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Assisi

ASSISI: SPIRITUALITY, RELIGION AND ART

written by Chiara Guzzetti

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The ideal tour covers the basilica of Santa Maria degli Angeli, which houses the small church and the chapel of the Transit Porziuncola of St. Francis, the church of San Damiano, the New Church, the Oratory of San Francesco Piccolino, Cathedral San Rufino, the church of Santa Maria Maggiore, the Basilica of Santa Chiara, and finally the basilicas of St. Francis (Upper and Lower).

A short distance from the walls of Assisi, in Mount Subasio, you can visit the Hermitage of the Carceri, where St. Francis retired in prayer.

ASSISI: OTHER GUIDES

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    written by Alexandra Evans

    Assisi is a small Umbrian town in central Italy, located 12 miles East of Perugia at an elevation of 1,300 feet. Assisi is best known as the birthplace of St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of Italy, the founder of the Franciscan order,... continue

  • Art and culture in Assisi

    written by Alexandra Evans

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  • Calendimaggio

    written by Chiara Guzzetti

    Among the folklore events, the Calendimaggio festival is the most famous. It’s a festival of profane origin, during three days and starting on the first Thursday of May (the second Thursday when the first one is the 1st of May) It’s the celebration... continue

  • Assisi Town Hall Square

    written by Chiara Guzzetti

    Piazza del Comune (the Main Square of the town) is situated at the heart of the town and built on the site of the ancient Roman forum. The square is surrounded by ancient medieval buildings, and a fountain stands in the middle. To the side of the... continue

  • Assisi and the Basilica of Saint Clare

    written by Chiara Guzzetti

    The Basilica of St. Clare is an outstanding example of Gothic-Italian architecture, built in the second half of the 13th century and perhaps designed by Filippo da Campello. The Basilica is attached to the Church of St. George, in which the body of... continue

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