In the Umbria episode of the first season of Dream of Italy on PBS, Kathy visits Assisi, the home of St. Francis.
Assisi – the hometown of St. Francis and St. Clare – is a must-visit for any trip to Umbria. Set high on the slopes of Mt. Subasio, is beautifully preserved with 2000 years of Roman, Medieval and Renaissance architecture on display. Leave ample time to explore the extraordinary Basilica di San Francesco before wandering the lovely streets to the Basilica di Santa Chiara. Further up the mountain, the Eremo delle Carceri is an ancient retreat for mystics that St. Francis visited frequently during his life. Head up here for a peaceful break.
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