About 20 trains run daily from Perugia (25–30 min.). From Florence (2–3 hr.), trains run every 2 hours or so, though some require a transfer at Terontola. Trains arrive in the modern valley town of Santa Maria degli Angeli, about 5km (3 miles) from Assisi, with bus connections to Assisi every 20 minutes (1€); taxis are available for about 15€ to 20€.
By car, Assisi is 18km (11 miles) east of Perugia, off the SS75bis. The center’s steep streets are off-limits to non-resident drivers. The best strategy is to park in Piazza Matteotti (1.15€ per hour), keep walking west, and finish at the basilica; it’s all downhill. A dependable alternative is the Mojano multi-story garage (1.05€ first 2 hrs.; 1.45€/hr. thereafter) halfway up the hill from Piazza Giovanni Paolo II to Porta Nuova. Escalators whisk you into the center of town.
At least six BusItalia Nord buses (www.fsbusitalia.it; tel. 075/963-7001) connect Perugia with Assisi (50 min.) and five buses a day run between Assisi and Gubbio (1[bf]3/4 hr.). SULGA (www.sulga.it; tel. 075/500-9641) runs at least two buses daily from Rome’s Tiburtina station (3 hrs.) and Florence’s Fuimicino Airport.
The tourist office (www.comune.assisi.pg.it; tel. 075/812534) is in the Palazzo die Priori on Piazza del Comune. It’s open summer daily (8am–6:30pm) and winter (Mon–Sat 8am–2pm and 3–6pm; Sunday 9am–1pm). The private websites www.assisionline.com and www.assisiweb.com also have good info.
A good place to stock up on maps and guidebooks about Assisi (and anywhere else on earth) is the vintage shop Zubboli at Piazza del Commune 5 (tel. 075/812381; daily 8am–8pm), which also sells beautiful stationery and leather-bound journals.
Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.