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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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$281
Nun Assisi Relais Spa Museum

Nun Assisi Relais Spa Museum

Via Eremo delle Carceri 1A, Assisi
4.9
of 5, from 72 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.

Giotto Hotel & Spa

Giotto Hotel & Spa

Via Fontebella 41, Assisi
4.4
of 5, from 287 reviews
4.5 out of 5.0

Located in the heart of Assisi, this 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.

$97
Hotel San Francesco

Hotel San Francesco

Via San Francesco 48, Assisi
4.2
of 5, from 224 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Assisi, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Papal Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, Roman Temple of Minerva, and Basilica of Santa Chiara. Cathedral of San Rufino and Eremo delle Carceri are also within 3 mi (5 km).

Hotel Porta Nuova

Hotel Porta Nuova

Viale Umberto I, 21, Assisi
4.3
of 5, from 186 reviews
3.5 out of 5.0

Located in the heart of Assisi, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Basilica of Santa Chiara and Roman Temple of Minerva. Cathedral of San Rufino and Eremo delle Carceri are also within 3 mi (5 km).

$73
Hotel Cenacolo

Hotel Cenacolo

Viale Patrono d'Italia 70, Assisi
4.4
of 5, from 229 reviews
4.5 out of 5.0

Located in Santa Maria degli Angeli, this hotel is 0.4 mi (0.6 km) from Discovery Station Assisi and within 3 mi (5 km) of Roman Temple of Minerva and Basilica of Santa Chiara. Cathedral of San Rufino is 2.1 mi (3.3 km) away.

$46
Hotel Pallotta Assisi

Hotel Pallotta Assisi

Via San Rufino 6, Assisi
4.6
of 5, from 98 reviews
2.5 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

Hotel Umbra

Via Degli Archi 6, Assisi
4.5
of 5, from 59 reviews
3.5 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.

$72
Il Palazzo

Il Palazzo

Via San Francesco 8, Assisi
4.7
of 5, from 3 reviews
3.5 out of 5.0

Situated in Assisi, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Oratorio dei Pellegrini, Roman Temple of Minerva, and Basilica of Santa Chiara. Cathedral of San Rufino and Eremo delle Carceri are also within 3 mi (5 km).