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Worldwide Tours: Greece
Duration: 8 or 12 hours
From Rome or Florence
A visit to the Umbrian town of Assisi, the birthplace of St. Francis, is like going back to the 12th century. The town still retains its ancient rhythms. Apart from important religious buildings not considered solely the heritage of Assisi, such as the basilica of St. Francis, the tourist can also visit the churches of St. Clare and St. Peter.
For those who have the good fortune of visiting this splendid town, an individual would have to agree that the beauty of Assisi goes beyond a short and necessarily incomplete list of works of art more or less extraordinary, but is found in the atmosphere of places which the story and the faith of the Saint have rendered unique all over the world.
Umbria is also known for the peculiar and strong tradition of food and wines; it is impossible to avoid eating the famous pasta with tartufo (strangozzi) or to try the delicious meat served in all restaurants of this region. Umbria is made up of hills, then it is the land of grapes, and a taste of its typical wines will make you feel the smell and taste of this land.