Assisi is a small Umbrian town in central Italy, located 12 miles
east of Perugia at an elevation of 1,300. Assisi is best known as
the birthplace of St. Francis of Assisi - patron saint of Italy,
founder of the Franciscan order, and one of the most popular
Catholic saints in history. Assisi's main attraction is the
13th-century Basilica Di San Francesco, which contains the sacred
relics of Francis and beautiful frescoes of his life.