What to do in Assisi

It is probably the most famous town in Umbria, especially abroad: we are talking about Assisi. Its spirituality is known everywhere, but we guarantee that there is much more to discover.

Exclusive discoveries and enchanting escapades in Assisi

Step into the enchanting realm of Assisi, the revered land of St. Francis.
Beyond its mystical aura, our captivating city promises an extraordinary tapestry of experiences tailored for all discerning visitors. Whether you’re a history enthusiast, an art connoisseur, a nature lover, or simply in search of deep and authentic encounters, Assisi beckons with its diverse offerings.

Embark on a journey through the city’s timeless treasures, including the awe-inspiring Basilica of St. Francis adorned with Giotto’s masterful frescoes, the exquisite Basilica of St. Clare crafted from the distinctive ‘pink stone’ of Subasio, the picturesque Piazza del Comune surrounded by ancient palazzi.
However, our invitation extends beyond the well-trodden paths. Embrace the allure of our exclusive recommendations hidden gems that may not grace the typical itineraries but are equally extraordinary, promising unique and memorable moments. Uncover the lesser-known wonders and forge a connection with Assisi’s rich tapestry of culture, history, and natural splendor.

Lavandeto di Assisi: a sensory oasis

Discover the enchantment of Lavandeto di Assisi, a uniquely extraordinary haven that immerses you in a symphony of scents and colors reminiscent of the picturesque landscapes of Provence. Nestled within its rows are a plethora of lavender varieties, alongside an array of aromatic and medicinal plants, creating a sensory experience that transcends ordinary moments.
During the months of June and July, Lavandeto di Assisi transforms into a truly magical realm, reaching its pinnacle of beauty as the blossoms burst into full bloom. Against the backdrop of the undeniable charm of Assisi, this captivating spectacle invites you to indulge in nature’s poetry, offering an immersive escape and a serene retreat for your senses.

The Eremo (hermitage) delle Carceri

Situated 800 metres above sea level, on the slopes of Mount Subasio, the Eremo (Hermitage) delle Carceri, one of the most evocative places in Umbria, is immersed in the heart of a forest of centuries-old holm oaks, about five kilometres from Assisi.
Here St Francis and his companions would retire to pray and meditate.
Guarded by the Franciscan friars who still live there, it is a corner full of charm and spirituality.

Embrace tranquility in the enchanting forest of St. Francis

Nestled near the renowned Eremo delle Carceri, the Forest of Saint Francis stands as a hidden gem, less traversed by tourists but equally captivating. Restored to its former glory by the FAI (Fondo Ambiente Italiano), this cherished legacy offers a sanctuary for those seeking solace in nature. Immerse yourself in the serene surroundings, where quietude reigns, providing a perfect setting for contemplation and appreciation of both ancient and contemporary works of art. Within the Forest of Saint Francis, discover a tapestry of wonders as you wander through its peaceful trails, leaving the city’s noise behind.

Trekking on Mount Subasio

rom the olive groves on the slopes to the large meadows and all the way up to the summit plain, passing through thick oak and holm oak forests: this is the Park of Mount Subasio, a unique place to experience nature and from which to enjoy splendid views of Assisi and Umbria.
The park is rich in trails that offer hiking opportunities for experts or amateurs.

Discover Assisi with Casamassima Country Relais

Casamassima Country Relais, your haven in the heart of Assisi, serves as the ideal launchpad for exploring this natural haven. Count on the owners, deeply rooted in the area, to provide expert advice on your journey.
Depending on the season, let them guide you to must-see events, from the historic Calendimaggio to the delectable UNTO festival, a celebration of Olio Nuovo the freshly pressed extra virgin olive oil. Experience the charm of Assisi and its surroundings, enriched by the tranquility and natural beauty of the Forest of Saint Francis.