Visiting Assisi in the Enchanting Umbrian Hills

by Stefania Bufano

Italophilia

This post is part of the #ItalianFWT Group (Food, Wine and Travel). We focus on a particular region of Italy every month and this time we head to the centre of the country- to explore the region of Umbria.

I will now virtually show you the lovely town of Assisi- widely known for being the birthplace of St. Francis. Located in the enchanting Umbrian hills, Assisi is more than just the birthplace of the the founder of Francisan religion. It is one of the most charming places in all of Umbria.

DSC02695 The Gates of Assisi

DSC02694 Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi

DSC02698 Decorative Gonfalons at the entrance

Just an hour from Perugia, one can easily reach the Assisi by bus from any of the Umbrian towns. If you are coming from elsewhere such as Tuscany it is advisable to take the train. Assisi, which is situated on a hill top, has its train station at the foot of the hill…

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