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 an-Francesco I - 06081 Assisi
St Francis' life was ironic, in that he spent his life preaching humility, renunciation, and poverty, yet after he died the austere and bare churches he pictured were embellished with unprecedented splendour. And it was a Franciscan, Brother Elius, w..
P.za anta-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..
Prix Prices from : 70 €
Set in a 16th-century building in the heart of Assisi, Hotel dei Priori is 200 metres from Basilica of Santa Chiara. It offers elegant accommodation with antique furnishings and a frescoed conference hall with free Wi-Fi. Air-conditioned rooms at 3-..
Corso Mazzini 35 I - 06081 Assisi
Prix Prices from : 38 €
Hotel Sole is set just 100 metres from Assisi Cathedral, in the heart of the historic centre. It features a restaurant offering traditional Umbrian cuisine and en suite rooms. Rooms at the Sole can be in the main building, where the restaurant and r..
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 ..
via Fontebella 25 I - 06081 Assisi
via Giovanni Renzi 2 I - 06081 Assisi
via F. lli Canonichetti I - 06081 Assisi
via Patrono d'Italia 70 I - 06081 Santa Maria degli Angeli
corso Mazzini 15 I - 06081 Assisi
vicolo degli Archi 6 I - 06081 Assisi