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Assisi is known as the city of Peace. Its main characteristic is its medieval structure that has remained intact over the centuries. The town sits on the slopes of Mount Subasio along overlapping natural terraces. Outstanding architecture, convenient geographical position as well as its mild and dry climate make it an ideal tourist spot all year long.

But of course, Assisi is famous all over the world, thanks to its favourite son, St. Francis. The Basilica of St. Francis houses the tomb of St. Francis and has been a popular pilgrimage destination and tourist attraction. Following the devastating earthquakes of September 1998, the basilica has been fully restored. One of the artistic highlights of the basilica are the frescoes by Giotto and other leading artists of the day. The church has three parts: Upper basilica, lower basilica and the saint’s tomb.

However, Assisi is more than just the home of St Francis. A stroll through the main square, Piazza del Comune, gives an idea of this central Italian town’s rich history. You will find the Roman temple of Minerva, the Roman Forum and a Romanesque tower.