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  • 1 Saint-Françis' basilica Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Religious buildings

    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..

  • 2 Saint-Clare Church Recommended Recommended

    Religious buildings

    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.

  • 3 Ermitage des Prisons Recommended Recommended

    Religious buildings

    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..

  • 4 street Saint-François Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    v. San-Francesco I - 06081 Assisi

    This street, flanked by Renaissance and medieval houses, is home to the pilgrims' oratory at No.13, decorated with frescoes by Matteo da Gualdo.

  • 5 Saint Peter's church Interesting

    Religious buildings

    P.za San-Pietro I - 06081 Assisi

    The Benedictines between 1029 and 1268 built this Romanesque church.

  • 6 Church of Saint-Mary-of the Angels Interesting

    Religious buildings

    S 147 I - 06081 Assisi

    This 16C basilica surrounds the Portioncule built around the Millennium that St Francis named Clare the Bride of Christ in. It was in the neighbouring Chapel of the transit that he died on October 3 1226. In addition to the beautiful frescoes dedicat..

  • 7 Cathedral Interesting

    Religious buildings

    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.

  • 8 Town-Hall Square Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    P.za del Comune I - 06081 Assisi

    This square is home to Minerva temple (1 BC), which was remodelled as a church. Left of the converted church stands the palace of the nations Captain (13C).

  • 9 Saint-Damien Convent Interesting

    Religious buildings

    S 147 I - 06081 Assisi

    The convent and neighbouring church located under the cypress and olive trees, are connected with the history of Saint Francis, as it was here that he had the revelation and composed The Canticle of the Creatures. The humble and austere interior is a..

  • 10 Fort

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    P.za della Libertà Comunali I - 06081 Assisi

    This fortress located right at the top of the town is a beautiful example of 14C military architecture with a keep offering visitors a superb view over the town and countryside.

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