La Fortezza

Piazza del Comune, Assisi, Umbria, 06081, Italy
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by P.Forbes

My daughter and I traveled to Assisi in 1997 with a group to see John Paul II for World Youth Days. We went to the local shops, of course. There, I bought 4 wall plates about 4" in diameter of the 4 seasons. They were a peasant family of 3 and were hand painted. I do not remember the shop. A couple of years ago one of the plates (winter) was broken. Does anyone remember the name of any shops that had hand-painted 4" diam. seasonal wall plates? How can I get hold of them?

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by babygrand

I'm going to Assisi in May, I'll try to remember to keep a lookout. But you'll need to contact me after. I'll be home after the 25th.

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by PForbes

Yes, I would love you to look in the shops and, if you remember, to find a wall plate of the seasons for me. They are 4" round. It is winter pastoral setting. They are porcelain and hand painted. Of course I will pay you for it. It is the Winter Scene. Thank you. Pat Forbes

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by babygrand

Where are you? Shipping could be trouble.

Travel Tips for Assisi


by croisbeauty

Ova predivna i jednostavna kuca, a tako lijepa, zapravo je nekakav ženski samostan. Na moju žalost nisam zapamtio (godine eh ) kojem redu pripada ovaj samostan. Nalazi se na južnoj strani grada kada se s glavne pjace spuštate prema crkvi Svetoga Petra i dalje prema bazilici Svetoga Franje.

San Francesco - Lower Basilica

by Polly74

In the Lower Basilica the visitor arrives first at a transept that was built after the building of the church between 1280 and 1300. The lateral chapels opposite the entrance were added between 1350 and 1400. The ceiling of the single nave that runs the entire length of the Lower Basilica is supported by cross vaulting all the way to a semicircular apse at its farthest extremity, which is preceded by a transept with barrel vaulting in its lateral arms. Between 1300 and 1350 a series of chapels were opened up in the lateral wall of the transept and nave, wrecking the frescoes that once decorated the side wall.

Half way along the nave a stairway leads downwards to the crypt containing the remains of St Francis, discovered only in 1818. The crypt was in fact designed in 1822 by Pasquale Belli, and re-worked in neo-Romanesque style by Ugo Tarchi between 1925 and 1932. On the left hand wall of the entrance transept, next to the chapel of San Sebastiano, there is a gothic fresco of the "Madonna della Salute with the saints Antonio Abate, Francis and Rufino“, by Ceccolo di Giovanni (early 15th century).

Truly, a one-of-a-kind exerience

by babygrand

"That's what I though Italy would be like"

Assisi is home to the basilica of San Francesco, and of Santa Clara, but aside from these more famous attractions, you should go there just to visit the town. Narrow little streets, cobblestone, little alleyways that go absolutely nowhere.
The town is perched atop a fairly good hill, so you can look out over the countryside, or you can climb higher and visit the old Norman (?) fortress which sits above the town.
The shops are quite nice. Some real touristy places, but some really nice shops with lace, leather, and other genuine crafts.
There's a pizzaria there that has the best !! pizza in the world, no kidding. It's where the locals eat, and it's a bit out of the way, but it's worth the trip to Italy just to taste pizza done right!
You know how the movies always show cars racing around corners in Italy and people jumping into the doorways, well that really happens here!


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 La Fortezza

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Address: Piazza del Comune, Assisi, Umbria, 06081, Italy