Assisi villas - walk into history in this saintly village
Assisi, a town in the lush province of Umbria, is the birthplace of Saint
Francis and Saint Claire, and the town continues to hold historical, religious,
and artistic importance.
This town has something to satisfy every curiosity and cultural palette. The
animal lover will revel in the frescos and artifacts dedicated to animals
everywhere as part of the mark of St. Francis, the patron saint of animals, on
this town. This picturesque hill town draws the lover of religious and artistic
history to its environs, and the Basilica of San Francesco d'Assisi, which was
completed in 1253, is a world heritage site. By renting an Assisi villa
you will feel as if you are a part of an historical movement that today
continues to fascinate and evoke passion from people all over the world.
Traveling around the old village by foot gives you the sense that you are living
the true vita
and at each turn you will find yourself facing a cathedral like the
Basilica of Santa Clara, that is sure to take your breath away with its massive
buttresses, stained glass windows, and frescos from the 13th century. A special
treat is the upper church of St. Francis's basilica, which holds frescos thought
to be painted by Giotto that illustrate Francesco's life and depict his deep
connection with animals. In your Assisi villa
, you may enjoy the luxury
of your own private Italian residence, where you can design your days as you
Choose to spend the morning strolling the town's cobblestone streets, admiring
the two medieval castles that dominate the town, Rocca Maggiore, which has been
an object of interest to numerous popes, and the smaller castle, which was built
in the Roman era. Or you may elect sit back and enjoy the peaceful feeling that
is characteristic of Assisi and St. Francis as you sample fresh produce and
taste the region's best wine at one of Assisi's outdoor markets.
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