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    Kat Von B (Travelinggreek)
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    5 Oct 25, 2013

    I loved the charm of this beautiful town in the heart of Umbria. It's eerily quiet almost peaceful something rare in most of Italy.
    There is also so much to see the Basilica of St.Francis is the highlight but just wandering around the side streets is an experience not to be missed.

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    Molly Freedenberg
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    5 Oct 20, 2013

    The fascinating home of St. Francis (and St. Clare) is a beautiful hill town with lovely views of the countryside and a ton of churches with interesting histories. But it's also just a cute town, with a maze of alleyways lined with shops and restaurants and bars. It's definitely a tourist trap, but rightly so.

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    Rachel E.
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    4 Sep 10, 2013

    When I was planning my trip to Assisi so many people described it as a Catholic Disneyland, overhyped and packed with kistchy shops and busloads of tourists. I'm so glad I went anyway.
    Is it crowded some times: Yes, but most of the major sites are massive and have plenty of room for people.
    Are their kitschy shops: Yes, but the same type you would see in any town in Italy that has tourists...nothing new there.
    Are there quieter Umbrian towns:Yes, but I know I probably would have gotten bored had I not stayed in Assisi with its many sights, nature trails and vineyards.

    I really liked Assisi and I recommend staying at least two days so you can get the full effect of this gorgeous hill town.

    PS: Hill town literally means hill town as in, the entire thing is a hill. Even when you go downhill it feels like uphill so be prepared to take it slow and enjoy the journey.

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    Alex L
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    5 Aug 21, 2013

    One of the most peaceful places in the world. It can get crowded around Christian holidays and in the height of the summer, but many visitors come for just the day to see the St. Francis of Assisi basilica. You can stay here at night and have the side streets practically to yourself.

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    Julia P
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    3 Aug 02, 2013

    A lovely Umbrian hill town, and home to Saint Francis, the Catholic saint who loved animals and gave up all his wealth to found his monastic order. The Basilica is a lovely church, with the underground grotto where Francis is buried having a suitably spooky churchy feel. It's definitely one of the more tourist-y Umbrian towns, but worth visiting.

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    Roberta Bazzo
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    4 May 25, 2013

    The city of San Francesco, famous for the important church/chapel semi destroyed by an eartquake a few years ago and then restored. It's a small middle-age town, with nice old buildings where everything has been nicely preserved. The surrounding countryside is stunning

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    Nally
    3 Jul 13, 2012

    Ah, so this is where the tourists are in Umbria. Much of Umbria was so quiet, but buses full of tourists descend upon Assisi, the birthplace of St. Francis. Grand churches abound in Assisi, and the view of the surrounding countryside is stunning.

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    Manuela Nadin
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    5 Jul 05, 2012

    Assisi is famous all over the world, after St. francis, the saint who was born there in 1208 and founded the Fanciscan religiuos order, inspired to nature and poverty. Also Saint Claire, who founded the Poor Sisters was born here. The town is dominated by two castles and has a couple of churces that are masterpieces, containing very important pieces of art from Reinassence.

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    Juan Wills
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    5 Jul 05, 2012

    Precious city. You can imagine why St francis was such a great man living in theses surroundings of peace and beauty

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    Claudia Rizza
    5 Jul 04, 2012

    Sure, Rome Venice Florence are a must (forget Milan) But I suggest Umbria. it is a region in central italy, next to Tuscany but more authentic and less touristc. Perugia is the biggest town, a real jewel, but all the other small towns and villages, all on top of hills and retaining theyr medieval origins, are absolutely stunning. Check Assisi out or Spoleto and Todi or the wonderful surroundings of the Lake Trasimeno...typical cuisine is hearty and genuine, art if you are interested is breathtaking and everywhwere. its position is also strategic to visit florence Siena (another favourite) and Rome.

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    Omer Amsel
    4 Jul 04, 2012

    On the slope of the Subasio mountain lies this famous small town. It is the resting place of Saint Franciscus, and you can go visit him at the Cathedral's cellar.

    After leaving the Cathedral continue upwards with the road, at the first curve there's a lovely restaurant with more than reasonable prices, from there you can reach the fort which gives you a breathtaking view of Umbria.

    Recommended ++

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    Nicholas D
    4 Jul 04, 2012

    Though I am not religious, I do revere St. Francis of Assisi for his values and work. Visiting this hill town was a wonderful experience that should be duplicated by any visitors.

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    Katie Karambelas
    5 Jul 04, 2012

    Absolutely gorgeous. Sit at the top where the castle is and overlook the city and countryside. It's simply breathtaking!

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    Arnon Kohavi
    5 Aug 16, 2013
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    Amy Salgados
    5 Oct 26, 2012

    walk the cobbled streets and enjoy its quaint shops and buildings...

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    5 Jul 07, 2012
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    Kip Stolberg
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    4 Jul 04, 2012

    If you are in central Italy the is a most to put on your itinerary.

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    Rebecca at Brigolante
    5 Jul 04, 2012

    If you can only see one city in Umbria, this is the one to see.

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    Travis Katz
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    5 Jul 03, 2012

    Beautiful city - the Cathedral is stunning.

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Assisi is one of the most frequented Umbrian medieval hill towns, as the site of St. Francis of Assisi's founding mission and today, the impressive two level basilica commemorating his works. The large church on the ground floor of the Basilica features the usual art and sculpture, and the tiny crypt underground is the atmospheric burial place of St. Francis himself, where candles and devotees ... read more
keep vigil. The rest of the city is picturesque and worth wandering through for the day. If you're looking for a less trampled sense of the Catholic saint, you can hike out to the Cave of St. Francis (Eremo dei Carceri), said to be his original hermitage.

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