Assisi Walking Adventure Guide by John Litwinovich

Assisi Walking Adventure Guide

By John Litwinovich

  • Release Date: 2012-08-21
  • Genre: Europe
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There are a few places on earth where artistic, historic, natural and spiritual wonders merge as they do in Assisi. With this handy guide, visitors to Umbria can explore Assisi, its surrounding towns, and Mount Subasio Park. This book is definitely for walkers, for those seeking to leave the main roads in search of treasures, to wander the paths of Saint Francis, to go where his followers gathered and found shelter, and to experience the natural beauty of Umbria. The walks range from short strolls to day-long hikes, sometimes in towns and cities but mostly in idyllic rural settings. Examples of what readers may find include structures from Roman times, natural wonders atop a mountain, a ghost town with fading frescos, stones remaining from a saint's childhood castle, opportunities to visit cloistered monasteries, churches Saint Francis labored to rebuild, and much more. This guide takes its readers from a tunnel beneath Assisi's Piazza del Comune, with two thousand year old walls, to the top of Mount Subasio, with its extraordinary views of Umbria's mountains and valleys. One can hardly begin reading without lacing up a pair of walking shoes and setting out in search of adventures.