The singing monk and his love for Umbria’s most beautiful hilltop town

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Assisi is an astonishingly beautiful medieval hill town – but it is not the only wonderful sight in this corner of Italy: not far away is Perugia, another lovely town on top of a hill, and nearby is the tiny village of Castiglione della Valle, where I come from. There is, however, something very special about Assisi, the home town of St Francis. Each year it attracts five to six million tourists and the big draw is its links to St Francis and St Clare. […]

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