Beautiful farmhouse surrounded by greenery just 900 m from the walls of Assisi with private entrance. Large private garden with gazebo overlooking the Assisi valley. Perfect apartment for a family with kitchen, dining room, three bedrooms and three bathrooms, entrance and private parking.
From the farmhouse you can make beautiful walks in the surroundings, reach the historic center of Assisi through a panoramic and flat route. A bus stop is available 100 meters from the farmhouse, which arrives in the historic center in a few minutes. Bars, restaurants and markets at 200 meters.
A tour around:
Church of San Damiano
San Damiano is the ideal starting point to better understand the life of San Francesco, it is in fact the place of Francis' conversion, in which the Saint listened to the voice of the Crucifix: "Go and repair my house". He restored the church and adapted the protomonastery for Santa Chiara. Two years before dying, still here, he composed the Canticle of the Creatures.
Sanctuary of Rivotorto:
The Sanctuary of Rivotorto which houses the Sacred Hovel (sec. XIII): a very modest shelter chosen by San Francesco as a place of residence for himself and his first companions. It is defined by many as "the cradle of the Franciscan fraternity".
To the west of the Sanctuary, about 1 km away, are the churches of S. Mary Magdalene (sec. XII) and San Rufino dâ€™Arce (sec. XII). To the east, about 2 km, the Church of SS. Trinity (Sec. XII) and towards the city the Church of S. Giovannuccio (sec. XVI).
All these places have witnessed some of the most salient episodes related to the conversion of the Saint and the foundation of the Franciscan Order.
Not far from the farmhouse there is a riding school with special agreements for wonderful horseback riding and a characteristic farm with a donkey farm, an ideal trip for families with children.
Assisi Historical Center:
Basilica of San Francesco
From 1230 it preserves and guards the mortal remains of the saint, previously preserved in the Basilica of Santa Chiara. Francesco himself indicated the lower hill of the city, once called Collis inferni, as the place where he wanted to be buried. That hill was renamed Collis paradisi and on it was built the basilica formed by two superimposed churches and the crypt where the remains of San Francesco are kept. Note the decorations with frescoes by Cimabue and Giotto.
Basilica of Santa Chiara:
It began in 1257 with the construction of the church and the adjoining convent of the Poor Clares, who had lived in S. since 1212. Damiano. Built next to the church of San Giorgio, where Francesco was temporarily buried and where the Saint was buried on 12 August 1253. Here besides the remains of Santa Chiara there is also the Crucifix of San Damiano which was transferred by the Poor Clares in 1257.
PLACES TO VISIT IN UMBRIA:
Perugia: the historic center is full of beauties to be discovered. From the National Gallery to the Etruscan Well, from the Oratory of San Bernardino to Corso Vannucci, from the Fontana Maggiore of Perugia located in the center of Piazza IV Novembre to the Cathedral of San Lorenzo, from the Rocca Paolina ancient fortress commissioned by Pope Paul III to the panorama that admire from the belvedere next to the church of Sant'Angelo della Pace, in via delle Prome in Porta Sole.
Gubbio: it is the oldest center in Umbria which has preserved its medieval appearance both in the buildings and in the streets. Like Assisi, the history of this other city is also closely linked to the figure of San Francesco and in particular to the encounter with the wolf. The Church of San Francesco is the place where the wolf took refuge to spend the night and is just one of the things you can visit. Starting from Piazza Grande, the main center of the city, a tour of the monuments, from the Palazzo dei Consoli to the Palazzo del Capitolo up to the Duomo and the Church of Santa Maria dei Servi, will allow you to know the history and legends of Gubbio.
Todi: medieval city, rises on the top of a hill overlooking the beautiful Tiber valley. To visit: the Duomo, the Palazzo dei Priori, the Palazzo del Capitano and the Palazzo del Popolo.
Orvieto: stands on a characteristic tuff cliff. To visit: the Duomo, the Rocca, the Pozzo di San Patrizio, Palazzo del Popolo, the Papal Palaces.
Spoleto: medieval village. To visit: the Roman Theater, the Arch of Drusus and the early Christian Basilica of San Salvatore, the Eroli Chapel with the beautiful frescoes by Pinturicchio, the Chapel of the Relics with the fourteenth-century statue of the Madonna and Child, the Cathedral, Palazzo Arroni, the Church of Santa Maria della Manna d'Oro.
Spello: born on a pink stone spur of Mount Subasio and it seems to lean forward to welcome visitors. To visit: Roman amphitheater and theater, glimpses and historic buildings among the medieval streets of the historic center.
Marmore waterfall: a few kilometers from the center of the city of Terni, created by the Romans to allow the Velino river to flow, there is the Marmore waterfall which offers a wonderful scenery with waters that make a jump of 165 meters.
Lake Trasimeno: characters like Goethe, Stendhal and Byron have found inspiration in this lake. To visit: castles, villages and the natural scenery on the long lake.
Le Fonti del Clitunno: underground springs that extend between Spoleto and Foligno and feed the Clitunno river with their waters. In ancient times it was believed that the god Clitunno lived in the depths of these waters, in honor of which three temples were built which were then lost. The only survivor of those buildings, a small temple which houses some ancient frescoes from Umbria.
Norcia: birthplace of San Benedetto, first monk of Christianity and founder of the Benedictine order. The gastronomy of this area of Umbria offers flavors of significant quality such as: cured meats, truffles, spelled, lentils and cheeses. To visit: Basilica of San Benedetto, the Cathedral, the Castellina and the Civic Museum are also of considerable interest.Get the full listing »