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Piazza del Comune

Relax over a coffee or a glass of wine while you enjoy watching the crowds in this bustling square in the heart of Assisi.

Widely considered one of the best-preserved medieval squares in all of Italy, the Piazza del Comune is the focal point of the town of Assisi. Explore the open-air restaurants, gelatarias and wine bars that surround this pedestrian-only square, giving it a lovely warm atmosphere that attracts tourists and locals. After a long day sightseeing on the hilly streets of Assisi, the piazza is the perfect place to sit back and relax.

Sit on the steps of the Temple of Minerva with a gelato in hand to admire one of Italy’s best-preserved classical facades. Like the Pantheon in Rome, the Temple of Minerva owes its conservation to having been transformed into a church in medieval times.

To put the Temple of Minerva into context, walk just a few feet to the entrance to Assisi’s Civic Museum and Roman Forum. The museum’s collections include Umbrian and Roman antiquities and a scale model that reconstructs the layout of the Roman forum, the remains of which are directly underneath the modern piazza. These sites provide a stark reminder that while Assisi is most famous for being home to the patron saint of Italy, the town was a Roman settlement long before Francis walked its cobblestone streets.

Find gifts for friends and family at any of the tourist shops in the square and on the adjoining streets. The three-tiered fountain in the square is adorned with reliefs of lions and offers a great photo opportunity.

In one of the restaurants that spill out over the square enjoy a meal, from a simple panini or focaccia to a range of Italian and Umbrian fine-dining options.

The Piazza del Comune is located in central Assisi and buses from around town stop at the square. On the southern side of the square there is a tourism office, which offers up-to-date information on tourist attractions and advice on what to do during your stay. The piazza is surrounded by many hotels, which provide a good base for your stay in Assisi.


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Lodging Near Piazza del Comune

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Hotel Fontebella $93
Hotel Fontebella

Hotel Fontebella

25 Via Fontebella, Assisi
     
    4.2
    of 5, from 289 reviews
    4.0 out of 5.0

    Situated in the historical district, this romantic hotel is within a 10-minute walk of St. Peter's Abbey and Roman Temple of Minerva. Basilica of Santa Chiara and Cathedral of San Rufino are also within 15 minutes.

    Il Palazzo $83
    Il Palazzo

    Il Palazzo

    Via San Francesco 8, Assisi
       
      4.7
      of 5, from 12 reviews
      3.0 out of 5.0

      Situated in Assisi, this hotel is steps from Oratorio dei Pellegrini, Via San Francesco, and St. Peter's Abbey.

      Nun Assisi Relais Spa Museum $316
      Nun Assisi Relais Spa Museum

      Nun Assisi Relais Spa Museum

      Via Eremo delle Carceri 1A, Assisi
         
        4.9
        of 5, from 76 reviews
        5.0 out of 5.0

        This family-friendly Assisi hotel is located in the historical district, within a 10-minute walk of Cathedral of San Rufino, Roman Temple of Minerva, and Basilica of Santa Chiara. Eremo delle Carceri is 2.2 mi (3.6 km) away.

        Hotel Pallotta Assisi $75
        Hotel Pallotta Assisi

        Hotel Pallotta Assisi

        Via San Rufino 6, Assisi
           
          4.6
          of 5, from 106 reviews
          2.0 out of 5.0

          Located in the heart of Assisi, this hotel is steps from Piazza del Comune, Cathedral of San Rufino, and Roman Temple of Minerva. Basilica of Santa Chiara and Eremo delle Carceri are also within 3 mi (5 km).

          Hotel Umbra $106
          Hotel Umbra

          Hotel Umbra

          Via Degli Archi 6, Assisi
             
            4.5
            of 5, from 63 reviews
            3.0 out of 5.0

            Situated in the historical district, this hotel is steps from Piazza del Comune and Roman Temple of Minerva. Basilica of Santa Chiara and Cathedral of San Rufino are also within 10 minutes.

            Hotel Alexander $101
            Hotel Alexander

            Hotel Alexander

            Piazza Chiesa Nuova 6, Assisi
               
              4.4
              of 5, from 91 reviews
              3.0 out of 5.0

              Situated in the historical district, this hotel is steps from Piazza del Comune, Roman Temple of Minerva, and Cathedral of San Rufino. Basilica of Santa Chiara and Eremo delle Carceri are also within 3 mi (5 km).

              Hotel San Rufino $59
              Hotel San Rufino

              Hotel San Rufino

              Via Porta Perlici 7, Assisi
                 
                4.0
                of 5, from 65 reviews
                2.0 out of 5.0

                Located in the heart of Assisi, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Cathedral of San Rufino, Roman Temple of Minerva, and Basilica of Santa Chiara. Eremo delle Carceri is 2.4 mi (3.9 km) away.

                Hotel Pax $74
                Hotel Pax

                Hotel Pax

                Via S. Antonio, 14, Assisi
                   
                  4.2
                  of 5, from 84 reviews
                  3.0 out of 5.0

                  Situated in Assisi, this romantic hotel is steps from Piazza del Comune and Roman Temple of Minerva. Basilica of Santa Chiara and Cathedral of San Rufino are also within 10 minutes.