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
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.
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..
This 12 Romanesque Cathedral stands out for its magnificent façade that is balanced by its windows and decorations. St Francis, Clare, and the future emperor Frederic II of Hohenstaufen were baptised in the fonts on the right.
Corso Mazzini 15 I - 06081 Assisi
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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-..
Via Porta Perlici 7 I - 06081 Assisi
This 2-star hotel is just 50 metres from Assisi's San Rufino Cathedral, in the heart of the mediaeval city. Parking areas are 100 metres away Hotel San Rufino offers 11 standard rooms plus 9 rooms in the adjacent annex of Albergo il Duomo. San Rufi..
Corso Mazzini 35 I - 06081 Assisi
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 Eremo delle Carceri 1/a I - 06081 Assisi
For the young chef at this restaurant, the use of almost exclusively Umbrian produce is a matter of pride. Guests will be pleasantly surprised by the elegant creativity that transforms and highlights the regional specialities on the menu.
vicolo della Fortezza 2/b I - 06081 ASSISI
This restaurant is just a stone's throw from the Piazza del Comune. It has two simply furnished dining rooms on the first floor and offers friendly service and regional cuisine with a focus on Umbrian produce.
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
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.
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.