Assisi, (Perugia)

Assisi (Italian pronunciation: [asˈsiːzi], from the Latin: Asisium) is a town and comune of Italy in the province of Perugia in the Umbria region, on the western flank of Monte Subasio. It was the birthplace of St. Francis, who founded...


Museo del Tesoro della Basilica di San Francesco

Piazza San Francesco, Assisi, (Perugia)

The Museum of the Treasure of the Basilica of St. Francis is a collection of religious art exhibited in two rooms of the North Building of the Sacred Convent of Assisi. It dates back to 1930, with the aim of enhancing what ancient...

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Archaeological Area

Bosco di San Francesco

piazza Superiore di San Francesco, Assisi, (Perugia)

St Francis Woods The Bosco di San Francesco in Assisi is a splendid example of rural Italian landscape, which has 64 hectares and more than 800 years of history. It represents a real and true interior journey to discover the message of the...

Point of interest

Piazza del Comune

Piazza del Comune, 7, Assisi, (Perugia)

Located in the site of the ancient Roman Forum, dominated by the Rocca Maggiore, the rectangular Square links Corso Mazzini to the St. Claire's Basilica. To the right, you can admire the sixteenth Fountain of the Three Lions, revised in...

Religious building

Chiesa Nuova

Piazza Chiesa Nuova, Assisi, (Perugia)

Mentioned in a document of 1398, according to tradition, the Church is built on the site of the birthplace of St. Francis of Assisi. In 1610, at the behest of King Philip III of Spain, it was built to a design by Rufino from Cerchiara, a...

Religious building

Basilica di Santa Chiara

Via Santa Chiara, Assisi, (Perugia)

The Church was built after the death of St. Clare, between 1257 and 1265, around the ancient St. George's Church. The crypt that now houses the tomb of the Saint was only built in 1850. The architectural style is Gothic, and very...

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Museo diocesano e cripta di San Rufino

Piazza San Rufino, 3, Assisi, (Perugia)

Diocesan Museum and Crypt of San Rufino The Museo Diocesano and the Cripta di San Rufino are in Piazza San Rufino, in the northwest sector of Assisi. This has been the area of the Superior Terrace, whose squared travertine marble blocks...

Religious building

Cattedrale di San Rufino (Duomo)

Via Dono Doni, Assisi, (Perugia)

Historians indicate this site as that of the Roman temple dedicated to Bona Mater. In feudal city, the Church of St.Rufino was the centerpiece of the "citadel of the canons" and its foundation dates from the eighth century. It was completed...

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Foro romano e collezione archeologica

Via Portica, 2, Assisi, (Perugia)

Archaeological Museum and Roman Forum The Museo Archeologico e Foro Romano is located in the most central area of Assisi, the museum site extends under the current Piazza del Comune, which is the city’s focal point from where—still...

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Museo Pericle Fazzini

Piazza Garibaldi, Santa Maria degli Angeli, Assisi, (Perugia)

Pericle Fazzini Museum The Museo Pericle Fazzini is housed near the Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli, in Assisi—one of the most important places associated with the human and spiritual experience of St Francis. The exhibition...

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Rocca Maggiore

Piazzale delle Libertà Comunali, Assisi, (Perugia)

The “Rocca Maggiore” Fortress Standing on the highest hillside of the town, the Rocca Maggiore fortress of Assisi is reachable by going up Via Porta Perlici, near the Cattedrale of San Rufino, or by taking the exterior beltway that...