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Thursday, February 25, 2010

Visiting Assisi

Pietro Lorenzetti fresco detail, Assisi Basili...

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By Karen Bryan

Assisi, a quintissential medieval hilltown in the Italian region of Umbria, makes an ideal day trip from Rome or Florence. My Europe travel tip would be to use Assisi as a base for exploring the multitude  of nearby sights in Umbria and neighbouring Tuscany.

Like many hilltowns in Umbria, Assisi has a pleasant, relaxed atmosphere and picturesque streets perfect for leisurely wandering. There are charming piazze where you can stop and relax over an espresso or a gelato and numerous restaurants to tempt visitors during their stay.

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