Where to stay in Assisi?
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Assisi is not a big city, on the contrary, it is very small (see the photo above), so there are not so many accommodation options and, staying or not in the center, ends up not influencing your itinerary. The highlight of the city is, without a doubt, the Basilica of Saint Francis. It is located at the entrance to Assisi and, since 1230, preserves and keeps the saint’s remains. In 1754, Benedict XIV elevated it to Patriarchal Basilica and, since 2006, it has been a Papal Basilica. In 2000, together with other Franciscan sites in the district, the basilica was included on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Find out here How to get to Assisi from Rome?
We will present some attractions of the city so that you get to know Assisi well and get a sense of where to stay. In addition to the various tourist attractions that the city offers, it also has a variety of typical products of excellent quality such as honey, tartufo, farro (a cereal), olive oil and wine.
1) Where to stay in Assisi? IN THE HISTORIC CENTER
In the central area there are craft shops, restaurants, bars and some hotels. There are some hotels a little far from the center, but as the city is small, you will hardly have difficulty getting around, even if you are not exactly in the center! The city is very safe and walking through its streets is very pleasant! Don’t be afraid to get lost in the smaller streets: each corner has a different charm!
Although it is possible to get to know Assisi in one day, I suggest that you take your time: enjoy every minute, every inch of this wonderful land, this unique atmosphere that only a city like Assisi can offer you!
The options of apartments and B&B, Hotels that I advise with great value for money are:
2) Where to stay in Assisi? IN THE COUNTRYSIDE
The countryside near Assisi is wonderful, so Assisi is not suitable for those who prefer to be busy, because being a place of worship, life there, especially nightlife, is almost nil, but it is the ideal city for those looking for a little of seclusion and reflection, especially in the midst of this hectic life we currently live!
That way if you have a car or if you are looking for a moment of relaxation, staying in the countryside in some agritourism is a wonderful option, even to have contact with the local people.
The agrotourism options (in Italian, agriturismo) that I advise with great value for money are:
- La Terraza Hotel
- La Dimora di Francesco
- Agriturismo Antica Fonte
- Luxury Country House
- Country House Poggio
Let’s learn a little about the city’s attractions?
A Special Medieval Village. Assisi is one of the most beautiful cities to visit in the Umbrian Region. Especially famous for being the birthplace of St Francis and St Clare, the village attracts thousands of worshipers and tourists. Here are some of the city’s attractions.
The Papal Palace
The apse of the Basilica leads to the Papal Palace, built by Gregory IX (1227-1241), and houses the Treasury Museum: the most important collection of medieval art in the region. The museum displays over a hundred paintings, sculptures, jewelry and manuscripts that the friars of Assisi have received as a gift from popes and kings over the years; among them, some unique pieces, such as two very rare Sicilian fabrics that were presented by Giovanni di Brienne and a glass by Guccio di Mannaia, presented by Niccolò IV. The second part of the museum displays the Perkins collection, which was a gift from the American art historian Frederick Mason Perkins, in addition to housing about 50 wooden paintings from the 14th and 16th centuries, including paintings by Pietro Lorenzetti, Lorenzo Monaco and Sassetta.
The Palazzo Barnabei (Barnabei Palace)
On foot you can go to the Palazzo Barnabei. The Palace was designed by Giorgetti in the middle of 1400 and, in 1500, Assisi passed under papal influence, which made it have a great development in the field of private construction, with noble families committed to make it more beautiful. The mansions over there are impressive. The Palazzo Bernabei was later passed on to Roman prince Alessandro Torlonia and, in 1881, it was granted to Capuchin priests. In 1928 it became the headquarters of the Franciscan museum and remains so today.
The Temple of Minerva
Another important point in the city is Piazza del Comune (Comune Square), where the Temple of Minerva is located. Of art Agustina is probably dedicated to Hercules and was erected in 30 B.C. The Roman temple is among the best preserved in the ancient world. The name derives from a later interpretation, due to the discovery of a female statue; Instead, a votive plaque dedicated to Hercules was found, so it is believed that it was not dedicated to Minerva previously. Walking around the city is not difficult, as there are no huge climbs impossible to overcome.
The Church of Saint Clare
A popular church in Assisi is the Church of Saint Clare. Built between 1257 and 1265, in a Gothic style according to the Franciscan model, the church has a beautiful facade, a nave and a polygonal apse and is divided into four spans, the plan is T-shaped and on the axis with the door a magnificent pink window. On the sides are three large arches, included in 1351, to support the vaulted ceiling; those on the right are hidden inside the monastery and the others protrude into the visible square, giving it a characteristic appearance. The interior preserves the Crucifix that, according to tradition, spoke to Saint Francis.
Next to the church is the monumental Monastery of St Clare (which is closed to the public), and was built on a hillside between Borgo Aretino and Mojano, in the middle of the olive groves. In the cloister you can see the crypt of the old church of St George.
The Palazzo dei Priori (Priori Palace)
Another interesting point is the Palazzo dei Priori, a magistrate documented in Assisi since 1320. The building was largely rebuilt in the time of Sixtus IV Della Rovere (1471-1484) and consisted of a vast underground space at the level of the Roman pavement, a gallery on the ground floor – which housed Monte di Pietà (“Mount of piety”), founded in 1468 – and an upper floor that served as a residence for the Priors.
How were the hotels chosen?
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Where to stay in Assisi? Even if you are not a devotee of Saint Francis, getting to know Assisi is undoubtedly a very special moment! A walk around the city will provide you with indescribable moments of peace and unique feelings of calm. Don’t be in a hurry, don’t want to see everything at once and remember to make strategic stops to have a coffee and watch the going back and forth of the worshipers and locals: it is a delight to stay there doing nothing, believe me!
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