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WALKING IN THE WOODS Assisi, Bosco di San Francesco | April-December 2023

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SAN FRANCESCO WOOD

Open Tuesday to Sunday 10.00am – 7.00pm last admission 5.00pm

Entrances:

Square of the Upper Basilica of San Francesco in Assisi

Benedictine complex of S. Croce – Free parking – Via Ponte dei Galli snc

Comfortable clothing and sports shoes are recommended

 

RATES 2023

Individual admission: Adults €6 – Reduced (6-18 years) €3 – FAI member free

Group (min 15 pax): Adults €4 – Reduced (6-18 years) €3

Guided tour by reservation (min 15 pax): Adults €12 – FAI member and Reduced (6-18 years) €6

Guided tour in foreign language contact the property for a quote

Sunday GUIDED TOUR WITH THE DIRECTOR starting at 11:00 from the entrance on the square

of the Upper Basilica in Assisi

 

Picnic with a view

25 April, 1 May, 2 June at 11.30

A guided walk to the terraced olive grove, which extends over a hill surrounded by greenery from which you can

it enjoys a suggestive view of the Basilica of San Francesco: a special opportunity to enjoy a place

not normally accessible to the public. Participants will be provided with an eco-friendly kit for the picnic; The

basket can be ordered independently from the Osteria del Mulino.

 

Olympics of the forgotten games

May 21, 11.00-13.00/16.00-18.00

A big open-air party dedicated to children: a leap into the past to rediscover the charm of games

once popular, simple but fun. A day in contact with nature where the little ones

participants will compete in various team competitions: sack race, flag-snatch, wheelbarrow, game of

spoon and tug of war. Collectively, the games will form a single point-based competition course

winning team. There will be a race session in the morning and a repeat session in the afternoon.

 

Woodland Festival

June 11, 10-18

Ten Woods, ten different and fascinating stories. Each forest will be the scene of activities for families, days

dedicated to the discovery of a secret world populated by rare and mysterious animals and plant species.

The event aims to enhance the woods of the region as places rich in biodiversity, culture and

local traditions through an effective and joint communication campaign, offering the visitor the

opportunity to have fun, to participate in short conferences and workshops in the open air. Forest day

Saint Francis.

 

SUMMER EVENINGS

 

Stargazers for a night

June 24th, 6pm

After an introductory lesson dedicated to the June solstice sky in the garden of the Benedictine convent

of Santa Croce, the actual observations will follow in the clearing of the Third Paradise. In collaboration

with the “StarLight, a planetarium… between your fingers” Association.

11 August, 9pm

After an introductory lesson dedicated to the astronomical phenomenon of the Perseids, typical of mid-August,

in the garden of the Benedictine convent of Santa Croce, the actual observations will follow in the

clearing of the Third Paradise. In collaboration with the “StarLight, a planetarium… between your fingers” Association.

Querida Amazonia, an exciting evening dedicated to the Amazon

1st July, 9pm

An evening dedicated to the Amazon forest in collaboration with CAMS.

 

Goodnight concert

July 15th, 9pm

The “bedtime concert” is a special appointment that involves listening in relaxation mode

immersed in the nature of Michelangelo Pistoletto’s land art work. An invitation to indulge in

music with all the senses and, why not, to dream cradled by the sound of musical instruments. Bring plaid and

cushion.

 

bat night

29 July, 9pm

An evening entirely dedicated to bat friends in the company of young experts: under the starry vault,

we will study its movements and flight. The hunt will be aimed only at learning to love and respect them,

forgetting every ancestral fear, by the Hyla Naturalistic Study.

 

Night creatures

19 August, 9pm

The forest at night comes alive and is populated by mysterious and shy creatures. In silence we will go in search of

their tracks and other signs of their presence: badgers, wolves, owls, barn owls, moths and fireflies will be some

of the many protagonists of our evening. In the company of a Naturalist, we will go on a journey into mystery

and in the dark of night.

 

Landscape day

September 10, 10-18

Tenth edition of the “Panorama Day”, organized by FAI and Fondazione Zegna in some of the

most evocative landscapes of Italy. Guided tours by experts to tell the landscape in which it is

immersed the Good.

 

SUMMER EVENINGS

 

Stargazers for a night

June 24th, 6pm

After an introductory lesson dedicated to the June solstice sky in the garden of the Benedictine convent

of Santa Croce, the actual observations will follow in the clearing of the Third Paradise. In collaboration

with the “StarLight, a planetarium… between your fingers” Association.

11 August, 9pm

After an introductory lesson dedicated to the astronomical phenomenon of the Perseids, typical of mid-August,

in the garden of the Benedictine convent of Santa Croce, the actual observations will follow in the

clearing of the Third Paradise. In collaboration with the “StarLight, a planetarium… between your fingers” Association.

Querida Amazonia, an exciting evening dedicated to the Amazon

1st July, 9pm

An evening dedicated to the Amazon forest in collaboration with CAMS.

 

Goodnight concert

July 15th, 9pm

The “bedtime concert” is a special appointment that involves listening in relaxation mode

immersed in the nature of Michelangelo Pistoletto’s land art work. An invitation to indulge in

music with all the senses and, why not, to dream cradled by the sound of musical instruments. Bring plaid and

cushion.

 

bat night

29 July, 9pm

An evening entirely dedicated to bat friends in the company of young experts: under the starry vault,

we will study its movements and flight. The hunt will be aimed only at learning to love and respect them,

forgetting every ancestral fear, by the Hyla Naturalistic Study.

 

Night creatures

19 August, 9pm

The forest at night comes alive and is populated by mysterious and shy creatures. In silence we will go in search of

their tracks and other signs of their presence: badgers, wolves, owls, barn owls, moths and fireflies will be some

of the many protagonists of our evening. In the company of a Naturalist, we will go on a journey into mystery

and in the dark of night.

 

Landscape day

September 10, 10-18

Tenth edition of the “Panorama Day”, organized by FAI and Fondazione Zegna in some of the

most evocative landscapes of Italy. Guided tours by experts to tell the landscape in which it is

immersed the Good.

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