Assisi is one of the most beautiful villages in Italy, the destination of numerous pilgrimages, it is certainly the holiest village, homeland of the revolutionary St. Francis of Assisi , the man who decided to strip off all his possessions to lead a life more charitable and poor and who founded the Franciscan order to induce the church in this transformation. Click here to find out more about the Saint’s history.                          Here are the monuments not to be missed if you are in the city:

  • Basilica of San Francesco , a majestic work designed to amaze and excite the visitor, recognized as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. The Basilica is made up of two parts, the Lower Church inside which houses, under the altar in a simple crypt, the remains of the Saint; and the Upper Church, where it is possible the magnificent frescoes by Cimabue that tell the Crucifixion, the Scenes of the Apocalypse and the Stories of St. Peter, but above all the cycle of frescoes, executed and supervised by Giotto , which tells some scenes from the life of Saint Francis. To find out more details about the basilica click here.
  • Eremo delle Carceri , a sacred and solitary place where St. Francis used to go to pray and meditate. It is the perfect place for anyone who wants to fully enjoy the peace and tranquility that this place is able to transmit and enjoy the mystical effect that the sunlight gives to the hermitage by illuminating it.
  • The Basilica of Santa Chiara , built in the 13th century after the death of Santa Chiara, founder of the order of the Poor Clares who, fascinated by the preaching of St. Francis, fled home at the age of 18 to embrace religion.
  • Cathedral of San Rufino is incredibly the main place of worship in Assisi dedicated to the patron saint of the town.
  • Church of Santa Maria sopra Minerva , an ancient temple of Roman origin that fascinates thousands of visitors every year.
  • Temple of Minerva , now transformed into a church.

In addition to all these places of worship that attract pilgrims from all over the world, it also has monuments of great historical and cultural importance, the main ones are:

  • The Roman Amphitheater , which traces the ancient past of the city;
  • Rocca Maggiore , the fortress where Frederick II of Swabia also lived, and which today represents the ideal place to admire and photograph Assisi in all its splendor:
  • Piazza del Comune , built on what was once the Roman forum of the city, today can be visited along an interesting museum itinerary. It is a very suggestive square: here, in fact, some of the monuments and symbolic buildings of Assisi are located and overlooked. Among the buildings stand out:
  • Palazzo del Capitano del Popolo with the nearby Torre del Popolo;
  • Palazzo dei Priori, now the Town Hall;
  • Palazzo delle Poste.

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