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    Porta San Francesco
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    Assisi in Umbria

    by croisbeauty Updated Jan 24, 2015

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    Favorite thing: During my stay in Perugia, which I visited targeted because of the Umbria Jazz Festival, one morning I spent in the nearby Assisi, which is the birthplace of St.Francis. I am not a believer but I feel great respect for the teaching of a man who tried to restore the Catholic Church its real roots.
    City of Assisi is located at the foot of Monte Subasio and its roots go back to the Roman times when it was established under the name of Municipium Asisium. In 238 AD the town was converted to Christianity, by bishop Rufino, who was martyred at Costano nearby Perugia.
    Assisi is place of pilgrimage, linked with St.Francis who shares honors with St.Catherine of Siena as the patron saint of Italy. Besides being a birthplace of St.Francis Assisi is also a birthplace of St.Claire, who was his follower and the founder of the Order of Poor Ladies, better known as The Clarisses or The Minoretes.
    The Franciscan structures of Assisi are the part of UNESCO World Heritage, since 2000.

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    Porta San Francesco

    by croisbeauty Updated Jan 23, 2015

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    Favorite thing: The old core of Assisi has medieval structure and it was enclosed by the city walls which have been destroyed during the centuries. Today, only a traces of the city walls can be seen around. There were several entrances into the city and most of the gates are very well preserved. On the pictures you can see the most of the city gates, such as Porta di San Francesco, Porta di Mojano, Porta di San Pietro and Porta Santa Chiara.
    There are still 8 gates left in Assisi.

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    Via Portica and other streets

    by croisbeauty Updated Nov 3, 2013

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    Favorite thing: Via Portica is probably the most beautiful street in the town, if not, it is at least the most pitoresque one because of its complete medieval structure. The town itself is situated on the slope of the Monte Subasio and most of the streets are short, narrow and curved. I've realy enjoyed in exploring this in particularly charming town.

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    Assisi

    by Kuznetsov_Sergey Updated Nov 18, 2012

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    Favorite thing: I was fortunate to visit Assisi in August of 1996 just a year before it was hit by two devastating earthquakes, that shook Umbria in September 1997 . Massive damage was caused to many historical sites.

    Assisi is a town in the province of Perugia in the Umbria region, on the western flank of Monte Subasio.
    It was the birthplace of St. Francis, who founded the Franciscan religious order in the town in 1208, and St. Clare (Chiara d'Offreducci), the founder of the Poor Sisters, which later became the Order of Poor Clares after her death.

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    Via San Francesco

    by croisbeauty Updated Dec 16, 2005

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    Favorite thing: Via San Francesco is the largest street of the historic centre of the town, it connects Basilica of San Francesco and the main square. The street is sheer in most of its length and demanding when passing in from the direction of basilica.

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    Piazza Santa Chiara

    by croisbeauty Updated Dec 16, 2005

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    Favorite thing: Piazza Santa Chiara is the biggest square of the town, situated at the other pole of the historic centre right opposite to the Basilica of San Francesco. Many tourists and pilgrims use it as the resting place, especially in the hot summer days, because not many spots in the city can offer such a shade. There is a beautiful fountain in the middle of the square and many tourists use it's water for refreshing.

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    Visit a Mystical Hilltop Town

    by Goner Updated Jul 23, 2003

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    Favorite thing: I had seen many churches on this trip to Italy, but the Basilica di San Francesco was memorable because I was familiar with the story of St. Francis. He had such an impact on this world and even here in California where I live. The 21 missions that are built along the coast in California were built by the Franciscan order of monks. These missions honor St. Francis with the statues and paintings found in the missions. My San Juan Capistrano and Oceanside pages under California are a tribute to the work of these Franciscan monks. The simplicity of architecture of the church in Assisi has been duplicated in these missions, and has been replicated in the mission style furniture which is popular in California.

    Fondest memory: Visiting Assisi was realizing a childhood fable. Although St. Francis was a Catholic saint, he has been honored by all Christian faiths.

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    Stay Away on Weekends and Religious Holidays

    by pigletsmom Updated Jan 27, 2004

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    Favorite thing: I can't stress this enough. So many visitors you can't walk. I was lucky, I stayed 3 nights in Assisi, so I was able to see the city when the tourists finally left.

    San Francesco with tourists
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