Part two: Assisi and Siena
I mentioned that Naples was one of my favorite cities in all of Italy. My all-time favorite city in all of Italy (now, mind you I haven’t seen EVERY city in Italy) yet my favorite city still is Assisi. It is the first city I have ever visited that literally brought me to tears. The sense of pure peace from its hill-top heights with the most mesmerizing panoramic views of yellows, greens, and blues can move the most cynical and jaded of individuals to cry or at least smile a little. Assisi is in the region of Umbria, known as the Green Heart of Italy—its simplicity is purifying and awe-inspiring. A day visit is all you need and it will stay with you for a lifetime.