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Best known as the birthplace of St Francis, one of Italy’s most famous patron saints, Assisi is a popular destination for pilgrims. Yet you don’t have to be religious to appreciate the town’s beautiful scenery, spectacular architecture and rich culture. Assisi is also a foodie’s paradise with mouth-watering meat, cheese and fine wine at the heart of town life. Here are the best things to see and do while you’re visiting this Umbrian city.
If it’s delicious local delicacies you’re after, then Terra Umbra Antica has it covered – from Umbrian wines and olive oils to tangy pecorino cheese or a sumptuous cured-meat platter. The prosciutto makes the ideal filling for one of the small food store’s generously stuffed sandwiches and there’s even a little tasting table where you can sample their specialities. Don’t miss the baci di Assisi (almond kisses) – to die for.
Once you’ve soaked up Assisi’s history and culture, be sure to take the time to enjoy its other pleasures. Umami Beer’s owner and beer sommelier Roberto will help you navigate your way through the modern restaurant’s huge choice of Italian and international craft beer, while the mountainous burgers, made from prime cuts of local meat (or veggie alternatives) and homemade buns, will definitely leave you feeling happily stuffed.