Bosco di San Francesco, Assisi © FAI

Bosco di San Francesco

The other half of Assisi

Bosco di San Francesco eng


From April to September from 10AM to 7PM

Ticket prices

FAI members: free, Adults € 6 Children (6-18 years): € 3


+39 075 813157

An intact piece of the Umbrian countryside in the center of Assisi. A place of harmony and silence at the foot of the great Basilica of St Francis of Assisi; a walk through this landscape becomes an inner journey – one that inspired Michelangelo Pistoletto to create a stunning work of land art: the “Third Paradise” - 121 olive trees arranged in a double row to form three large, tangential circles.
Available guided tour, thematic tour, olive oil tasting and production as well as a visit on your own.

Woodland donated to FAI by Intesa Sanpaolo in 2008


Opening times

The Bosco di San Francesco is open to public from March to the beginning of January.
March: from 10am to 4pm
April to September from 10am to 7pm
October to January from 10am to 4pm


Ticket entrance
FAI members:
free admission *
Full: € 6
Reduced (6-18 years): € 3
Children up to 5 years: free admission
Students up to 25 years: € 4
Residents of Assisi: € 3
Family: (2 adults and children 6/18 years): € 16
Groups minimum 15 pax: € 4
National Trust members, Bienfaiteurs Amis du Louvre members, people with disabilities and a companion: free admission

Ticket entrance with guided tour (90’)
The tour is conducted form the Director or a professional guide.
FAI members: € 6
Full: € 12
Reduced (6-18 years): € 6
Children up to 5 years: free admission
Family: (2 adults and children 6/18 years): € 28

Getting there

By car
From the E45 Cesena-Orte highway: follow the signs for Assisi (SS 75), exit Ospedalicchio Sud (SR 147), continue on Via Campiglione - SR 147, turn left on Via San Vittorino and continue until the signs for the car parks at the Benedictine Complex of Santa Croce, in the navigator set the Parking of Santa Croce - Via San Vittorino.

On foot
Main entrance, specially marked, from the square of the Upper Basilica of San Francesco.

Guided Tours & Group Visits

Guided tours for groups and special visits are available, in Italian and foreign languages, upon reservation.
Discounted rates for groups of at least 15 (with guided tour) or 20 paying people.
For more details and to request a quote, click here.


Recommended car parks in Assisi: “Giovanni Paolo II” and “San Giacomo” car parks.
Parking for cars on Via San Vetturino at the Benedictine complex of Santa Croce. Parking for buses and coaches at the start of Via San Vetturino.


In the Bookshop at the Benedictine Complex of Santa Croce, discover the FAI products, you can also buy extra virgin olive oil from the Bosco di San Francesco.

Food & Drinks

There is a fully equipped picnic area, with the option to reserve tables.

Osteria del Mulino
The evocative setting of the woods and olive groves of the FAI - Bosco di San Francesco houses an ancient mill transformed into a restaurant. At the Osteria del Mulino you can enjoy an interesting and appetizing selection of Umbrian cuisine recipes.

From Tuesday to Sunday: 9am - 2,30pm


Disabled visitors can access free-of-charge those FAI properties that are open to the public by showing their ANMIC (Associazione Nazionale Mutilati e Invalidi Civili) card.

Access to the site is challenging for people with mobility problems. Please contact the property for more information.

Good to know

Comfortable clothing and shoes are recommended.
Dogs allowed on a leash.

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