”A single sunbeam is enough to drive away many shadows.” – Francis of Assisi
Travelling from Burano to Assisi, the scenery was simply breathtaking. Glad we were awake the whole time to experience it all.
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Assisi is a small town in Central Umbria. It is a UNESCO Heritage site for its magnificent medieval architecture and for being the birthplace of Saint Francis of Assisi. It is a popular destination for pilgrims who wanted to see where Saint Francis lived and died.
The entrance is shaped in Gothic style, with gorgeous rose window above it.
Side entrance to the lower basilica
The other sides of the facade of the Basilica.
This is the interior of the Upper Church papal altar with frescoes.
St Francis of Assisi devoted his life to the poor. He was a son of a wealthy Umbrian merchant, but he rejected his comfortable life to help the poor.
St Francis died in 1226 and became a saint two years later.
The body of St Francis was placed in a bronze urn and buried in a stone crypt in the Lower. Church of the basilica.
The Porta San Pietro is an old gate in the walled city of Assisi. It is worthy to take photos from both the front and the back of it.
This is a nice street to walk through, between the center of town and the basilica. It has shops, restaurants, businesses, and presumably homes. We didn’t go far because as per usual we didn’t have enough time. Still… we had coffee, a look around and a bit of a rest which showed us a good slice of Assisi.
In the middle of the main street of Assisi is a lavender shop. It was so cool to look at because of its colour, its scent and all the lovely little memorabilia that you can buy. They even had a Lavender gelato which unfortunately we weren’t able to taste.
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