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.
We inform our kind visitors that from 12 December to 7 January it will be possible to visit the Benedictine Complex of Santa Croce and the Third Paradise, the Land Art work of the Master Michelangelo Pistoletto from 10:00 to 16:00.
From Tuesday 12 December the entrance to the FAI-Bosco di San Francesco located on the Piazza della Basilica Superiore will be closed to allow the completion of the forest cutting project in the area of the path leading to the Santa Croce Complex.
On Mondays and on 24, 25, 26 December and 1 January the Bosco will be closed.
In the winter period, extraordinary openings possible only for groups or exclusive visits.
In order to book and to verify openings and closures, please click here.
In order to book and to verify special openings and closures, please click here.
Ticket entranceFAI 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
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.
Main entrance, specially marked, from the square of the Upper Basilica of San Francesco.
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.
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
Visitors with disabilities and, when applicable, their caregiver have free access, in accordance with M.D. 507/97 updated to M.D. 13/2019 and L.104/92.
A reduced ticket is required in case of guided tours, events and other additional services.
Guide dogs and therapy dogs with a training certificate for assistance to persons with disabilities are allowed, always on a leash, both in the Park and inside the Church.
Bosco di San Francesco is accessible to persons with intellectual disability thanks to the “Bene FAI per tutti” project in collaboration with L’Abilità.
For persons with reduced mobility: difficult access to the property.
Please contact us for further information.
Comfortable clothing and shoes are recommended.
Dogs are always welcome but must be kept on a leash at all times.
Only guide dogs and assistance dogs with a training certificate for accompanying people with disabilities are welcome in the Chiesa