Assisi is the birthplace of Saint Francis, who made the town famous when he created the Franciscan religious order in 1208.
Today, the city is filled with religious artifacts, historic churches and a cathedral that has the tomb of St. Francis and site of many a pilgrimage. It is simply a must see for tourists visiting Italy looking for some historical richness.
The Basilica was heavily damaged by an earthquake in 1997. Impressive repairs and reconstruction of the Basilica has given visitors and tourists an amazing look at the frescos and paintings that have been brought back to their former glory.