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The Basilica of Santa Chiara is seen above the roofs of Assisi, Italy. Note the re-enforcement on the tower.
A modern art museum within a hotel or a hotel within a contemporary art museum. Hard to say! Upon entering the large parking lot, the imposing stainless steel sculpture by Nicola Carrino, makes the guest feel he is about to stay in a different hotel. This sensation is enhanced by the painting of Franco Troiani in the hotel lobby which welcomes the traveller with its rich and yet relaxing pastel colours. The Arte Hotel is embedded among the grfeen hills which surround Perugia, only a 10 minute drive from its centre. It offers 82 rooms, finely furnished, each room enriched with a unique work of art and equipped with all modern comforts. Greatest italian taste restaurant.
Brother Elia had designed the lower basilica as an enormous crypt with ribbed vaults. He had acquired his experience by building huge sepulchres out of hard rock in Syria.
The Franciscan monastery (Sacro Convento) and the lower and upper church (Basilica inferiore e superiore) of St Francis were begun immediately after his canonization in 1228. Simone di Pucciarello donated the land for the church, a hill at the west side of Assisi, known as "Hill of Hell" (it. Collo d'Inferno - here the criminals were put to death). Today, this hill is aptly called "Hill of Paradise".
Assisi was hit by the devastating twin earthquakes that shook Umbria in 1997, but the recovery and restoration have been remarkable, although much remains to be done. Massive damage was caused to many historical sites, but the major attraction, the Basilica di San Francesco, reopened less than two years later.
Assisi is a town in Italy in province of Perugia, Italy, in the Umbria region, on the western flank of Mt. Subasio. It is 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 Clares. Saint Gabriel of Our Lady of Sorrows of the 19th century was also born in Assisi.
Now the site of many a pilgrimage, Assisi is linked in legend with its native son, St. Francis. The gentle saint founded the Franciscan order and shares honors with St. Catherine of Siena as the patron saint of Italy. He is remembered by many, even non-Christians, as a lover of nature (his preaching to an audience of birds is one of the legends of his life).