Things to see and do - Assisi
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Assisi Travel guide
Assisi : Michelin's recommendations
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..
Via Porta Perlici 7 I - 06081 Assisi
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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 15 I - 06081 Assisi
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
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 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 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.
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.
vicolo degli Archi 6 I - 06081 Assisi
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.