We were out of our apartments at 6:45 to catch a morning train to Assisi departing from Termini, the train station in Rome. It was going to be a long day on our feet, and we wouldn't be back in Rome until 9pm.
Several hours later, we made it to Assisi. I kept saying "wow" at every glance. There's not terribly much to say when the pictures can do a better job.
This incredible hill town is filled with awesome urban characteristics. The tight, winding streets reach vistas where major points of attraction are aligned in the distance. Those considerations had to be intentional; note the photos I have where streets and archways frame the view.
Assisi's urban pattern gives its inhabitants many interesting places to look, creating an interesting and rewarding experience as you walk through town. Too bad we don't often see new examples today. The urban development of Assisi is a striking contrast to American suburbs, to the misfortune of us who live in sprawl. I'll have to change that.