It's a 1.5km olive-tree-lined stroll southeast of Assisi's centre to the church where St Francis first heard the voice of God and where he wrote his Canticle of the Creatures. Something different this way comes: You walk through the church's various fresco-slathered rooms, small Canticle museum and gorgeous cloister following an Italian/English signposted step-by-step guide.

The serene surroundings are popular with pilgrims.