From April 11 to September 5 in Assisi will take place an important event called I colori di Giotto or Giotto ‘s colours; dedicated to Agnolo di Bondone and curated by Giuseppe Basile, the exhibition celebrates the approval of the Secular Franciscan order by the Church 800 years ago. The big news is that the amazing frescoes that Giotto painted for the Basilica of Assisi (San Nicola chapel) can now be enjoyed by the public thanks to a recently completed restoration. Visitors will also be able to climb to the top of the scaffold to get a better view! Bu the surprises do not end here; at the palazzo del Monte Frumentario people will be taken on a virtual journey into the Life of Saint Francis. A unique experience! Something you will never forget!
Located in the beautiful hills around the old town of Assisi, the luxury villa that you see in the picture above is a real corner of paradise. Surrounded by tall trees, the house is 200 square meters in size (patio and terraces included) and features, among other things, a lovely garden and swimming pool. The villa elegantly arranged on three floors also has a detached cottage which may be used as servants quarters or as a guest cottage. From the manor house one can also enjoy a breathtaking view of woods and rolling green hills. Price: 11 million euros
Travel portal Trivago, for the Church month of May, has published the most appreciated basilicas, cathedrals and churches in Italy. The top ten churches of Italy are based on the number of internet searches completed in March and April of this year on the Trivago site.
To test your knowledge of Italian churches, we’ve put up the photos of the top ten, most of which are so well known, you shouldn’t have any problems identifying them. The “solution” is after the jump.
Assisi in Umbria has a lot to offer during the Christmas season; from the High Mass which will be celebrated in the beautiful lower Basilica on 24th December and the famous manger scene at Armenzano castle to the concerts held all over town on New Year’s Eve. So if you are planning to visit Assisi during the Season, you may find the following offers of some interest.
Around Assisi there’s a new luxury resort/hotel called Valle di Assisi which comprises six rural houses bearing such poetic names as wheat ear, sunflower or olive tree; names suggestive of a bucolic world now almost gone. Sprawling over 70 hectares the Valle di Assisi is like a piece of heaven fallen to earth. Vineyards, rolling green hills, olive tree groves and a delightful small lake at the foot of Monte Subasio which, I’m sure, will take your breath away. The resort features beautiful flats and apartments richly decorated and furnished with antiques. Prices range from 110 to 180 euros per day (3 room flat); from 90 to 150 euros per day (2 room flat)
On Saturday September 20 at 11:30 “La Via Francigena di San Francesco” will be inaugurated in the Piazza of the famous St Francis Basilica in Assisi. The “via” was basically a pilgrim’s way that English French pilgrims used to arrive in Rome.
The route from Perugia to Assisi has been completed, that then passes on to Rome through Foligno and Spoleto. The news has been reported by ambientenergia.info.