Title: Beautiful Assisi
Category: Destinations We Visit on Our Norcia Vacations
Author: Daniele Pintaudi Updated: Jan 30, 2019 Views: 6,319
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Beautiful Assisi

Birthplace of St. Francis of Assisi

Assisi is one of Italy's most popular tourist destinations. It was the birthplace of St. Francis, who is the patron saint of Italy and the founder of the Franciscan Order. As such, Assisi is an extremely popular destination for religious pilgrims.

Besides the religious aspect of Assisi, it is also a beautiful Umbrian town with much to offer. As a large tourist destination, the streets are lined with shops selling all kinds of things from clothing to souvenirs.

High atop the hill, the 14th century Rocca Maggiore castle is another 'don't miss' in Assisi.

Because of the religious and historical importance of Assisi, the United Nations has designated Assisi as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Getting There

This is a destination on our Wine & Cooking Under The Tuscan & Umbrian Sun itinerary.

If you are not coming on one of our tours, you will find Assisi 12 miles from Perugia.

Hours for the Basilica:

Lower church: 6 :00 AM-7:00 PM

Upper church: 8:30 AM-7:00 PM - 6:00 PM during winter months

The Treasury and Perkins Collection: Easter to Oct: Mon-Sat 9:30 AM -7 PM


Entry to the Basilica is free, but you can rent an audio guide before entering for a nominal fee.

Need to Know

Budget a couple of hours to see the Basilica.

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