Assisi is a small, medieval town located in the heart of Italy. Most renowned for being the birthplace of St Clare and St Francis, the town has historical, religious and artistic significance which draws tourists from all over the world. Although not the busiest of towns, there are still plenty of attractions making Assisi an interesting place to visit.
Things to See and Do
As said above the main attractions are centred around religion and art. There are a variety of churches that are definitely worth visiting even if you aren’t religious. The most notable of these is the Basilica of San Francesco d’Assisi which has now been given World Heritage status. The Franciscan monastery dates back to the 13th century and really is a sight to behold. The landscape of Assisi also boasts two medieval castles. The largest one dates back to the 14th century and is truly enormous. It is said to be the size it is to intimidate people who visit although most tourists are amazed by it nowadays. This again is a World Heritage site.
Assisi has a rich history when it comes to art and there are a variety of art galleries to visit in the town. Some of Italy’s best artists are from Assisi itself and their works can be found in a variety of places throughout the town.
The town of Assisi is relatively easy to get around on foot although be warned that it is very hilly and so it is very easy to get out of breath. If you are visiting during the summer months or if you are not too keen on walking your best option would be car hire Assisi. The anycarhire.com website can help you to compare the prices of the car hire companies operating in the area, and you can also book online before you travel.