Santa Croce

If the weather is good, treat yourself to an energetic walk in the Bosco di San Francesco; the entrance is half way down the long wall on the right of the Upper Church of the Basilica. It's a steep, forested path with plenty of wild-life interest - a great display of wild orchids! After a couple of miles you will reach the church of Santa Croce, once the chapel of a Benedictine nunnery, first recorded in 1316. It now forms part of a tourist information centre. 

The cross behind the altar is attributed to Girolamo Marinelli. (c 1630).

Once here you may be feeling somewhat apprehensive about the return walk to Assisi, all up hill. Suggestion: pop in to the Osteria del Mulino nearby for a drink - or why not make it lunch? 

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