“[…] Laudato si’, mi Signore, per sora nostra matre Terra, la quale ne sustenta et governa, et produce diversi fructi con coloriti flori et herba. Laudato si’, mi Signore, per quelli che perdonano per lo Tuo amore et sostengono infirmitate et tribulatione. Beati quelli ke ‘l sosterranno in pace, ka da Te, Altissimo, sirano incoronati.” (Saint Francis of Assisi, the Canticle of the Sun)
The town of Assisi is mainly famous for giving birth in 1182 to Francis, Patron Saint of Italy, the Saint who, with His life and His “Canticle of the Sun”, marked an era as well as the whole humanity.
Assisi is also a unique example of continuity, a sacred place lying on a natural environment since its Umbrian-Roman origins in the 9th century B.C., through the Middle Ages, up to the present day. The town is proud of its cultural environment, its religious atmosphere, its communications system and the traditional exploitation of the territory. Touching lights and colours, lands and farmed fields with their tasty products, such as olive oil and wine, will make your journey unforgettable. Through hard work and spiritual research, Assisi is the perfect place to find a sense of nature and humanity.
Stop, listen and observe: this is the only way to feel the vital presence of a spiritual place and the scent of a past which still inebriates those who are looking for the roots of the ancient cultures.
Assisi will never disappoint you.
Masterpieces of the creative genius as the Basilica of Saint Francis, but also all the neighbouring medieval villages with castles, mansions and palaces and the boundless nature: all of these are elements that make this place the ideal one for:
- Admirers of works of art,
- Sporty people (paragliding and gliding flight, mountain bike),
- Lovers of hiking, horse rides and bicycle rides,
- Gourmets of the traditional Umbrian wine and food delicacies.