Comune di Assisi
Assisi, in unceasing rivalry with nearby towns in Middle Ages, is located on a spur of Monte Subasio. It has preserved its ancient architectural structure, though spiritually, it has become an open-minded city, a centre of meditation and tolerance. Visitors are attracted by its important works of art and monuments, such as the Basilica of San Francesco, where Giotto’s and Cimabue’s frescoes are preserved; the Chiesa Nuova, the Basilica di Santa Chiara; the Cathedral of San Rufino; the San Pietro’s Church, the Church of Santa Maria Maggiore; Piazza del Comune; the Museum and the Foro Romano and the Rocca Maggiore.
Tourists may choose different routes, enjoying the amazing combination of nature, art and religion, which is the most distinctive element of the territory. Besides the religious and cultural routes, Assisi offers a wide choice of restaurants, taverns, and farmhouses where visitors may enjoy a great variety of typical dishes and local wines. The wines Grechetto bianco, rosso, rosato and novello have been awarded the Doc Assisi label.
During the first days of May, the whole population of Assisi take part in the local festival called Calendimaggio, a medieval festival, a challenge between the two main districts of the town: the Parte de Sopra (the Upper District) and the Parte de Sotto (the Lower District). They compete against each other in a musical challenge. Moving from Assisi, you get to Santa Maria degli Angeli, located in the valley, where you find the famous sanctuary in which the Porziuncola’s Church is preserved.
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