Okay, back to March 9, 2005 - I'm still in the "reliving my Italy trip" mood, so here's a post on Assisi. Now, Assisi, a small town of only about 3,000 inhabitants (with tens of thousands of tourists) was one of my favorite spots of the whole trip. It sits in the hills at about 1,300 feet, and is famous as being the birthplace of St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of Italy. This is the Basilica de San Francesco, the inside walls of which are covered with beautiful frescoes of his life, done by Giotto. The town has Roman ruins and winding medieval streets, and I fell in love.