The town is very walkable. At the northern end is the Basillica di St. Francesco, built soon after Francis’ death. Although it is a medieval church, it is bursting forth with Giotto’s frescoes, foreshadowing the humanism of the Renaissance and even our twenty-first century call to take care of the earth. At the southern end of Assisi, down in the valley is the Convent of San Domino, home of the Poor Clares.
This is a place that exudes silence, solitude and simplicity. A sign along the road from the train station to the town says, "The City of Peace".