Assisi Tour’s Details:
The origins of Assisi, like other cities’ in Umbria, are uncertain.
It was inhabited originally by a population, the Umbrians, settled in central Italy. Then resentment ‘Etruscan and Roman influence, what it’ well-documented by numerous vestiges of Roman “municipium” called Asisium. Among these remains there ‘, well preserved, the facade of the Temple of Minerva, the remains of the Forum, the amphitheater, the Roman walls. After the fall of the ‘Roman Empire the city’ became a insediamentodei Goths around 545. More ‘hands later fell under Lombard.
Around the year 1000, became an independent municipality. During this time he met an extraordinary development, mostly through the monastic movement (especially the Benedictines). St. Francis was born around 1180, the most ‘famous for its citizens. In 1202, during a war with nearby Perugia, Francis was taken prisoner and held in jail for over a year.
In 1206, he devoted himself to the service of God, following Christ, through serving the poor, living in poverty himself. Famous is his public renunciation, the square of Assisi, to all the assets of wealthy parents. Francis was canonized in 1228, just two years after his death, by Pope Gregory IX.
TEMPIO DI MINERVA
PALAZZO DEL CAPITANO E DEL POPOLO
CHIESA DI S. MARIA MAGGIORE
LA ROCCA MAGGIORE
BASILICA SANTA MARIA DEGLI ANGELI
Rome hotels at 8:00 am – Back to Rome at 7:30 pm