Assisi Around Florence

Assisi is a town in the province of Perugia, lying in the Umbria region of Italy. It is famously known for the birthplace of St. Francis more commonly know in Italyas, San Francesco. St. Francis is the founhder of the Franciscans, a Roman Catholic religious order.

Heres a bit of info on how to get there:

By train: there are few direct trains to Assisi from Rome. Or else one can get down at Foligno and take the next train to Assisi. It will take about 2 hours of travel. The station of Assisi is located a few miles from the town. Just take tickets from the news agent within the station that costs 80 cents.

By air: The closer Ryan air flights to Assisi is the Perugia airport. There are no direct buses from the airport so or you take the shuttle into the Perugia center then take a bus to Assisi or directly take a taxi.

By car:

  • Coming from Florence click here
  • Coming from Milan click here
  • Coming from Rome click here

The Basilica of San Francesco d’Assisi is the main attraction in Assisi. The Church was built in 1228, into the side of a hill and comprises two churches known as the Upper Church and the Lower Church, and a crypt where the lies the remains of the Saint. After the two massive earthquakes in ’97 a large part of the Saint’s life cycle frescos  have been destroyed. Yet it still is one of the most beautiful cities for its simplicity and cultural heritage.

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