Assisi, Italy

Assisi is a town and comune in the Province of Perugia in the Umbria region.

It is the birthplace of St. Francis, who founded the Franciscan religious order in the town in 1208, and St. Clare (Chiara d’Offreducci), the founder of the Poor Sisters, which later became the Order of Poor Clares after her death. The 19th-century Saint Gabriel of Our Lady of Sorrows was also born in Assisi.

Some main sights in the city are:
The Basilica of San Francesco d’Assisi (St. Francis).
Santa Maria Maggiore (St. Mary the Greater), the earliest extant church in Assisi.
The Cathedral of San Rufino. (St. Rufinus)
Basilica of Santa Chiara. (St. Clare)
The medieval castle Rocca Maggiore.
The roman temple of Minerva.

Below are some photos made during a visit to Assisi. Click on a miniature-photo to enlarge it, then navigate using the arrows left/right of the photo or use the cursor keys on your keyboard.