Walk to Assisi from the Train Station
If you are able to do so, I highly recommend walking to Assisi from the train station instead of taking the bus. It's only a 30 minute hike, and the scenery is so tranquil and romantic. You'll feel like you're in another world.
You won't need a map to do the trek. All you have to do is walk in the direction of the medieval city on the hill.
It'll give you a more intimate introduction to Assisi than you could ever get on the bus.
Donald de Leon
Palazzo del Capitano del Popolo
Built between 1212 and 1305, this was the first public building to be erected in Piazza del Comune.
The facade of the building contains the measures for silk, linen and wool, as well as the outlines of bricks and roof tiles used in building.
The first fresco in the cycle of the life of St Francis shows the Palazzo del Capitano del Popolo without the upper part of its tower, which was not added until 1305.
Restoration work carried out in 1927 considerably altered the original appearance of the building.
La Rocca Minore
La Rocca Minore (the Small Fort) had very important military purpose in the past. It stands on the top of the hill to the right of the Great Fort (La Rocca Maggiore), to which it was once connected and which predates it. Today it is in a pretty bad conditions and closed for the public.
This is a little hill town north east of Rome. It's close to Ancona and just an hour's drive from Fabriano. This is where the devastating earthquake occurred in '97 and damaged part of the famous Saint Francis cathedral.
The famous Saint Francis cathedral.
It's a lovely little town, and a very nice place to spend an afternoon.