Things to see and do - Assisi
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St Francis’s message completely changed the destiny of Assisi. Nowadays, the saint’s ideals of poverty and simplicity are more evident in his rural hermitage retreat than in the San Francesco basilica. However, as a result of his spiritual ideas, a new style of painting was born in this magnificent building, as demonstrated by the frescoes by Cimabue and Giotto. After the dramatic earthquake in 1997, restorers had the task of reassembling these masterpieces from nearly 300 000 separate pieces.
Tourist attractions Assisi : Things to see and do
P.za San-Francesco I - 06081 Assisi
This giant basilica consecrated in 1253 marks the Franciscan movement led by Brother Elius towards architectural splendour and decoration. It consists of a sober and bulky inferior Basilica decorated with frescoes (by Simone Martini) and a tall and s..
P.za Santa-Chiara I - 06081 Assisi
This Church, built between 1257 and 1265 of a Gothic structure similar to the later Saint-Francis' Church is fronted by a terrace dominating the harmonious Umbrian countryside. Inside are 14C frescoes illustrating the life and work of Clare.
S 444 I - 06081 Assisi
In a green beech forest from which a flock of birds flew from when he blessed it, Saint Bernardino of Sienna founded this retreat. Francis and his disciples liked to retire there treating it as a prison to clean their souls of "The tiniest speck..
Piazza Chiesa Nuova 6 I - 06081 Assisi
Set in the heart of Assisi, the Alexander Hotel is in a small square, just 800 metres from St. Francis' Basilica. You can admire a 360° view across the historic centre from the rooftop terrace. Free Wi-Fi is available. Air-conditioned rooms, set on ..
Via San Rufino 6 I - 06081 Assisi
Hotel Trattoria Pallotta offers its own restaurant and panoramic views of the historic centre. Set in an ancient area of Assisi, it is a short walk from the Duomo cathedral. The family-run Hotel Pallotta features a panoramic lounge area, and a free ..
Piazza Santa Chiara, 13/15 I - 06081 Assisi
Hotel Roma is in the heart of Assisi, next to the Basilica of Santa Chiara. Its simple rooms have a LED TV, free Wi-Fi, and a private bathroom. Specialities from Assisi and the entire Umbria region, together with vegetarian options, are served at th..
vicolo della Fortezza 2/b I - 06081 Assisi
A stone's throw from Comune Square, the establishment boasts two simple rooms and offers regional dishes that have been creatively interpreted. Family service with a great deal of courtesy.
via Brizi 1 I - 06081 Assisi
Characteristic atmosphere in the room with the walls in stone and the arched ceiling in brick, adjacent room in a more modern style; pleasant service in summer under a pergola.
vicolo degli Archi 6 I - 06081 Assisi
via Montecavallo 19 I - 06081 Assisi
Trattoria not far from the Basilica di S. Ruffino, in a quiet area where there are few tourists: authentic environment and open fire in the dining room; local cuisine.
piazza del Vescovado 8 I - 06081 Assisi
All of Assisi is talking about this restaurant. It is housed in a 16C patrician mansion with elegant rooms adorned with frescoes. The menu features a range of eclectic, imaginative dishes with a good choice of local specialities.
corso Mazzini 15 I - 06081 Assisi