Assisi - Italy

// HistoryAround 1000 BC a wave of immigrants settled in the upper Tiber valley as far as the Adriatic Sea and also in the neighbourhood of Assisi. These were the Umbrians, living in small fortified settlements on high ground. From 450 BC these settlements were gradually taken over by the Etruscans. The Romans took control of central Italy by the Battle of Sentinum in 295 BC. They built the flourishing municipium Asisium on a series of terraces on Mount Subasio. Remains from these Roman times can still be found in Assisi : city walls, the forum (now Piazza del Comune), a theatre, an amph

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Sarah Bouve :

I visited Assisi this summer during a 3-week trip and I absolutely fell in love with this Italian hill town. I was 15 at the time and I feel so grateful to have been able to go there. Has anyone else visited Assisi and have any thoughts to share? This is one of my favorite pictures from my time there... ahh, I miss summer...>

Cycwynner :
"In the late Eighties and early Nineties I was one of the Organizers (Alitalia/RAI/Monks) of the Christmas Concert, which was aired on Christmas day in TV World vision. It was a splendid event, with the World’s best Conductors and Musicians. Each year we invited a different Choir and I made CD’s for the company’s Christmas gift of the last 5 I organized . Uto Ughi was my personal favourite (1990-2), together with the London Boys and the Poznan Boys Choir (1991-2). The most thrilling part was the “Spartan” lunch afterwards, in the Franciscan Oratory, where the monks served us their home grown vegetables and other wares and wines. Assisi for me has always had a particularly spiritual significance, where your really “feel” the peace and harmony, all around you. Another aspect I was very proud of was the transfer of the “Perkins Art Collection” by the then rich and successful ALITALIA, in the Basilica precinct. Tempus fugit but Assisi is always there, ever the same."
dinodino :
"I went there in the late 1990's. It's like going back in time 500 years. Beautiful little town."
Krystle :
"I went to Assisi this summer actually. i am in love with Italy. I stayed with a host family in... Roncade i think it was. I was with a group of other students and we did a bunch of group activities. One of those was climbing up a restored castle tower and rappelling down. Another was buying gellato. I loved Italy."
ranbou75 :

the taxi on 24 july 2007 , from train station in assisi to cascia,and to to be back from cascia to assisi on 25 july 2007. i need to know the price.

Jersey Girl :
"ask the cab company?! how are we supposed to find that out?"
purplewaratah :
"I don't know exactly, but in Italy taxis are very very expensive - italian people don't use them, just tourists do"
Acid Queen :

I've been to Rome and I've been to Assisi....I loved it! I'm going back to Rome this summer with my mother (she has never been) and would really like to take her to Assisi for a day. Is this possible? I went a few years ago and while I remember the towns and cities, I can't remember how long it took us to get there. So, how far is Assisi from Rome and how much (we're on a budget) do you think it would cost to go there for a day? And, if it's pretty easy and not too costly to do this....what is the best way (more like the cheapest way) to get there? Bus? Thank you for your help!

psiche :
"Rome-Assisi : abt. 195 KM in 2h and half; you can catch a train or a Bus."
martox45 :
"Of course it's possible in just one day.They're not that distant and connections are rather easy. Best way is by train (and also cheapest unless you hop on a tourist bus but the trip will last longuer). By train it takes abt.2 -2 and half hours each way and the cost is depending on the trains (ES = Eurostar are the quickiest but also more expensive- 2nd class cost Euro 16 per persone - one way- seat reservation is mandatory - it's possible however to buy tickets and make reservations on line. Website of Trenitalia (the Italian Railway system) is and this is a trains' schedule I've searched for you By considering train tickets,feeding (not in restaurant- just pizza and sandwiches), entrances to churches and museums the trip should cost you from 80 to100 Euro each. (100-130 US$ x person)"


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Presepi dal Mondo in Assisi

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Scuola di musica Medievale e canto, strumenti ecc. ad Assisi

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Assisi is a small town in center of Italy: beautiful country, nice people and lovely monuments: an unforgettable stay for everyone. This is a reference about the best hotels in the area to book a room on line. I hope you will find this information useful.

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This week many in the Church celebrate the life of St. Francis of Assisi, patron saint of animals and the environment. But there is much more to his life than pet blessings. Find out more at this post on Saint Francis over at The Evangelical Ecologist.

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