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Events and leisure

Assisi

One cannot go to Umbria without visiting Assisi, one of the most beautiful cities in the region. Each year, the home-town of St Francis and St Clare attracts thousands of tourists drawn by its artistic, archaeological, cultural, and spiritual heritage. Assisi is quite compact, and touring its main sights can be accomplished even in just a day. Taking a stroll along the narrow streets and the steep hills of the historic centre, with the characteristic appeal of medieval Umbrian villages, you'll reach the Medieval Fortress, passing through the Roman Amphitheatre and the Eremo delle Carceri hermitage, to discover the true essence of Assisi and its cosy, charming atmosphere. A visit to the city's most important monuments and churches is a must: the Basilica of San Francesco Inferiore and Superiore, a UNESCO World Heritage Site where you can admire works by Giotto and Cimabue as well as other great masters of the 13th and 14th centuries; the Basilica of Santa Chiara; and Piazza del Comune, the square home to the Temple of Minerva, the Torre del Popolo tower, the Palazzo del Capitano del Popolo, and the Palazzo dei Priori.