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Welcome to Assisi

Birthplace of both Saint Francis and Saint Clare, Assisi is one of the most atmospheric medieval hill towns in Italy. Pilgrims and art lovers travel here to admire the UNESCO-listed Basilica of Saint Francis and its groundbreaking fresco cycle by Giotto, but the town is also a treasure trove of Roman ruins, medieval architecture, and sacred Franciscan sites. In the surrounding hills of Umbria, the scenic patchwork of vineyards, olive groves, and farmland is a paradise for wine tours and tastings, cooking lessons, truffle hunts, and home dining experiences.

Top 8 attractions in Assisi

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Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi (Basilica di San Francesco d’Assisi)

Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi (Basilica di San Francesco d’Assisi)

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Birthplace of St. Francis and one of Italy’s most atmospheric hill towns, Assisi is best known for its glorious Basilica of St. Francis. The UNESCO-listed pilgrimage site is a treasure trove of medieval art. Visit the soaring upper church, the somber lower church, and Francis’ tomb in the crypt.More
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Basilica of St. Clare (Basilica di Santa Chiara)

Basilica of St. Clare (Basilica di Santa Chiara)

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Francis may be more famous, but Assisi was the birthplace of another extraordinary saint: Clare, founder of the Order of Saint Clares and one of the most ardent early followers of Francis. This soaring basilica dedicated to this important female saint is one of the most magnificent in Assisi, and home to her remains and sacred relics.More
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Assisi Basilica of St. Mary of the Angels (Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli)

Assisi Basilica of St. Mary of the Angels (Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli)

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Like the architectural version of a Russian doll, the Basilica of Santa Maria degli Angeli is a church within a church. The grand basilica, one of the largest in the world, was built over and around the tiny 13th-century Porziuncola, a humble stone chapel where St. Francis founded his order and began the first Franciscan community.More
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Chiesa Nuova

Chiesa Nuova

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The medieval hill town of Assisi is best known for the magnificent Basilica of Saint Francis, but this UNESCO-listed landmark isn’t the only important church. Despite its name, Chiesa Nuova (or New Church is one of Assisi’s most historically significant churches, constructed in the 17th century to mark Saint Francis’ birthplace.More
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Pozzo della Cava

Pozzo della Cava

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The clifftop town of Orvieto sits above a hidden warren of tunnels and caverns dug through soft tufa bedrock from the time of the Etruscans to the 20th century. Discover this underground network with a visit to Pozzo della Cava, an Etruscan well enlarged in the 16th century that leads to ancient caves, kilns, and a cistern.More
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Porziuncola Museum (Museo della Porziuncola)

Porziuncola Museum (Museo della Porziuncola)

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Part of the Basilica of Santa Maria degli Angeli complex, the Porziuncola Museum (Museo della Porziuncola) is a repository of artwork and archival documents related to St. Francis. Pilgrims, art aficionados, and those wanting to take a deeper dive into the saint’s life and teachings will enjoy this small but exceptional collection.More
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Basilica of St. Francis (Basilica di San Francesco)

Basilica of St. Francis (Basilica di San Francesco)

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The Basilica of St. Francis (Basilica di San Francesco), a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Assisi, is a popular European pilgrimage site. The complex of two churches commemorates Saint Francis of Assisi, founder of the Franciscan Order, who is buried here. Plans for the basilica commenced upon his death in 1226 and were completed in 1253.More
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Temple of Minerva (Tempio di Minerva)

Temple of Minerva (Tempio di Minerva)

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Long before Saint Francis was born in Assisi, ancient Romans inhabited Asisium, as the town was known for millennia. A striking testimony to these Roman roots is the handsome Temple of Minerva, which has the most intact Roman temple facade in Italy and is a must for Roman architecture enthusiasts.More

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