Best Photography Locations in Assisi

Assisi is a town that is part of the province of Perugia, in the Umbria region. The history of this city has far-reaching origins: it appears that the first living nucleus originates from a Umbrian village already in the Villanova period of the ninth century BC. The archaeological finds that have been found show how the populations of this area had business relations with the Etruscans. In the year 295 ac the entire Umbria region became a territory conquered by the Romans. Hence the name Asisium. The city saw a lush period until the fall of the Roman Empire around the year 545. There were barbarian invasions and pillaged by the Goths.

Conquered then by the Byzantines, he passed briefly under the Longobard rule. Around the year 1100 after a long period of wars was conquered ds Federico Barbarossa. Assisi at that time became imperial rule but the rise of the people led to a communal era with internal struggles and with the city of Perugia. Just in that period was born St. Francis of Assisi, who will change the fate of the city and of all humanity. In the seventeenth century, the cultural activity broke up, interrupted by the Napoleonic wars. In 1860 thanks to the plebiscite, the city adhered to the developing Italian state. In those years, the bodies of St. Francis and Saint Clare are found. These episodes, and thanks to the creation of new infrastructures, Assisi becomes a destination much sought after by pilgrims. During the Second World War the city became one of the main centers of resistance to the Holocaust. Many Jews are hidden and protected by disguises and the help of many people throughout the Umbria region.

In this work is also involved the cyclist Gino Bartali. Assisi, thanks to the help of German colonel Valentin Muller, becomes a free hospital area where no Jew will be deported. In 2004 Assisi and his entire population were given the gold medal for civilian value for everything they did for Jews in war time. One of the most important and most visited monuments is Basilicata of St. Francis, a place frequented by thousands of pilgrims visiting the city, and preserving the remains of the saint. The figure of St. Francis follows a very special path. He took part in several battles during his life, and at some point decided to become a knight. He left thus to Count Gentile, leaving for Puglia. Just during this trip, one night while he slept near Spoleto he had a call from God.

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