We took the first train out from Rome to Assisi. The same train also goes to Spoleto and Perugia. We met other 'pilgrims' going to the church of San Francisco in Assisi. Its a popular pilgrimage destination for Catholics. The town is situated on a hillside and it made for tough walking but there was a bus which we took to get up the hill to the village on top. It was still early in the morning and there wasn't many people up and about. We walked the narrow lanes between the stone houses. It was quite pretty.