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The beautiful medieval walled town of Assisi is a very important Christian pilgrimage. This town honors St. Francis of Assisi, Italy's patron saint and the founder of the Franciscan order. The Basilica of Saint Francis has been a World Heritage Site since 2000. The Upper and Lower Basilicas were started in 1228, shortly after St. Francis' canonization. Interestingly enough, the land was known as Collo d'Inferno (Hill of Hell). Here convicted criminals were put to death. The churches' architecture is a combination of Romanesque and Gothic styles. and helped set the tone for many Italian edifices to come. Don't rush your visit and respect the dress code, no bare shoulders and no bare knees. For your convenience we have listed neighborhood hotels in approximate order of cost, starting with the least expensive. We have personally verified all hotel websites to make sure that they include English-language pages.

The two-star Hotel Properzio is so close to the Basilica that you will hear the bells every morning. It is located in a historic building offering 9 double rooms with a view of the historic town center's main street. An unusual hotel feature is the tower with a panoramic terrace. More common features include a TV room, a bar, and baby sitting service. The address is Via San Francesco 38, Assisi 06081.

The three-star Hotel Fontebella offers facilities for the disabled. This entire property is non-smoking. This historic, renaissance-style building has been recently renovated. The property includes congress facilities and free private parking, on a first come, first served basis. The Al Frantoio Restaurant relies on fresh, local produce and is said to have an excellent wine list. The bathrooms are ultramodern. Their address is Via Fontebella 25, Assisi 06081.

The three-star Hotel San Francesco is located right across from the Basilica, and some of the 44 rooms that range from singles to quads offer a panoramic view of the Basilica and the vast Umbrian plain. This building dates from the Fifteenth Century. Hotel facilities include a bar and restaurant restricted to hotel guests. The breakfast buffet features homemade cakes. The address is Via San Francesco 48, Assisi 06082.

The four-star Giotto Hotel is built on the foundations of an ancient building and has been welcoming guests since 1899. It has a wide range of business services include simultaneous translation and secretarial services. You will find a conference room, congress facilities, a snack bar, a bar, a TV room, a coffee shop, and restaurants. Did I mention the fitness center? There are 83 rooms including junior suites and suites. Visit their website to get a look at the restaurant and wine cellar in which meals are served. The address is Via Fontebella 41, Assisi 06081.

Over the years Levi Reiss has authored or co-authored ten books on computers and the Internet but simply prefers drinking fine Italian or other wine, with the right foods. He teaches a variety of computer classes at an Ontario French-language community college. Visit his Italian travel website which includes information on Italian wine and food.

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