IN THE HEART OF THE UMBRIAN MIDDLE AGES
Then walk towards the city center. Piazza del Comune is the heart of Assisi. There are some beautiful buildings such as Palazzo del Capitano del Popolo with its tower, the Temple of Minerva and the Palazzo dei Priori. You will also find some places of worship linked to the life of St. Francis, such as the New Church and the Oratory of St. Francis Piccolino.
Then take Via San Rufino and reach the Cathedral, built between the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries. The façade will leave you breathless. From here you can walk towards Rocca Maggiore and then reach the Church of St. Clare, dating from the thirteenth century and with an interior that recalls the Upper Church of the Basilica of St. Francis.
More here: Assisi, a beatiful art city where religion and history meet
When your visit is over take again your route southbound first and then reach Spello (pic n°5) (pic n°6). It is part of the group of villages and cities considered as "the most beautiful villages in Italy". In fact, Spello is a magical, fairytale-style medieval town that holds many small hidden treasures (pic n°6), churches, squares, and artworks of masters such as the Pinturicchio and the craft works created with dried flowers. You can buy trinkets and various souvenirs carved in wood and also beauty products made with local olive oil.
Departure: Bastia Umbra
Length: Km 21
Chiesa di Santa Croce (Church of the Holy Cross), Bastia Umbra (pic n°1); Chiesa di Sant'Angelo, Bastia Umbra (pic n°2); Rocca Baglionesca, Bastia Umbra (pic n°3); Basilica of San Francesco, Assisi (pic n°4); Spello, panoramic view (pic n°5); Spello, a Medieval alley (pic n°6);
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