Places to go in Assisi

A land to be discovered

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Hotel La Quiete is in an enviable position, a short distance from several places to go in Assisi full of history, fascinating artistic beauties, unique and breath-taking landscapes: the staff of La Quiete will be at your disposal to suggest the itineraries that most meet your needs, organizing wonderful tours for you.

For example, you can visit, requesting and designing tailor-made itineraries, the splendid Umbrian cities such as Perugia, Assisi, Todi, Orvieto, Lake Trasimeno, Marmore Waterfalls, Montefalco and Gubbio.

 
 
Assisi

Assisi

The city is the symbol of peace and is identified throughout the world with St. Francis; at the same time, it is a delightful medieval town. Here, you can visit the Basilica of San Francis, made up of two parts so different to be complementary: the upper Church and the Lower Church. The latter know how to amaze every visitor for their wealth of details and historical elements. You cannot miss the frescoes of inside the church. Don't forget the medieval Piazza del Comune and the Temple of Minerva.
 
 
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Montefalco

Especially known for its wine, the town of Montefalco is situated in an enchanting geographical position. From the belvedere, in fact, you can see a large part of Umbria and admire the centres of Perugia, Assisi, Spello and Foligno, as well as the beautiful hills rich in vineyards. After a tour of the medieval walls, you can visit the Church of Sant'Agostino and the Church-Museum of St. Francis. Finally, after a tour in the historical centre typical of Umbria, it is possible to arrive in the beautiful circular square where you overlook the Palazzo del Comune and the Oratory of Santa Maria.
 
 
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Marmore Waterfalls

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Perugia

The splendid capital with its characteristic medieval and inert streets, its breath-taking views and the many delicious specialties to taste. Piazza IV Novembre is the heart of the city and here you can see the splendid Fontana Maggiore, the Cathedral of San Lorenzo and the Palazzo dei Priori. You can also visit Corso Vannucci, which with its shops and its historical bars represents the centre of social life.
 
 
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Gubbio

Each tour must start from the Duomo, a real treasure of art. The splendid Piazza Grande also houses the Palazzo dei Consoli (symbol of the city) and the Palazzo Ducale. Famous all over the world is the Corsa dei Ceri, an event also celebrated on television, not to be missed for every tourist. To enjoy an unforgettable view of Gubbio, just go to the Ranghiasci Park; Once you have taken the cable car you can get to the Basilica of Sant'Ubaldo, which houses the remains of the saint and the famous candles.
 
 
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Spoleto

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Spiritual retreat in Assisi

Pilgrimage destination

Within the complex La Quiete, a small chapel dating from 1700 is available; it perfectly align with the reputation of spiritual retreat in Assisi.
Historical notes of the village.
The city of Assisi is known for being the home of Saint Francis and St. Clare. For this reason, after the finding of their bodies, in 1818 and 1850, Assisi became a privileged destination for pilgrimages; religious tourism has given a strong increase in the revival of the local economy.

 
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The history of Assisi

During the Second World War, in the period after 8 September 1943 and the German occupation, Assisi is literally overrun by refugees, among which more than 300 Jews. Bishop Mons. Giuseppe Placido Nicolini transforms Assisi into one of the main centres of Italian civil resistance to the Holocaust. Disguised as friars and nuns, hidden in the dungeons and cellars, camouflaged among the displaced, provided with false documents, the Jews refugees in Assisi are protected by a vast network of solidarity that also extends to other areas of Umbria and has contacts, also through the cyclist Gino Barti, with the power and financing plants of the Delasem in Liguria and Tuscany. The task is arduous. Among the refugees there are women, children, old, sick, who need care and assistance for daily needs. Even a school is organized where Jewish children can receive Jewish religious education. Thanks also to the complicity of the German Colonel Valentin Müller, who will declare Assisi a free zone, no Jew is deported from Assisi.
Contact us for the spiritual retreat in Assisi.
 
 

The exhibit

"Assisi: Holy Year. The jubilees of the church from Leo XIII to Francis ". An extraordinary collection of testimonies dedicated to Jubilees, extraordinary and ordinary, which were held from 1900 to 2000. Open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 15.00 to 19.00 and from Friday to Sunday from 11.00 to 19.00 at the Palazzo Bonacquisti in Piazza del Comune with free entrance.
 
 

May Day

The Spring Festival of Assisi, an event that lasts for centuries and offers songs, music, serenades under the balconies with a very strong popular participation. The event takes its name from the period in which it takes place, that is the beginning of May. Since 1954, some intellectuals of Assisi start a contention that evokes the times of May Day. The two sides come back to challenge each other in our days in an intense but courteous contest in which they sing and act. The parts represent the two territorial units, which evoke the territories of the Fiumi and the Nepis, in which is ideally divided the city.
 
 

ASSISI UNDERGROUND

The guided tour of the Roman Domus of Assisi, where the oldest history of the city is hidden; the one that tells the best of the Empire's past. It will be possible to visit the Domus of Propertius, found under the major church and rich in graffiti with poetic verses, and the Domus del Lararium, which takes place seven meters below the Palazzo Giampè, which has beautiful frescoes and mosaics.
 

Food and wine tour