Assisi and Saint Francesco
At about 85 km from Cascia our guests can immerse themselves in Christian peace in Assisi, a place dall'intense religious connotation. Assisi, home to the Saints, like many towns of Umbria, is a small town lies as a crib on the western side of Mount Subasio. Its creation dates around the ninth century BC and yet today, remaining silent among its historic buildings and its monuments, one can feel the history that has crossed. There are many things to see in the beautiful Assisi, mostly related to the history of the Saints who gave birth, Francesco and Chiara. The Lower and Upper Basilica is undisputed charm, a large abbey that stands on the "Colle del Paradiso", a promontory baptized by Saint Francesco in point of death. It's from 1230 that in the crypt of the Lower Basilica are keep the mortal remains of the franciscan Holy. And then Piazza del Vescovato, Piazza del Comune, Cathedral of Saint Rufino, Roman Forum, Rocca Maggiore ... all in Assisi, deserves to be seen, for the beauty, through the power of its lines, its history. Of course we must not forget Saint Francesco, the patron Saint of Italy who, stripped of all its assets, voted his life to the poor, the needy, the sick. Everything speaks of him in this small town perched on a hill, he who is remembered as the Holy of the poor, as one who could talk to animals. Famous is the anecdote that Francesco was able to placate the anger of a fierce wolf who around the town of Gubbio simply by entering into a pact between the city and the wolf itself: the city dwellers would have fed him every day in exchange for his quiet. Saint Francesco founded three orders Christians, all recognized by the Catholic Church and still existing and still strongly rooted: the Order of Friars Minor, the Order of Clarisse and, for the laity who, while living in faith outside the walls a convent, the order Franciscan Order. But in addiction to his religious Saint Francesco is also remembered for its literary value. Thanks to the famous "Canticle of the Creatures" the Holy was recognized as the initiator of the Italian literary tradition.