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Encyclopedia > Assisi
Comune di Assisi
Coat of arms of Comune di Assisi
Municipal coat of arms
Location of Assisi in Italy
Country Italy
Region Umbria
Province Perugia (PG)
Mayor Claudio Ricci (since May 2006)
Elevation 424 m (1,391 ft)
Area 186 km² (72 sq mi)
Population (as of December 31, 2004)
 - Total 26,196
 - Density 141/km² (365/sq mi)
Time zone CET, UTC+1
Coordinates 43°04′N, 12°37′E
Gentilic Assisani
Dialing code 075
Postal code 06081
Frazioni see list
Patron St. Rufinus
 - Day August 12
Website: www.comune.assisi.pg.it
Assisi, the Basilica of San Francesco and Other Franciscan Sites*
UNESCO World Heritage Site

An alley in Assisi.
State Party Flag of Italy Italy
Type Cultural
Criteria i, ii, iii, iv, vi
Reference 990
Region Europe and North America
Inscription history
Inscription 2000  (24th Session)
* Name as inscribed on World Heritage List.
† Region as classified by UNESCO.

Assisi (pronounced /əˈsiːzi/ or /əˈsiːsi/) (Latin: Asisium), is a town in Italy in province of Perugia, Italy, in the Umbria region, on the western flank of Mt. Subasio. It is the birthplace of St. Francis, who founded the Franciscan religious order in the town in 1208, and St. Clare (Chiara d'Offreducci), the founder of the Poor Clares. Saint Gabriel of Our Lady of Sorrows of the 19th century was also born in Assisi. Traditional Assisi embroidery shows motifs inspired by nature. ... Meteorite falls are those meteorites that were witnessed by people or automated devices as they transitted the atmosphere or impacted the Earth, and were subsequently collected. ... Image File history File links Assisi-Stemma. ... Image File history File links Red_pog. ... 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History

Around 1000 BC a wave of immigrants settled in the upper Tiber valley as far as the Adriatic Sea and also in the neighbourhood of Assisi. These were the Umbrians, living in small fortified settlements on high ground. From 450 BC these settlements were gradually taken over by the Etruscans. The Romans took control of central Italy by the Battle of Sentinum in 295 BC. They built the flourishing municipium Asisium on a series of terraces on Mount Subasio. Remains from these Roman times can still be found in Assisi : city walls, the forum (now Piazza del Comune), a theatre, an amphitheatre and the Temple of Minerva (now transformed into the Church of Santa Maria sopra Minerva). Tiber River in Rome. ... A satellite image of the Adriatic Sea. ... The Umbri, also called Umbrians in English, were an ancient Italic tribe. ... The Etruscan civilization existed in Etruria and the Po valley in the northern part of what is now Italy, prior to the formation of the Roman Republic. ... Ancient Rome was a civilization that grew from a small agricultural community founded on the Italian Peninsula circa the 9th century BC to a massive empire straddling the Mediterranean Sea. ... The Battle of Sentinum was the final battle of the Third Samnite War, fought in 295 BC near Sentinum (next to Sassoferrato, Marche), in which the Romans were able to overcome a formidable coalition of Samnites, Etruscans, Umbrians, and their Gallic allies. ...


In 238 AD Assisi was converted to Christianity by bishop Rufino, who was martyred at Costano. According to tradition, his remains rest in the Cathedral Church of San Rufino in Assisi. According to legend, Rufinus of Assisi was the first bishop of Assisi, Italy, during the first (or third ?) century and converted the town to Christianity. ...


The Ostrogoths of king Totila destroyed most of the town in 545. Assisi then came under the rule of the Lombards and later the Frankish Duchy of Spoleto. Map of Ostrogothic Kingdom The Ostrogoths (Greuthung, Gleaming Goths or Eastern Goths), along with the Visigoths (Noble Goths or Western Goths) were branches of the Goths, an East Germanic tribe that played a major role in the political events of the late Roman Empire. ... Totila, born in Treviso, was king of the Ostrogoths, chosen after the death of his uncle Ildibad, having engineered the assassination of Ildibads short-lived successor his cousin Eraric in 541. ... The Lombards (Latin Langobardi, whence comes the alternative name Longobards found in older English texts), were a Germanic people originally from Northern Europe that entered the late Roman Empire. ... The independent Duchy of Spoleto was a Lombard territory founded about 570 in southern Italy by the Lombard dux Faroald. ...


The thriving city became an independent Ghibelline commune in the 11th century. Constantly struggling with the Guelph Perugia, it was during one of those battles, the battle at Ponte San Giovanni, that Francesco di Bernardone, (Saint Francis of Assisi), was taken prisoner, setting in motion the events that eventually led him to live as a beggar, renounce the world and establish the Order of Friars Minor. The Guelphs and Ghibellines were factions supporting, respectively, the Papacy and the Holy Roman Empire in Italy during the 12th century and 13th century. ... The Guelphs and Ghibellines were factions supporting, respectively, the Papacy and the Holy Roman Empire in central and northern Italy during the 12th and 13th centuries. ... Location of Perugia in Italy Coordinates: , Country Region Province Province of Perugia Government  - Mayor Renato Locchi Area  - City 449 km²  (1,165 sq mi) Elevation 493 m (1,617 ft) Population (July 2006)[1]  - City 161,390  - Density 359/km² (929. ... Saint Francis of Assisi (born in Assisi, Italy, ca. ... Franciscans is the common name used to designate a variety of mendicant religious orders of men or women tracing their origin to Francis of Assisi and following the Rule of St. ...


The Rocca Maggiore, the imperial fortress on top of the hill above the city, was plundered by the people in 1189, but rebuilt in 1367 on orders of the papal delegate, cardinal Gil de Albornoz. Gil Álvarez Carrillo de Albornoz (1310-1367) was a Spanish cardinal and ecclesiastical leader Albornoz was born at Cuenca early in the 14th century. ...


The city, which had remained within the confines of the Roman walls, began to expand outside these walls in the 13th century. In this period the city was under papal jurisdiction.


In the beginning Assisi fell under the rule of Perugia and later under several despots, such as the soldier of fortune Biordo Michelotti, Gian Galeazzo Visconti, duke of Milan, Francesco I Sforza, another duke of Milan, Jacopo Piccinino and Federico II da Montefeltro, lord of Urbino. The city went into a deep decline through the plague of the Black death in 1348 AD. Biordo Michelotti (1352 - March 10, 1398) was an Italian condottiero, who was lord of Perugia and commander-in-chief of the Republic of Florence. ... Portrait attributed to Giovanni Ambrogio de Predis, reputed to be of Gian Galeazzo Visconti Gian Galeazzo Visconti (November 1351 – September 3, 1402), son of Galeazzo II Visconti and Bianca di Savoia, was the first Duke of Milan (1395)[1] and ruled the late-medieval city just before the dawn of... Portrait of Francesco Sforza,, c. ... Fedrico da Montefeltro painted by Piero della Francesca Federico da Montefeltro (1422–1482) was one of the most successful condottieri of the Italian Renaissance, a fighter for hire who created one of the great libraries, perhaps the largest of Italy after the Vatican, with his own team of scribes in... Urbino is a walled city in the Marche region in Italy, south-west of Pesaro, a World Heritage Site notable for a remarkable historical legacy of independent Renaissance culture, especially under the patronage of Federico da Montefeltro, duke of Urbino from 1444 to 1482. ... This article concerns the mid fourteenth century pandemic. ...


The city came again under papal jurisdiction under the rule of Pope Pius II (1458-1464). Pope Pius II, born Enea Silvio Piccolomini (Latin Aeneas Sylvius), (October 18, 1405 – August 14, 1464) was Pope from 1458 until his death. ...

Duomo Plaza, 19th century.

In 1569 construction was started of the Basilica of Santa Maria degli Angeli. During the renaissance and later centuries, the city continued to develop peacefully, attested by the 17th-century palaces of the Bernabei and Giacobetti. Santa Maria degli Angeli in Assisi. ...


Now the site of many a pilgrimage, Assisi is linked in legend with its native son, St. Francis. The gentle saint founded the Franciscan order and shares honors with St. Catherine of Siena as the patron saint of Italy. He is remembered by many, even non-Christians, as a lover of nature (his preaching to an audience of birds is one of the legends of his life). Saint Francis of Assisi (born in Assisi, Italy, ca. ... St. ...


Assisi was hit by the devastating twin earthquakes that shook Umbria in 1997, but the recovery and restoration have been remarkable, although much remains to be done. Massive damage was caused to many historical sites, but the major attraction, the Basilica di San Francesco, reopened less than two years later. Umbria is a region of central Italy, bordered by Tuscany to the west, the Marche to the east and Lazio to the south. ...


Main sights

Churches

The nave of Santa Maria Maggiore
The nave of Santa Maria Maggiore

The Basilica of San Francesco dAssisi (St Francis), the mother church of the Franciscan Order, is a World Heritage Site in Assisi, Italy. ... A UNESCO World Heritage Site is a specific site (such as a forest, mountain, lake, desert, monument, building, complex, or city) that has been nominated and confirmed for inclusion on the list maintained by the international World Heritage Programme administered by the UNESCO World Heritage Committee, composed of 21 State... The Sacro Convento is a Franciscan friary in Assisi, Umbria, Italy. ... This article is about the process of declaring saints. ... For other uses, see Fresco (disambiguation). ... The definition of an artist is wide-ranging and covers a broad spectrum of activities to do with creating art, practicing the arts and/or demonstrating an art. ... Crucifix (1287-88) Panel, 448 x 390 cm Basilica di Santa Croce, Florence. ... Giotto di Bondone (c. ... is the 269th day of the year (270th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the band, see 1997 (band). ... Cathedral of San Rufino The Cathedral of San Rufino (St. ... South transept of Tournai Cathedral, Belgium, 12th century. ... West façade of the Notre-Dame de Strasbourg Cathedral A facade (or façade) is the exterior of a building – especially the front, but also sometimes the sides and rear. ... The rose window in Bristol Cathedral, Bristol, England, at the western end of the nave. ... (15th century - 16th century - 17th century - more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 16th century was that century which lasted from 1501 to 1600. ... For other uses, see Roman Empire (disambiguation). ... // Getting water out of a cistern A cistern (Middle English cisterne, from Latin cisterna, from cista, box, from Greek kistê, basket) is a receptacle for holding liquids, usually water. ... A buttress (and mostly concealed, a flying buttress) supporting walls at the Palace of Westminster Three different types of buttress: diagonal, on the statues plinth; an ordinary buttress supporting a flying buttress, to the right of the statue; a small ordinary buttress to the right side of the picture... The western facade of Reims Cathedral, France. ... For the New York prison see The Tombs. ... Saint Clare of Assisi, born Chiara Offreduccio, (July 16, 1194–August 11, 1253) was one of the first followers of Francis of Assisi and founded the Order of Poor Ladies to organize the women who chose to take the Franciscan vow of poverty and celibacy. ... (12th century - 13th century - 14th century - other centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 13th century was that century which lasted from 1201 to 1300. ... A XIV Century fresco featuring Saint Sebastian Note: Fresco is the NATO reporting name of the Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-17. ... The Mona Lisa is perhaps the best-known artistic painting in the Western world. ... Santa Maria degli Angeli in Assisi. ... the Porziuncola Porziuncola, also called Portiuncula (in Latin) or Porzioncula, is a town and parish situated about three-quarters of a mile from Assisi. ...

Other landmarks

The town is dominated by two medieval castles. The larger, called Rocca Maggiore, is a massive presence meant to intimidate the people of the town: it was built by Cardinal Albornoz (1367) and added to by Popes Pius II and Paul III. The smaller of the two was built much earlier, in the Roman Era. However, not all of it stands, and only a small portion and three towers are open to the public. The Middle Ages formed the middle period in a traditional schematic division of European history into three ages: the classical civilization of Antiquity, the Middle Ages, and modern times. ... For other uses, see Castle (disambiguation). ... Gil Alvarez De Albornoz, Spanish cardinal, was born at Cuenca early in the 14th century. ... Events Battle of Najera, Peter I of Castile restored as King. ... Pope Pius II. Pius II, né Enea Silvio Piccolomini, in Latin Aeneas Sylvius (October 18, 1405 - August 14, 1464) was pope from 1458 to 1464. ... Pope Paul III, (1543) portrait by Titian (Tiziano Vecelli), Museo Nazionale di Capodimonte, Naples Paul III, né Alessandro Farnese (February 29, 1468 - November 10, 1549) was pope from 1534 to 1549. ...


UNESCO collectively designated the major monuments and urban fabric of Assisi as a World Heritage Site. UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) is a specialized agency of the United Nations established in 1945. ... A UNESCO World Heritage Site is a specific site (such as a forest, mountain, lake, desert, monument, building, complex, or city) that has been nominated and confirmed for inclusion on the list maintained by the international World Heritage Programme administered by the UNESCO World Heritage Committee, composed of 21 State...


Culture

Festival Calendimaggio, May 1st-5th: re-enactment of medieval and renaissance life in the form of a challenge between the upper faction and the lower faction of the town. With processions, theatrical presentations, flag-weavers and dance.


Assisi Embroidery is a form of counted-thread embroidery which has been practised in Assisi since the 13th century. Traditional Assisi embroidery shows motifs inspired by nature. ... Embroidery in silk thread on linen, 19th century Embroidery is the art or handicraft of decorating fabric or other materials with designs stitched in strands of thread or yarn using a needle. ... (12th century - 13th century - 14th century - other centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 13th century was that century which lasted from 1201 to 1300. ...


Today the town has many groups coming to enjoy the simple peace of St. Francis. One such group has restored an 11th century room and added altars to the world's religions. Pilgrims come from many countries to the Assisi East West Retreat Center in Piazza San Rufino in the spirit of St. Francis to sit and be in peace.


Frazioni

Armenzano, Capodacqua, Castelnuovo, Costa di Trex, Colle delle Forche, Morra, Palazzo di Assisi, Paradiso, Passaggio d'Assisi, Petrignano d'Assisi, Pieve San Nicolò, Porziano, Rivotorto, Rocca Sant'Angelo, San Damiano, San Gregorio, Santa Maria degli Angeli, Santa Maria Lignano, San Vitale, Sterpeto, Torchiagina, Tordandrea, Tordibetto, Viole. A frazione, in Italy, is the name given in administrative law to a type of territorial subdivision of a comune; for other subdivisions, see municipio, circoscrizione, quartiere. ... Santa Maria degli Angeli is a frazione of the comune of Assisi, Umbria (central Italy). ...


Twin cities

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Panorama of Assisi
Panorama of Assisi

External links

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After the fall of the Roman Empire, Assisi was besieged and conquered by the Goths (the Ostrogoths under king Totila destroyed most of the town in 545), retaken by the Byzantines and later fell to the Longobards and finally to the Frankish Holy Roman Empire.
Assisi was struck by the devastating twin earthquakes that shook Umbria in 1997, but the recovery and restoration have been remarkable, although much remains to be done.
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Assisi (Latin: Asisium) is a town and episcopal see in Italy in Perugia province, Italy, in the Umbria region, on the western flank of Mt.
On September 26, 1997 Assisi was struck by an earthquake.
Assisi Embroidery is a form of counted-thread embroidery which has been practised in Assisi since the 13th century.
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