A lot of people who have never visited Assisi, ask us if it is possible traveling by train from Florence to Assisi, visiting the town, and traveling on to Rome all in one day.
No, you definitely need more than a day to experience all that Assisi has to offer, so you shouldn’t rush that. Assisi is a delightful town preserving a lot of original feel. You will enjoy walking the narrow streets, see lovely small courtyards and visiting lots of churches.
- What’s the best season to visit the town?
For the crowds and the prices, keep in mind that offseason is after Christmas festivities season (January 6th, Ephifany), until mid-late April (and more generally until Easter).
Offseason starts again after St. Francis Day (October 4th) through mid December. Assisi has a huge festival first week of May, the Calendimaggio.
However you could reasonably say Assisi is not so touristy (with crowds) all year round, except for the major festivities.