Assisi, a town in province of Perugia, Umbia, holds the significant position in religion and is famous as the birth place of San Francesco d’Assisi. I’ve been curious to see how it would be like as a place that accommodates the life of both religious and common people.
It took us only less than an hour to drive from Florence to Assisi. While approaching, we saw Assisi situating in the mid-level of the mountain. The city in white color distributed a holy and peaceful air.
As the birth place of San Francesco, one of the must-visit places in Assisi is the Basilica di San Francesco d’Assisi. We learned the great achievements and contributions that San Francesco made to the catholic church by visiting the basilica. I was touched by his big heart and great love to nature, and so impressed by the story of him preaching to the birds. All his big love makes one of the reasons to have the memorial day of Francesco d’Assisi as the World Animal Day.
After visiting the church, we went to a casual walk around the town. Like many other towns remained from middle age, roads and houses in Assisi are paved and constructed of stones.
As a popular tourism destination, it was easy to find crowds around the basilica. However when we walked further into the residential area, it showed such peaceful environment, so different from the city center and perfect for living.