The View From Assisi – Weekly Travel Photo

Posted on / by Alex Berger

Assisi - Cathedral and Fields

Situated in the heart of the rich Umbrian countryside the hilltop town of Assisi embodies the aura, charm, and personality of Italian hilltop cities.  The view from the historic city is enchanting and takes in a vista that includes carefully manicured fields, Assisi’s new town, Italian villas, vineyards, and a number of historic buildings including perfectly maintained cathedrals that are several hundred years old.  Despite the grandeur of the view, it is all flavored by the humble ideals and mentality of the Franciscans, who have served as the city’s dominant religious group for hundreds of years.

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Would you like to see previous Weekly Photos? View past travel pictures here. This photo was taken on a Canon T3i (600D) Camera.

Alex Berger

I am a travel blogger and photographer. I also am involved in academic research into the study abroad and backpacker communities.


  • Mich T
    February 22, 2014

    Nice photos! This blog post makes me want to go to the place. Actually, anything Italian I like so I guess that’s kind of a biased statement. Haha!

    • Alex Berger
      February 23, 2014

      Thanks Mich! Italy definitely has that impact on most of us!

  • Joy @MyTravelingJoys
    February 24, 2014

    Such lovely views and so green! Did you take this photo in the springtime?

    • Alex Berger
      February 24, 2014

      Hi Joy! Thanks! I believe it was in April. The greens were amazing.


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