On the slopes of Mount Subasio, on a hill that stretches out to glimpse the first light of day and the last rays of the setting sun, Assisi is a treasure-chest that carefully conserves his history.
From whatever direction you arrive from, your gaze will catch the imposing building of the Basilica, built to house the remains of St. Francis; then it is cast around the other churches with their tall steeples, the houses coloured pink by their stone, enclosed by the 14th century walls.
The Rocca stands watching over the city from above. Time has hardly changed the routes that lead to the quiet convent of San Damiano, which also hosted S. Chiara, and the Hermitage of the Prisons, surrounded by ancient oak trees.
Assisi has always represented the "mystical core" of Umbria, and attracts tourists from every continent, who come to admire the extraordinary artwork and be moved by the figure of a man who preached peace and who is now a national spiritual symbol.