Assisi is an astonishingly beautiful medieval hill town of Umbria.
And a day in Assisi is a must to do here in Umbria!
Assisi has old origins, since the Romans and became a settlement of the Goths around 545 AD and after by the longobards! Only at the 1000 AD, Assisi become an independent city with a great spread of the monastic Benedestines movement.
With a tour guide or a audio speaker rented at the turistic offici it will be easy to discover all about Assisi in a day|!!
This is the number to call (also in English) to book a tour with the Assisi’s monks:
tel. 0039 -075- 8190084 – they are at the Information Office, Assisi.
Information Office of Basilica of St. Francis Piazza S. Francesco, 2 06081 Assisi (PG)
The guides are Franciscan friars. They are not always available, but when there is someone available, it is certainly worth your time to arrange your visit to the Basilica with one of these people. There is a little charge, and a donation is appreciated at the end of your visit: Perhaps Euro 10 per person.
Here is the Basilica di San Francesco Calendar:
WHERE to park:
PARK AT GIOVANNI PAOLO SECOND PARKING (A)
IT IS THE CLOSER TO INFORMATION POINT OFFICE OF BASILICA INFERIORE.
TO EAT: PALLOTTA RESTAURANT
this popular local restaurat is opened all year long, but never on Tuesday.
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