ASSISI OSIMO


16 May 2018
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Wednesday
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156 km
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ASSISI

Assisi, on the north-western side of Mount Subasio, slightly higher than the northern Umbria’s valley, is located at approx. 26 km south-east of Perugia. It is known as the city of birth and death of st. Francis, patron saint of Italy, and st. Clare.

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GALLERY

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FOOD

Umbricelli (fresh pasta resembling fettuccine), Strangozzi al sugo d’oca (pasta with goose meat sauce); roasted or char-grilled meat.

WINE

Doc Assisi (white: Trebbiano and Grechetto; red: Sangiovese).

MAIN SIGHTS

Basilica di San Francesco (Upper and Lower church, UNESCO World Heritage, 13th century), Basilica di Santa Chiara (13th century), Roman amphitheatre (1st century), Temple of Minerva (1st century B.C.), Rocca maggiore (14th century), Piazza del Comune.

HISTORY

Population: 28,000

Foundation: Pre-Roman (Villanovan) age

Ancient name: Asisium

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