Assisi Pictorial

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.

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Contains the original church of St. Francis

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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

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Fun in Assisi on a Merry-go-round

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Another church in Assisi

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Stairs in Assisi

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Streets in Assisi

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Piazza in Assisi

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More stairs

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Streets lead through an ancient wall

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The Basilica of St. Francis opened 1253

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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

 

Categories: Assisi, Europe, General Travel, Italy, Mountain Towns, Parking Garage, Romance, Small Towns, Traveling without a tour, Umbria | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

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2 thoughts on “Assisi Pictorial

  1. I love Assisi. I cannot imagine I would ever tire of visiting this gorgeous city.

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