The Great City of Assisi...


We woke up early to begin another trip in the city of Assisi. It was only a short bus ride; but it was a day of appreciating the historic monuments of the Basilica of St Francis...

We began our day with a short walk from our bus to the Basilica of St Francis where our breaths were truly taken away. Not only were we treated with almost immediate panoramic views of the Assisi countryside, but were greeted by the overwhelming beauty of the Basilica itself.

Unfortunately it was strictly no photography inside (not that, that deterred some) so we can't visually show you the brilliance that is the beautiful frescos and statues of the Basilica and it's truly difficult to think of words which would do the building justice. Our wonderful local guide Sofia explained the story of St Francis to us, a rich young man who gave up everything to live the will of God.