ASSISI, ITALY
A walk through
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Nestled into the side of
Mount Subasio in Italy’s
central region of Umbria,
Assisi is a very special place.
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Umbria is affectionately called
Italy’s Green Heart, and is
famous for its medieval hill
towns, like Assisi.
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Assisi is a UNESCO World
Heritage site.
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St. Clare, St. Gabriel, and St. Francis,
who founded the Franciscan
religious order here in 1208.
Assisi is also the birthplace of
some very special people:
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This is the basilica
built for and dedicated
to Saint Francis.
Basilica of San Francesco d'Assisi
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Many tourists and pilgrims
come here during the day,
usually just for a few hours.
At night this town is
peaceful and gorgeous.
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During the day it is easy to avoid
the crowds by doing as the
Franciscans have been doing for
hundreds of years: communing
with the incredible nature
surrounding Assisi.
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A nature trail leading from
the basilica through the
Bosco di San Francesco
(St. Francis Woods) was
restored and is managed by
the Italian environmental
organization, FAI.
Bosco di San Francesco
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One of the stops on the trail is the
Benedictine complex of Santa Croce,
a former home to nuns.
Chiesa Santa Croce
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Another stop on the trail.
Torre Santamaria
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You’ll find a land art project
called “Terzo Paradiso” (Third
Heaven) by Michelangelo
Pistoletto with 121 olive trees
arranged in circles.
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At the end of the day, you’ll
return to the streets of Assisi to
find them nearly all to yourself.
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And sights like this become the norm.
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The region of Umbria is
known for its simple,
delicious cuisine, so your
dinner is sure to be as
soul-nourishing as your
day’s adventures.
Trattoria Degli Umbri
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Assisi has inspired some
very inspirational people.
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I hope you’ll pay
Assisi a visit and find
your own inspiration.
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