is a municipality situated in the province of Perugia, in Umbria, central Italy
. It is widely known in the boot-shaped peninsula as the city where St. Francis lived and prayed, and Assisi still bears witness to the legendary lifestyle of the saint. For this reason, it is generally considered a spiritual destination, but any tourist with a passion for art, culture and natural scenery is sure to be mesmerized by its beauty! When you intend to visit Assisi with a party, Coach Charter Germany
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If you're wondering which places you can visit in Assisi, here are some tips from the bottom of the list. Keep in mind that our Coach Charter Germany Airport Shuttle and Tour Bus Coaches are the perfect way to get around the city quickly and comfortably.
1. San Francesco Basilica
It may be one of the most famous basilicas in Italy and a must-see for any tourist with a passion for religion or art. The Basilica of St. Francis is very large, so there is a path that is usually suggested: from the lower square along the lower church, then to the tomb of St. Francis, then to the cloister of the Sixth IV and the upper church, and finally to the upper square where visitors can see the beautiful skyline of Assisi. The churches are full of marvelous art in a variety of fashions, including Giotto's frescoes – a must!
2. The Tempio of Minerva
Situated on one of the most beautiful squares in Italy, as well as the focal point of Assisi 's politics and nightlife, Piazza del Comune, Tempio di Minerva is a temple dating back to ancient Rome
that was later converted to serve the Christian faith; now it is the Church of St Mary above Minerva. The entire façade, including the six Corinthian columns, is original, which means that it lasted more than 2,000 years! This temple bears witness to the Roman civilization that gained Assisi in 295 BC and later became a Roman municipality.
3. Basilica of Santa Chiara
Stretched on two sides by flying arches, the Basilica of St. Clare is decorated with pink and white stripes of stone from the nearby Mount Subasio. With a single nave and two small chapels, the building of the church is plain, with a bell tower rising behind it. It bears the name of St. Clare, the other saint who lived in Assisi and helped make this city famous both in Italy and abroad.
4. Rocca Maggiore
With Rocca Maggiore 's stories dating back to 1174, this place is one of the best places outside of central Assisi where tourists can enjoy a beautiful view of the city while visiting another historic building. Located on the top of the hill above Assisi, Rocca Maggiore allows all its visitors to enjoy a panoramic view of the city and the Umbrian valleys below, reaching all the way from Perugia to Spoleto. There are permanent exhibits inside the medieval building that demonstrate what life was like in the Dark Ages.
5. Palazzo del Capitán del Popolo
Dating back to the second half of the 13th century, this palace used to be the center of local politics and the residence of the so-called People's Captain. It was remodeled in very twentieth-century fashion in 1926 and the ground floor was adorned with paintings portraying the medieval career of Adalberto Migliorati. It also has a 47-metre-high tower that used to house the family of Captain and now stands as another example of the medieval norm of Assisi.
6. The Cathedral of San Rufino
The Cathedral of St. Rufin is dedicated to the patron saint of the city and is also the Duomo of Assisi. Located in the north of the town of Umbria, it rises to the top of the site that used to be the Roman town hall of Assisi, the ancient Roman equivalent of what is now called Assisi. The façade is both a masterpiece and an epitome of Umbrian Romanesque architecture, and its tripartite structure anticipates the three naves from which the interior space divides – a truly magnificent creation to be seen!
7. Eremo delle Carceri's
Located at 800 meters above sea level, on the slopes of Mount Subasio, Eremo delle Carceri is another important part of the life of St Francis. In fact, that is where the saint used to retire in order to devote himself to contemplation. Located only five kilometers from Assisi itself, it is surrounded by a thick vegetation that enhances the spiritual quality of the region. The name contains the Italian for "hell" as its dungeons first housed the hermits and then St. Francis and his companions who lived an austere life in solitude.
8. The Basilica of Santa Maria degli Angeli
This is the place where Saint Francis spent some time in his life listening to the Word of God and founded the Order of Friars Minor in 1209. St Francis restored the decrepit church that once stood here and gave it to the Benedictines to make it the center of his newly formed brotherhood. Today it is one of the most famous basilicas in Italy and must be visited in central Assisi!
9. Via San Francisco
Any tourist who happens to be in Assisi can not forget the street that takes its name from St. Francis, the most famous saint of the region. Starting from the Basilica of St. Francis, Via San Francesco will take you through the meanders of its fascinating history. There is, for example, Palazzo Giacobetti, a noble palace dating back to the 17th century and containing some interesting books, such as the Bible of St Louis of Toulouse
, with beautifully designed miniatures, and St Francis' own Laudes Creaturarum, the first example of Italian literature.
10. Forum Romano
This ancient Roman forum is presented as a subterranean counterpart of the modern medieval square in Assisi. In ancient times, the forum was the fulcrum of any kind of action, be it economic, political or religious.
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