Perugia
Assisi
Highly recommended
Assisi The Essential
Highly recommended
St Francis's message completely changed the destiny of Assisi. Nowadays, the saint's ideals of poverty and simplicity are more evident in his rural hermitage retreat than in the San Francesco basilica. However, as a result of his spiritual ideas, a new style of painting was born in this magnificent building, as demonstrated by the frescoes by Cimabue and Giotto. After the dramatic earthquake in 1997, restorers had the task of reassembling these masterpieces from nearly 300 000 separate pieces.

Must see

Michelin's recommendations for Assisi
Ermitage des Prisons
Ermitage des Prisons
In a green beech forest from which a
Basilica di Santa Chiara
Basilica di Santa Chiara
This Church, built between 1257 and 1265
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Saint Peter's church
Saint Peter's church
The Benedictines between 1029 and 1268
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Saint-Damien Convent
Saint-Damien Convent
The convent and neighbouring church
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street Saint-François
street Saint-François
This street, flanked by Renaissance and
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Cathedral
Cathedral
This 12 Romanesque Cathedral stands out
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