A Day Trip Pilgrimage to Assisi, Italy

A Day Trip Pilgrimage to Assisi, Italy, Assisi, Italy (B)

If it weren’t for one man, the story of the small Italian town of Assisi would be vastly different. The town would have been relegated to the still prestigious ranks of being yet another awfully scenic hilltop town. But this is not the case and it’s all thanks to the pious St. Francis of Assisi. As a student of European history, I’d come across his name time and time again, seeping into my subconscious and driving me to visit Assisi when I got the chance last December.

Situated only a short distance from the city of Perugia in the heart of Umbria, I decided to make a day trip out to Assisi on the train. True to form, I hadn’t really done much research about the town, but I figured the birthplace of such a prominent figure was bound to have some sights of interest. And yes, there are plenty of attractions related to St Francis, but Assisi turned out to be far less one-dimensional than I could have possibly anticipated. I many not be religious, but what follows was my personal little pilgrimage to the enchanting town of Assisi.  ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: A Day Trip Pilgrimage to Assisi, Italy
Guide Location: Italy » Assisi
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: David Johnston
Read it on Author's Website: http://www.travelsewhere.net/assisi/
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Basilica di San Francesco d’Assisi
  • Piazza del Comune
  • Tempio di Minerva
  • La Bottega die Sapori
  • Cathedral of San Rufino
  • Basilica di Santa Chiara
  • Rocca Maggiore
  • Rocca Minore