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Assisi is superbly situated on the side of Monte Subasio in the heart of Umbria. The city is very high and can be seen from afar, and from inside the city there are the most beautiful views over the countryside

The town is exceptionally well preserved and is absolutely worth a visit if you enjoy history. The influential Order of St. Francis was founded here, named after the child of the town the holy Saint Francis of Assissi. To this day it is the largest catholic order in the world. Consequently the town acts as a magnet for catholic pilgrims and is very popular with historically interested tourists from all over the world.

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The atmosphere in the town is quite unique and should be experienced if at all possible. Despite the large of amount of tourism that Assisi attracts, the town is still cosy.

The city's main attraction is the San Francesco church, a great big church split into two levels. Here you can see frescoes of the famous painters Cimabue and Giotto from the 13th Century. There are many other churches in Assisi which are definitely worth a visit. For example, Santa Chiara church built in honour of St. Clare, the San Damiano Church of Christ Cross, who spoke to San Francesco and led him to choose faith and an ascetic life rather than what he had previously full of alcohol and women. Above the town is La Rocca, the city's fortress. From here you can enjoy stunning views of the city and the whole area, and it is a fine place to have a picnic.

 
 

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