La Zuppa inglese bandb
La Zuppa inglese (The Trifle) is a romantic, charming B&B, in Via S. Maria di Lignano, 47 – Assisi (Italy) – on the road leading to Madonna dei Tre Fossi shrine, about 800 meters before reaching the pretty little church. It is inside the Subasio Park: isolated enough to enjoy the silence and peace of the forest, although well connected to get to Assisi town centre in just 10 minutes.
The property includes a small piece of land, with private parking behind a gate.
The 3 rooms are comfortable and have a private bathroom. Breakfast is rich and carefully prepared: we also serve eggs and bacon, handmade bread and raw juice.
We are also very happy to cater for vegetarians.
The closest town is Assisi: it was the birthplace of St. Francis, who founded the Franciscan religious order in the town in 1208, and St. Clare (Chiara d'Offreducci), the founder of the Poor Sisters, which later became the Order of Poor Clares after her death. The 19th-century Saint Gabriel of Our Lady of Sorrows was also born in Assisi. Main sights are: the Basilica of San Francesco and Other Franciscan Sites; UNESCO World Heritage Site; Papal Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi.
- The Basilica of San Francesco d'Assisi (St. Francis) is a World Heritage Site. The Franciscan monastery, il Sacro Convento, and the lower and upper church (Basilica inferiore e superiore) of St Francis were begun immediately after his canonization in 1228, and completed in 1253. The lower church has frescos by renowned late-medieval artists Cimabue and Giotto; in the upper church are frescos of scenes in the life of St. Francis previously ascribed to Giotto and now thought to be by artists of the circle of Pietro Cavallini of Rome. The Basilica was badly damaged by an earthquake of 26 September 1997 – during which part of the vault collapsed, killing four people inside the church and carrying with it a fresco by Cimabue. The edifice and was closed for two years for restoration.
- Santa Maria Maggiore (St. Mary the Greater), the earliest extant church in Assisi.
- The Cathedral of San Rufino (St. Rufinus), with a Romanesque façade with three rose windows and a 16th century interior; part of it is built on a Roman cistern.
- Basilica of Santa Chiara (St Clare) with its massive lateral buttresses, rose window, and simple Gothic interior, begun in 1257, contains the tomb of the saint and 13th century frescoes and paintings.
- Basilica of Santa Maria degli Angeli (St. Mary of the Angels), which houses the Porziuncola.
- Chiesa Nuova, built over the presumed parental home of St. Francis
- Santo Stefano (Assisi), one of the oldest churches of Assisi.
- Eremo delle Carceri, a small monastery with church at a canyon above Assisi, where S. Francis retreated and preached to birds
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This page was last updated: 14 May 2011