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Points of Interest

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Sep
Tempio_di_S.Angelo

Built in an area always considered sacred, it is one of the most ancient paleo Christian churches in Italy (V-VI sec.) and the most ancient of the city. It has a circular floor plan, originally with four chapels arranged in a Greek cross, oriented according to the cardinal points. Light enters from twelve windows in …

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27

Sep
palazzo dei priori Perúgia

Historic site of the free Municipality, was built in different stages, including three pre-existing edifices, the Church of San Severo and the Tower of the madonna Dialdana in the north-west side. From the outside it is characterised by a series of mullioned windows and an imposing Gothic portal, surmounted by the bronze copies of the …

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26

Sep
Keep S.Angelo

As the district of which it is the entrance Door, it takes its name from the really ancient paleo Christian church dedicated to the Archangel S. Michele. It is the biggest of the medieval doors, fortified by Ambrogio Maitani in 1326, opened inside the medieval walls of the XIV Century. Outside it presents three levels, …

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26

Sep
Fontana Maggiore

The “Fontana Maggiore” (Major Fountain), iconic monument of the city, is a real medieval Italian sculpture masterpiece made between 1275 – 1278 by Nicola and Giovanni Pisano. Right in the heart of the city, formerly known as “piazza Grande” (Big Square), it consists of two concentric polygonal basins, surmounted by a bronze cup, forged by …

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26

Sep
The Etruscan Arch

The Etruscan Arch (III-II Century b.C.) is a monumental door North Oriented, also named Porta Pulchra or Boreale, the most important one of the ancient walls, built with travertine blocks. For its dimensions, 11 m high, it is the biggest of the ancient Etruria. It was restored by Ottaviano Augusto, hence the name. It is …

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26

Sep
Cathedral of San Lorenzo

Built in the XV Century, finished in 1490, as a replacement for the earlier Romanesque cathedral. In 1729 to the unfinished façade a baroque portal was added, by Pietro Carattoli. On the left side, facing Piazza IV Novembre, a noteworthy entrance by Galeazzo Alessi of 1568; on the right of the door the pulpit, from …

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8

Jun
assisi

In Assisi, everything speaks of Francis and his message: the buildings covered in Sabasio’s pink stone give color to grey days and light up in the golden rays of sunset. Rather than visit the city in any particular order, lose yourself in the winding alleys which take you back to Francis’ youth. In Piazza del …

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8

Jun
bosco

This magical wood, with a history spanning millenia, is a mystical spot, soothing to both the eyes and the spirit, where Saint Francis’ words come to life. To walk through Saint Francis’ Wood in Assisi is a unique experience, an inner journey through nature, history and faith to better understand the message of perfect harmony …

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8

Jun
mattonata

The “Seven Churches of Assisi” itinerary ends at the Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli, though it is ideal to complete the cycle by following the “mattonata” to the Basilica of Saint Francis, ascending to Assisi along the processional route used by the faithful for centuries, and by the participants of the interfaith conference convocated …

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8

Jun
aggi

Along the pilgrim route, Aggi’s Chiesa di Santa Lucia has beautiful frescoes by Matteo da Gualdo (to visit, contact Lorenzo Perticoni: 338.4369829). Source: “La via di Francesco” – Edizioni San Paolo S.r.l.

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