Scenes from Assisi is a gallery of images and 360 photos that bring you the beautiful scenery from one of the prettiest cities in Italy, and the home town of Saint Francis.
Featured photo: A view of a golden sunset over Assisi’s skyline.
Table of Contents
- City Gates of Assisi
- Mountain Town
- Franciscan Friars
- Flowers Everywhere
- The Basilica of Saint Francis
- Other Places of Worship
- Views to Die For
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City Gates of Assisi / Porte della Città di Assisi
Look around Porta San Francesco in 360 – this is what greets you once you enter the gate:
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Uphill and downhill – Assisi is a great challenge for walkers and hikers.
In this mountain town, stairs or scalinata [ska-li-NA-tah] bring you to the higher levels of the city or help you get down to the town piazza.
Franciscan Friars / Frati Francescani
A common scene on the streets of Assisi: Friars on the march to the Basilica of Saint Francis.
From unique street lamps to creative door knockers, and antique olive presses – walking around town can be very entertaining.
A city of white, pink, and golden-hued stone buildings, and vibrant, colorful flowers.
The Basilica of Saint Francis / Basilica di San Francesco
The main attraction in Assisi for the religious pilgrim, is the Basilica of Saint Francis.
I took this 360 photo of the Cloister of Sixtus IV behind the Upper Basilica, after a morning rain.
A 360-photo inside the Upper Basilica (which I took before I was admonished that taking photos was prohibited!) decorated with vibrant (sometimes fading) frescoes by Cimabue, Giotto, and many other Tuscan artists.
Other Places of Worship
Aside from the Basilica of Saint Francis, there are numerous other places of worship including the Duomo or Cathedral of Santo Rufino, the Basilica of Santa Chiara (St. Claire), among others.
The Cathedral of Santo Rufino is the church where Saint Francis was baptized. See it in 360:
The Chiesa Nuova in 360, below:
Inside the church of Santo Stefano in 360 below, nothing ornate nor grand. Just peaceful serenity and simplicity – the true spirit of St. Francis.
Views to Die For
If you hike up the scalinata of Vicolo San Lorenzo near the Cathedral of Santo Rufino, it’s less than half a mile to the Rocca Maggiore and a view of the entire town of Assisi.
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