Assisi is a town with 28,299 inhabitants (December 31, 2015) in the central Italian Umbria, near the regional capital of Perugia. It is the birthplace of St. Francis of Assisi, founder of the Friars Minor (now Franciscan Friars Minor or). (Also St. Francis.). And St. Clare, the founder of the Poor Clares. The medieval town with walls and ruined fortress Rocca Maggiore is still well preserved and was appointed in 2000 as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.