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Monte Subasio, Umbria

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Mount Subasio is a mountain of the Apennine mountains, in the province of Perugia, Umbria, central Italy. On its slopes are located the ancient towns of Assisi and Spello.The mountain stands about 1290 metres above sea level.Its pink colored stones were used for many Franciscan buildings at the World Heritage site of Assisi. The area is included in the natural park Parco del Monte Subasio.HistoryCastle Sasso Rosso on the slope of Mount Subasio was the site of Saint Clare of Assisi and Saint Agnes of Assisi's childhood since according to tradition they were the daughters of Favorino Scifi, Conte of Sasso-Rosso, the wealthy representative of an ancient Roman family, who owned a large palace in Assisi as well.The Benedictine Abbot of St. Benedict of Monte Subasio gave the little church of Porziuncola around 1208 to St. Francis of Assisi, on condition of making it the mother house of his religious family.Sources and references St. Agnes of Assisi
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  • I took a tour organised by Ecologico tours who I found on the net. The bike was delivered to the apartment and a route itinerary and map provided. It was 44km on a circular route via Spello another me...  more »
  • You can drive to the top of the mountain in 30 minutes from Assisi. It's cooler up there, and views can be spectacular on a clear day. In spring, there are plenty of wildflowers, and some horses and c...  more »
  • what seemed like hundreds of hang gliders on a hill - waiting for wind and quietly some summer ruffles hunters passed with their walking sticks and dog a very good afternoon in the summer of '99  more »

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To enjoy a sumptuous stay near most of the Assisi's main tourist attractions, check into a luxury hotel in the bustling heart of town. Visitors looking for a distinctly local alternative to a hotel can stay at one of many convent guesthouses in and around the city. Offering traditional B&B accommodation with simple comforts and good food, monastery lodgings are an ideal escape from the activity of the tourist-driven areas, as well as a good base for exploring the history-rich countryside surrounding the city.
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