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A holiday in Assisi will allow you to discover the unique scenery of the Mount Subasio Regional Park, a precious green area permeated by the intensely mystical atmosphere of Franciscan spirituality. In addition to its countless natural resources, the city was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site thanks to its rich artistic and cultural heritage. Take a look at the holiday packages to Assisi and set out to discover the beauty of this city.

Located in the centre-east of Umbria, Assisi was founded on the slopes of Mount Subasio, which overlooks fields criss-crossed by the Topino and Chiascio rivers, both tributaries of the Tiber. The city is world renowned as the universal centre of the Franciscan message of peace and brotherhood, thanks to Saint Francis and Saint Clara. Here, where the saints' message of faith was born, visitors will experience an atmosphere of profound spirituality.

With the Basilica of Saint Francis in its historic centre and numerous Franciscan monuments and sites, Assisi is one of Italy's richest art destinations. The Cathedral of San Rufino and the Basilica of Santa Chiara are unforgettable. The latter stands in Piazza S. Chiara, which has 19th century terracing providing an incredible view of the valley. The building has horizontal stripes of white and red stone, a simple yet elegant façade, and the same floor plan as the Basilica Superiore of Saint Francis. The Cathedral of San Rufino is in Assisi's historic centre. Awarded the title of "cathedral" in 1036, its splendid Romanesque façade majestically adorns Piazza S. Rufino.

In the Piazza del Comune, the city's political and cultural centre, there are other important historic buildings, such as the Palazzo dei Priori, built in the mid-14th century, the 13th century Palazzo del Capitano del Popolo with the Civica Tower and Minerva's Temple, a perfectly preserved Roman temple dating back to the late Republican period (1st century B.C.).

A holiday in Assisi is also a great chance to explore the surrounding area, where you can visit places from the life of Saint Francis like the Hermitage of the Carceri and the Convent of San Damiano, and let yourself be captivated by the natural beauty of Mount Subasio Regional Park. This protected nature area is criss-crossed by many well tended and marked trails. The road from Spello to Assisi is definitely worth travelling if you're in these parts as it's quite panoramic and permits you to cross the park by car to reach the top of the mountain. In the municipality of Spello, there are lodges and camp sites equipped with every comfort.

Top hotels in Assisi

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Hotel Fontebella
Hotel Fontebella
4 out of 5
25 Via Fontebella, Assisi, PG
The price is £84 per night

Situated in the historical district, this romantic hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Basilica of San Francesco and Papal Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi. ...

4.3/5Excellent! (412 reviews)

"Nice place."…"

Reviewed on 8 Jan 2020

Hotel Fontebella
Grand Hotel Assisi
Grand Hotel Assisi
4 out of 5
Via Giovanni Renzi No 2, Assisi, PG

Located in the heart of Assisi, this luxury hotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Basilica of San Francesco and 1.7 mi (2.7 km) from Papal Basilica of St. Francis of ...

4.2/5Very Good! (143 reviews)
Good Hotel.

"Hotel was ok. I did not expect much as I realize it not a modern city. The hotel room was small and bathroom was very dark and moldy. There is no glass partition or shower curtain instead they used the tiled wall which blocks the light out of the shower. There is no window in bathroom and lighting ..."…"

Reviewed on 23 Aug 2019

Grand Hotel Assisi
La Terrazza del Subasio
La Terrazza del Subasio
Via Costa Di Trex n. 20, Assisi, PG

Situated in Assisi, this bed & breakfast is within 1 mile (2 km) of Basilica of San Francesco and Park of Mount Subasio. Eremo delle Carceri and Cathedral of ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (49 reviews)
Magical family getaway near Assisi!

"We loved our time here...the views were unbeatable and the hospitality unrivaled. We will definitely be back and recommend to all of our friends/family!"…"

Reviewed on 14 Jul 2019

La Terrazza del Subasio

Popular places to visit in Assisi

Basilica San Francesco di Assisi
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Basilica San Francesco di Assisi

4.5/5(9 reviews)

Join pilgrims from all over the world in exploring this grandiose 13th-century religious complex. See the remains of one of the most venerated religious figures in history.

Basilica of St. Mary of the Angels
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Basilica of St. Mary of the Angels

5/5(1 review)

You can learn about the local history of Santa Maria degli Angeli when you make a stop at a top site such as Basilica of St. Mary of the Angels. While you're in the area, find time to visit its stunning cathedral.

San Damiano
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San Damiano

Explore the church and monastery where St. Francis received his miraculous calling from God and where St. Clare built her religious order, in a peaceful setting outside the walls of Assisi.

Basilica of Santa Chiara
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Basilica of Santa Chiara

4.5/5(10 reviews)

See the tomb of St. Clare and kneel before the miraculous crucifix that spoke to St. Francis in this magnificent 13th-century Gothic church.

Cathedral of San Rufino
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Cathedral of San Rufino

4.5/5(15 reviews)

Visit this 13th-century Romanesque cathedral to learn the illustrious history of the site and to stand in the spot where St. Francis was baptized in 1182.

Communal Square
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Communal Square

3.5/5(5 reviews)

Relax over a coffee or a glass of wine while you enjoy watching the crowds in this bustling square in the heart of Assisi.

Top things to do in Assisi

Extra Virgin Olive Oil Tour with Lunch in Umbria
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Extra Virgin Olive Oil Tour with Lunch in Umbria

£53
Per adult
100% of travellers recommend
Private Assisi Walking Tour
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Private Assisi Walking Tour

£177
Per adult
100% of travellers recommend
Assisi and St. Francis Basilica Private Walking Tour
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Assisi and St. Francis Basilica Private Walking Tour

£168
Per adult
Assisi & Orvieto Full-Day Tour
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Assisi & Orvieto Full-Day Tour

£384
Per adult
90% of travellers recommend
Assisi: Umbrian Hills Wine Tasting Tour with Lunch
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Assisi: Umbrian Hills Wine Tasting Tour with Lunch

£90
Per adult
Assisi&Spoleto private day - trip from Rome
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Assisi&Spoleto private day - trip from Rome

£290
Per adult

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