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Things to do in Assisi

Things to do in Assisi

Tucked on the slopes Monte Subasio, Assisi is a lovely medieval town that’s small (around 25,000 people) and famous for being the birthplace of St. Francis. Assisi is a hilly town, so keep that in mind if you decide to go in the summer, especially if you decide to explore on foot. And actually, walking is a great way to see Assisi. You can look at all of the medieval houses and shops or just roam around the cobblestone streets that will all mostly eventually lead to the basilica of St. Francis. Once you reach the basilica and go inside, you’ll be treated with the beautiful frescoes of the Giotto school all around.

Things to do in Assisi

Classic view of famous Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi (Basilica Papale di San Francesco) in beautiful golden evening light with dramatic clouds in the sky at sunset, Assisi, Umbria, Italy

Things to do in Assisi

Famous Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi (Basilica Papale di San Francesco) at sunset in Assisi, Umbria, Italy

Things to do in Assisi

Impressive medieval Assisi town – religious center of Umbria. Italy – Things to do in Umbria

Things to do in Assisi

Interior of the famous Basilica of San Francesco d’Assisi (Papal Basilica of San Francesco) at sunset in Assisi, Umbria, Italy

The San Rufino Cathedral is also a must see while in Assisi with its majestic façade and museum. After the cathedral, head for the Piazza del Comune, which is at the center of town. Here you’ll see the Palazzo del Capitano del Popolo and its clock tower, as well as the impressive church of Santa Maria Sopra Minerva.

Assisi tends to be one of Italy’s most popular places to pilgrimage since it’s the home of St. Francis, so it can be very busy. However, many tourists tend to just be day-trippers. For a more enjoyable time, try spending the night in Assisi and get out in the evening to explore since the streets are much quieter then.

Things to do in Assisi

Visiting medieval Assisi is a sporty activity, you can walk through the streets till you reach the top of Assisi, where you have a stunning panorama.

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