Our second day took us from Perugia to Assisi to spend a day in this wonderful town. This was a trip of hill towns in Tuscany and Umbria.
Assisi is named after the popular Saint Francis. He was the son of a rich silk merchant that gave up his riches to live a life of poverty. Assisi is in the region of Umbria, province of Perugia. There are about 27,600 people living there. This is a mountain town with beautiful small streets, a fort and several churches including the Basilica of St. Francis.
Outside of Assisi is a wonderful large cathedral. Inside this church is the small original church of St. Francis. This is well worth a stop on your way to Assisi.
Contains the original church of St. Francis
First view of Assisi on a hill – On the left you can just make out the very large church of St. Francis in Assisi where he is buried
Fun in Assisi on a Merry-go-round
Another church in Assisi
Stairs in Assisi
Streets in Assisi
Piazza in Assisi
Streets lead through an ancient wall
The Basilica of St. Francis opened 1253
A wedding in Assisi
Assisi is a place of St. Francis but it is also a great hill town in Umbria. It is fun to walk the streets, eat in the piazza and watch life and sometimes a wedding go on around you. This is a romantic town worth a visit.
In the afternoon we reluctantly left Assisi and drove to Cortona for the night. More on Cortona tomorrow. Parking in Assisi is in a lot outside the city walls. There are stairs up to the streets of Assisi.
George & Jo Anne