What to do Pictures of Italy




written by Chiara Guzzetti

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Spending a day in Assisi, Italy, is like stepping back in time. I wandered the winding cobblestone streets uphill and down, looking in shop windows and just soaking in the atmosphere of a medieval city in Europe. While going to Assisi, set your itinerary in a way that you will not waste time searching this large area.

If arriving by train or bus start at the Portiuncula, which is located near the train station in the valley, in which St. Clare's inncorrupt body is located inside the Marian Shrine of "Our Lady of the Angels." Here you will find the original small Church which St. Francis first built.

There are buses that will transport you to the upper part of Assisi to the enormous Shrine of St. Francis. As you walk through the cobblestone streets you can also find small restaurants where you can stop for refreshments or something to eat. When you enter the Basilica of St. Francis, start at the upper level and work yourself down to the lower level and basement. allow yourself at least 3hrs inside, so as to take in the religious and historic beauty of the medevial church along with the many Masses that may be said here.

For the full tour and time here in Assisi give yourself or group at least 6 hrs in total. Assisi is a beautiful, clean town, boasting all the characteristics of the "old world".


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