Priest in Assisi
Assisi is a major pilgrimage destination for the faithful Catholics. You could easily walked pass priest strolling in the streets of Assisi. The Franciscan order can be easily identified with brown robes and only a rope as belt.
Just give them a wave, and they will pose for you. This priest had been rather patient with me as it took me quite a while to get the composition and angle I want.
Through Via Porta Perlici and Vicolo S. Lorenzo a well-signed path leads you to Rocca Maggiore, from Piazza Mateotti there you can also go by car. Rocca Maggiore is worth visiting it not only because of the magnificent view over the city, Valle Umbra and valley of Tescio.
Basilica di S. Chiara
Basilica of St. Clare is an outstanding example of Gothic-Italian architecture, built in the second half of the 13th century and perhaps designed by Filippo da Campello.
The Basilica is attached to the Church of St. George, in which the body of San Francesco was buried before being transferred to its present location.
The construction of Basilica is characterized by three large flying buttresses, which are attached to the left side of the building, while a slender bell-tower with a spire rises up from the apse. The beautiful facade in three orders, decorated by two coloured horizontal bands of stonework, has a beautiful rose window and a portal.
The interior, in the form of a Latin cross with a single nave, is simple and bare. A flight of steps leads down to the Crypt where the mortal remains of St. Clare are contained in a glass coffin.
In the right transept is a painting depicting St Clare and "Scenes from the Life of St Clare", believed to be by Cimabue.
At the side of the Basilica stands the imposing Monastery of the Poor Clares.
Assisi is a beautiful town, although there are so many tourist it is very Italian, with some great little trinket shops and cafes.
The streets are vey hilly and sometimes cobbly, so that is something to keep in mind.