Assisi


Assisi is a splendid Umbrian village nestled on the hills of Mount Subasio. In 2000 it was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. It is the birthplace of San Francesco (1181-1226) and Santa Chiara (1194-1253) and convey an atmosphere of profound spirituality to its visitors, through the Franciscan message of peace and brotherhood.

What you can see in Assisi  in one day

The religious sites will be the first stop of your visit. At the Basilica of San Francesco you can visit the Saint's tomb and admire the masterpieces of some of the most important Italian artists of all time: Giotto, Cimabue and Simone Martini. The Basilica of Santa Chiara is a small church in the Umbrian Gothic style: here you will find some important relics of St. Chiara and St. Francis. Piazza del Comune is one of the most beautiful squares in Italy. Here you will see Palazzo dei Priori, the thirteenth-century Palazzo del Capitano del Popolo with the Civic Tower and the surprising Tempio di Minerva, a Roman building built between 40 and 30 BC, whose facade is perfectly preserved.

How to get to Assisi from Relais dei Magi

It can be reached in approx. 70 minutes via Regional Road 220.

Luca & Giulia tips. 

The Rocca Maggiore of Assisi is extraordinary. It offers you the opportunity for a suggestive walk among centuries-old walls. From here you can admire the panorama of the city and its surroundings.

 

 

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