Rocca Maggiore, Assisi
Via della Rocca, 06081 Assisi PG, Italy
Autumn in UmbriaAround this time last year I made a trip to Assisi that still stands out as one of the best days of my seven months in Italy. It was a beautiful fall day in Assisi and my friends and I filled it by visiting the town's major churches, watching monks stroll through one of the courtyards (exactly as I would have imagined) and dodging a couple of nuns driving rather recklessly down the narrow streets (exactly as I would have imagined). In the late afternoon, we walked uphill to the Rocca Maggiore, an old castle perched at the top of the hill, where we were met with surreally beautiful views of the Umbrian countryside around us.