francesco and the info-point at the Benedictine Complex of Santa Croce are open as follows:
·From April to September 10.00 am – 7.00 pm
·From October to March 10.00 am – 16.00 pm
Open every day except for Mondays – (but open on public- holiday Mondays). July and August: open also on Mondays.
Winter closure: from January 7th to February 28th.
For information and group visits please call the Visitor Centre.
·To support the activities of our Property we ask for a contribution of € 5,00 (children € 3,00).
·At our Benedictine Complex we organize events, concerts, activities for children.
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