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The Festivavl of magical places

On Sunday 15th April the Woods’ Festival starts in Umbria.

An event for adult and children to discover some of the most beautiful areas of cultural interest in Umbria, among animals and species of rare and mysterious plants.

Next Sunday, St. Francis of Assisi’s Wood will be the first protagonist of the six days.

 

The event will start with a series of botanical experiments for kids, whereas for adults there will be the possibility to get to know thanks to a naturalistic walk in the wood.

 

In the afternoon, instead, it will be the turn of the “Kids make-up artist”, of the snack in the wood and of guided excursions.

 

The event aims at enhancing these green lungs as well as areas of cultural interest, by offering to the visitor the possibility of having fun, of participating in short conferences and open-air laboratories, with the partnership of Arpa Umbria.

 

Tickets

FAI members, Full price and Reduced-price ticket (kids 4-14 years old): € 5,00

 

How to get there

GPS N 43° 4' 31.70” E 12° 36' 23.58”

By car: Higway E45 Cesena-Orte; take SS. 75 per Foligno and exit to Ospedalicchio Sud, than SS.147 to Assisi.

 

Contact

FAI - Bosco di San Francesco

Tel. 075.813157

Email: faiboscoassisi@fondoambiente.it


Some information about  St. Francis of Assisi’s Wood.

Woodland was renovated by FAI and Intesa Sanpaolo in 2008. 

It’s 64 hectares of nature, amid wooded tracts, cultivated fields, walls of pink stone, clearings and olive groves

 

Through a gateway in the wall surrounding the square in front of the Basilica Superiore in Assisi, you enter a narrow path that leads to the foot of the city centre.

Making your way into the woodland, you come first to the bed of the River Tescio and, next to it, you can see the Benedictine nuns’ convent that now is home to the FAI information point; the Romanesque church of Santa Croce; a mill that was operational until the early 20th century and now housing a trattoria serving meals to visitors; the remains of a hospital; and an ancient 14th-century tower erected to defend an early factory.

 

 

Climbing to the top of the tower you get the “Third Paradise”, a piece of land art by renowned artist Michelangelo Pistoletto, which takes the form of 121 olive trees arranged in a double row to form three large, tangential circles (of which the central one is the largest), and featuring a 12-metre-high pole to symbolise the union between heaven and earth.




Other Woods’ Festival dates 

 

April 29th (Orvieto)  Ecomuseo Paesaggio degli Etruschi

May 13th (Perugia) Forabosco di Collestrada

May 27th (Foligno) Bosco igrofilo di Colfiorito

June 10th (Umbertide) Monte Acuto - Monte Corona Parco per le Energie Rinnovabili

June 17th (Marsciano) Rocca di S. Apollinare Torre Colombaia – Fondazione Agraria

 

More information here

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