Visiting Assisi was like taking a trip back in time to a medieval village. Situated on a hill,it draws it's charm from the winding streets, stone buildings, and beautiful surrounding landscape of olive groves. It took 2 1/2 hours to travel there by train, and from the train station we had to take a short bus ride up to the top of the hill, but the view was gorgeous.
We followed a Rick Steve's recommended route for a day trip, and it was perfect. We saw all the major sites, including a medieval castle, and the tomb of St. Francis, and of course enjoyed the educational yet witty commentary of Rick Steve's guidebook. Yet, what I liked most about Assisi was the peaceful atmosphere. There were very few cars, and it was overall a very relaxing experience.