Besides the usual pilgrimage sites relating to St. Francis and St. Clare, the city of Assisi is a classic hill town and it's well worth taking the time to poke about. The city's main square, Piazza del Commune, is dominated by the facade of an ancient Roman temple from the Augustan Age, The Temple of Minerva. The steps are well worn and the splendid Corinthian columns are scarred, but they hint of an Assisi past that dates well before the Middle Ages. Behind the facade is a church, probably the reason that this monument survived.
The Palazzo Comunale is opposite the Temple and houses a museum dedicated to Assisi's medieval artists. The square is filled with cafes and shops and is well worth a visit.
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