When I refer to Assisi as a magical town I don’t mean the voodoo kind. After arriving in Italy on a long flight and spending 2 nights in the hustle and bustle of of a big city like Rome, Assisi was exactly what I needed. Its the birthplace of Saint Francis and is an enchanting place that has a magical atmosphere.
The best way to discover Assisi is to take a leisurely stroll through the town and stop at Piazza Del Commune for some people watching and an aperitivo at one of the cafes. Here you can also see the Temple of Minerva which is an ancient Roman building that is home to the church of Santa Maria Sopra.
Assisi is also home to many other churches, the main one being the Basilica of St Francis which houses two churches and where his body was buried.
I stayed on the outskirts in Santa Maria Degli Angeli in a Country House called Il Roseto. It was one of best places I’ve stayed to date! The hospitality, the ambience, the views and the welcoming feeling I experienced left me wanting more. Massimo the owner was a wonderful and engaging host. The best part about staying here was the pool (where I spent a lot of my time) and the dinners in the courtyard.
I’m so glad I didn’t take the advice of my hotel owner in Rome who insisted that I should only spend one day here. In fact, I wish I had stayed longer!