A smallish hotel with lots of charm and character located near the historic Assisi monastery and basilica. Rooms are tiny, especially the toilets. Some clothes hooks behind the toilet door would have been nice to hang our clothes while we were taking our showers. Hotel receptionists were very friendly and helpful in giving directions and tips for exploring the town. Hotel is located on a cobble-stoned street that leads up the hill to the town and basilicas. Opposite the hotel is a small cafe that serves takeaway pizza and sandwiches. Great place to pick up some food and cappucino, especially since the hotel does not have any F&B outlet. The owner is a very friendly Italian, but speaks limited English. If you fancy a hearty Italian meal, just walk up the street about 200 metres and you will find a couple of nice Italian restaurants that serve excellent pastas, meats, seafood and wine. Do stop to take in the wonderful and stunning views of the surrounding countryside while you are tramping up the hill. Do visit the Basilica of San Francesco that partially collapsed due to earthquakes registering up to 6.1 that struck the area in 1997. 4 people were tragically killed in the collpase, including two friars. Assisi is a place of quiet meditation and solitude - very peaceful. Many Roman Catholics visit this town because it was the birthplace of Saint Francis who founded the famous Franciscan religious order in 1208.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Stately 7-story Hotel set in 16th century palazzo featuring Franciscan simplicity & terrific views of lovely countryside. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Fontebella Hotel Assisi