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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 San-Rufino I - 06081 Assisi
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.
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.
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..
Prix Prices from : 67 €
With Wi-Fi access, an on-site restaurant, and a central location, this 3-star hotel is set in a 16th-century building within walking distance to the main sites of Assisi. Set on a hill in the city centre, Hotel dei Priori offers en suite rooms and j..
Via Porta Perlici 7 I - 06081 Assisi
Prix Prices from : 43 €
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..
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.
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.
corso Mazzini 15 I - 06081 Assisi
vicolo degli Archi 6 I - 06081 Assisi
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.
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.