A territory rich in charm, history, art and culture
Walking through the streets of Assisi is a pleasant emotion
Assisi stretches out on the slopes of Mount Subasio, above the plain in which flow Topino and Chiascio. Though it can boast Roman origins, the present-day appearance, because of the buildings of the urban fabric, it is surely due to the medieval development. The oldest part of the city is protected by a defensive apparatus made up of eight fortified entrance and a long city walls, still in excellent condition, of which there by two castles: the Major Castle, reconstructed by the Cardinal Albarnoz in 1367 and the Minor Castle.
Giotto di Bodone was born to a wealthy family in 1267, like many others was urbanized in Florence and, according to the literary tradition, had entrusted his son to the workshop of a painter, Cenni di Pepi, said Cimabue. That Cimabue was the master of Giotto there are only an indication of stylistic type: collaboration in the workshop of the Florentine master Giotto would, however, allowed to follow him to Rome in the 1280s, where there was also Arnolfo di Cambio, and would later introduce in the yard of Assisi.