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Assisi district guide                                            (Back to Assisi main information page)

ASSISI is a small town in Umbria, known thanks to St Francis , Italy's premier saint and founder of the Franciscan order.

Assisi does retain some medieval hill-town charm: The Basilica of St Francis , is one of the greatest monuments to thirteenth- and fourteenth-century Italian art representing a fundamental reference for art history in Europe and in the world. The interchange of artistic and spiritual message of the Franciscan Order has significantly contributed to developments in art and architecture in the world.

Undoubtedly, Assisi represents a unique example of continuity of a city-sanctuary within its environmental setting, being the birthplace of the Franciscan Order, it has been associated with the cult and diffusion of the Franciscan movement in the world, focusing on the universal message of peace and tolerance even to other religions or beliefs.

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