Assisi Travel Guide

  • From the Basilica, June 2006
    From the Basilica, June 2006
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    the view
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Assisi Things to Do

  • Basilica di San Francesco

    the huge and sprawling Piazza Inferiore di S. Francesco is located just beside the entrance to the Upper and Lower Levels of the Basilica and is a large concrete space with wide and sweeping vies of the Umbrian Countryside Below and it also is either the starting point or the end point of a walking tour of the town of Assisi. The Piazza also leads...

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  • Basilica di Santa Chiara

    this will be my pictures of the tomb of Saint Clare if you are a Roman Catholic like me, you would be familiar with Santa Chiara (Sant Claire) who is the founder of the Poor Clares, a Roman Catholic Franciscan Religious Order and was a contemporary of Saint Francis and is the Patron Saint for Television. The Basilica of Santa Chiara is a major...

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  • Temple of Minerva

    The Temple of Minerva (Tempio di Minerva) sits side by side with the Torre Del Popolo on it's right side and the Bar Pasticceria Gelateria la Giada di Bayle on it's right side. This famous Roman Temple dedicated to Minerva is now a Roman Catholic Church named Santa Maria sopra Minerva. The old temple was built in the first century BC by Gneus...

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  • Cattedrale di San Rufino

    San Rufino, located on the homonymous sguare, is the Cathedral of Assisi. The church is dedicated to Rufinus of Assisi, the patron saint of the city and its first bishop. It is said that in 238 AD the town was converted to Christianity by bishop Rufino, who was martyred at Costano, nearby Perugia. According to available sources the cathedral was...

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  • Basilica Santa Maria degli Angeli

    The Basilica of Santa Maria degli Angeli (Saint Mary of the Angels) is a church situated in the plain at the foot of the hill of Assisi in the frazione of Santa Maria degli Angeli. The basilica was constructed in the Mannerist style between 1569 and 1679 enclosing the 9th century little church, the Porziuncola, the most sacred place for the...

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  • Santa Maria Maggiore

    The church of Santa Maria Maggiore is built on the site of a former Christian temple that had in turn been converted from a Roman place of worship. The remains from the Roman times can be seen in the crypt, including capitals and walls. There are also frescoes inside the church which date back from the same period. The church was first cathedral of...

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  • Piazza Inferiore Di San Francesco

    the huge and sprawling Piazza Inferiore di S. Francesco is located just beside the entrance to the Upper and Lower Levels of the Basilica and is a large concrete space with wide and sweeping vies of the Umbrian Countryside Below and it also is either the starting point or the end point of a walking tour of the town of Assisi. The Piazza also leads...

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  • Basilica of San Francesco: Crypt

    this will be pictures of Saint Francis Crypt and Altar inside the Lower Level of the Basilicathe main destination in the town of Assisi is undoubtedly the Basilica of San Francsesco (Saint Francis) of Assisi, which is one of the most famous Saints not only of the Roman Catholic Church but also Venerated by the Anglican Church and the Lutheran...

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  • Basilica of San Francesco: Lower Level...

    more pictures of the lower level of the basilicathe main destination in the town of Assisi is undoubtedly the Basilica of San Francsesco (Saint Francis) of Assisi, which is one of the most famous Saints not only of the Roman Catholic Church but also Venerated by the Anglican Church and the Lutheran Church as well. This huge two level Basilica was...

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  • Basilica of San Francesco: Lower Level...

    this will be my pictures of the lower level of the basilicathe main destination in the town of Assisi is undoubtedly the Basilica of San Francsesco (Saint Francis) of Assisi, which is one of the most famous Saints not only of the Roman Catholic Church but also Venerated by the Anglican Church and the Lutheran Church as well. This huge two level...

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  • Basilica of San Francesco: Sacro...

    this will be the pictures of the Friary (Sacro Convento) of the Basilicathe main destination in the town of Assisi is undoubtedly the Basilica of San Francsesco (Saint Francis) of Assisi, which is one of the most famous Saints not only of the Roman Catholic Church but also Venerated by the Anglican Church and the Lutheran Church as well. This huge...

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  • Basilica of San Francesco: Upper Level...

    more pictures of the upper level of the basilicathe main destination in the town of Assisi is undoubtedly the Basilica of San Francsesco (Saint Francis) of Assisi, which is one of the most famous Saints not only of the Roman Catholic Church but also Venerated by the Anglican Church and the Lutheran Church as well. This huge two level Basilica was...

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Assisi Hotels

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  • Roseo' Hotel Assisi

    Part two of My Rosea Hotel Tips with More Pictures Around. Set Among the Hillside of Assisi just a...

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  • Moderno

    A friendly family run hotel .Single bed and breakfast was 48 euro in March 2011. 50 m from front of...

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  • Berti

    We chose Assisi to spend our 44th wedding anniversary. We just love the town and it is much nicer in...

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Assisi Restaurants

  • Gelateria, Bar and Pizzeria in Piazza...

    One of the popular dining establishment along the Piazza Del Commune of Assisi is the Bar Trovellesi, which is a combination of the Gelateria, Italian Soda Bar, Pizzeria and also serves various Italian and Umbrian meals as well. It is located near the Tempio di Minerva and is packed with hordes of tourists specially during hot days like the day we...

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  • Restaurant & Buffet of Roseo Hotel Assis...

    this will be my pictures of the buffet breakfast part.The Giotto restaurant and patio is one of the three restaurants and one bar inside the Roseo Hotel Assisi complex and is the default breakfast buffet place of the hotel. the restaurant is situated one floor below the reception area via one flight of stairs and it can sit up to 300 people and it...

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  • Main Restaurant & Buffet of Roseo Hotel...

    this will be my pictures of the buffet dinner part.The Giotto restaurant and patio is one of the three restaurants and one bar inside the Roseo Hotel Assisi complex and is the default breakfast buffet place of the hotel. the restaurant is situated one floor below the reception area via one flight of stairs and it can sit up to 300 people and it...

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Assisi Transportation

  • Train

    Bus C go´s every 30 minutes from the train station (buy the ticket at the train station bar/tabacci) to Piazza Unita d´Italia (buy the ticket at the souvenir stall next to the bus stop) for Basilica di San Francesco and to Piazza Mateotti for Cattedrale di Assisi

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  • From the train station to the Town

    Bus C go´s every 30 minutes from the train station (buy the ticket at the train station bar/tabacci) to Piazza Unita d´Italia (buy the ticket at the souvenir stall next to the bus stop) for Basilica di San Francesco and to Piazza Mateotti for Cattedrale di Assisi

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  • Parcheggio Saba- Piazza Giovanni Paolo...

    Parcheggio Saba- Piazza Giovanni Paolo II is the common pick up or drop off area for the big tour groups and individuals and small groups who have rides. you can either start your assisi tour here then walk to Saint Francis Basilica then to other areas of Assisi then end your walking tour at Piazza Porto Nouva along the Stone Gate entrance to...

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Assisi Shopping

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  • Retail Shops and Stores in Assisi

    you would see more souvenir shops rather than retail shops or stores in and around the town of Assisi as it is a major tourist area and many of the roads have souvenir shops and sometimes are side by side with the retail shops and stores. among the retail shops and stores and supermarkets in assisi are La Bottega del Monastero, Cocco Michele, Carla...

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  • Souvenir Shops in Assisi

    The Town of Assisi is another tourism hotspot in Italy not only since two Roman Catholic Saints are buried here but also since the Perugian Countryside is also very rustic and majestic and rivals Tuscany area in North Italy. You would find many souvenir shops and souvenir shopping here as this famous town is a Major Tourist Destination in Central...

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  • figurice

    Buduci da se ja bavim tekstilom meni je na vrh glave bilo krpica pa sam pozornost obratio na ove figurice. Morate priznati da su prekrasne i jedinstvene.Kada se samo prisjetim kakvo li smece i kic nude slicni ducani kod nas, ali ne i samo kod nas, dodje mi da zaurlam. Zar je toliko teško odabrati asortiman iz onoga što se nudi, ili je prava istina...

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Assisi Local Customs

  • Assisi Calendimaggio (Flag Waving)

    As we were in the town of Assisi in May, we happen to chance upon a flag waving ceremony called Calendimaggio which usually occurs during the last three days from Thursday to Saturday of the first week of May and this tradition, the residents are dressed in medieval costumes of which symbolizes the battle between the upper and lower towns of Assisi...

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  • baci perugina italian kiss chocolates

    a favorite in the Perugian region of Umbria in Central Italy is their local version of the chocolate kisses made by the company Baci. This local favorite is made from chocolate filled with hazelnut, wrapped in a multilingual love note such as Italian, English, French, German, Greek, Spanish, or Portuguese and made by the local confectionary Baci...

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  • Proper dress in churches

    As in most of Italy, proper dress is required in churches - you need to cover your shoulders and knees. On my first trip, I had a long skirt and brought a button-down shirt to wear over my tank top. On my second trip, I didn't need to bring extra clothes - I had a skirt that was just below knee length and a top that didn't have actual sleeves, but...

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Assisi Warnings and Dangers

  • The summer heat

    When I have visited Assisi, it was the first half of July, the temperature rises up to 30C degrees and more, so it was very hot. Most of the town streets are narrow and short so you can hide yourself partly in the shadow when strolling around. When climbing up to Rocca Maggiore fortress or in the open city spaces, you might be exposed to the sun...

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  • Summer heat

    In summer, it can get very hot in Italy in general. In places like Assisi where you'll likely be walking a lot (including a lot of uphill walking), it's important to drink lots of water to stay hydrated. And if you need to sit down and take a rest, do so. Also, wear comfortable shoes - with all the walking you'll be doing your feet will thank you.

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  • Not so joyous shopkeepers!

    Ok, Assisi is a very holy place, and I really liked it, but there was one thing that bothered me. Some of the shop keepers had real attitudes. They were not freindly and they were down right rude. They are so jaded by the hordes of tourists that they just don't care. No repeat business anyway, with or without a smile. I found this true in Brugge,...

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Assisi What to Pack

  • My guide book in Assisi

    Here it is my guide books that provided me details about a geographic location, tourist attractions, or most interesting itineraries inAssisi.Casa Editrice Bonechi – Italy. “The Golden Book”. Assisi. 1995, 128 pages.

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  • Packing for Assisi

    My group only went for a day trip to Assisi, so all I needed was my backpack and a money belt. Comfortable shoes are a must since you'll likely be walking and there are a lot of hills. Light clothes if you're going in the summer. Also, remember that you have to cover your knees and shoulders when entering a church, so bring something you can throw...

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Assisi Off The Beaten Path

  • Assisi and Umbrian Countryside

    although the Tuscany Region in Northern Italy is more popular as a countryside destination for tourists who want to have a staycation, the Umbrian countryside here in central Italy and particularly around Assisi is also rustic and Idlyllic and also filled with many countryside homes offering bed and breakfast and various Castles, Abbeys, Inns and...

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  • Nunnery of San Quirico

    A widow named Giovanna di Ghelferio established a community of female Franciscan tertiaries in 1392. Pope Martino V approved the community in 1428 under the Blessed Angelina. Sister Tommasa of San Quirico was named as the leader of the community in Assisi. The community moved to the new location, this one in Via Giovanni di Bonino, where they built...

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  • Strolling around

    When one starts strolling the streets of Assisi at the very first moment will be stroked by the sense of peace and tranquility. The first thing I've noticed is that none of the passers-by in no hurry, no one shouting and nobody does not show any trace of nervousness. Assisi is a really special place, the holy city, which makes people to be much...

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Assisi General

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  • Assisi: Overview

    The town of Assisi is located along Central Italy, in the Umbria Region and the Province of Perugia. The Capital city, Perugia is located 37 kilometers west from the town and the town lies along the slopes of Mount Subasco and has a population of about 28,300 people and like many towns in Italy, it is a walled town and is a famous tourist...

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  • Porchetta

    I love roast pork and while walking along Via Portica in Assisi going to Saint Francis Basilica, I happen to see a meat shop selling porchetta, which is Italian Roast Pork. Porchetta is is a savoury, fatty, and moist boneless pork roast which is stuffed with garlic, rosemary, fennel, or other herbs and salted and then pit roasted for several hours...

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  • Have some Italian Granita

    when we visited the town of Assisi, it was a hot day (and it was springtime!) hence while walking along the Piazza Del Commune from the Basilica of Santa Chiara (Santa Clara) to the Basilica of San Francesco (Saint Francis), we stop by the many restaurants along the Piazza to have a refreshing gelato and the Italian Favorite, the Granita, which is...

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