Assisi is a town in the region of Umbria, in central Italy. It is located about 40 kilometers east of Perugia, and has a population of about 25,000 people. Assisi is known for its rich history and cultural heritage, and is home to many famous works of art and architecture. The town is most famous for its association with St. Francis of Assisi, who was born and lived in Assisi. The Basilica of San Francesco is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and is one of the most important religious sites in Italy. In addition to its historical and cultural attractions, Assisi is also a popular destination for outdoor activities, with many hiking and biking trails in the surrounding hills.