This part of the town is known as rione San Giacomo. There have been buildings in this area, just outside the town walls since the twelfth century. The whole area became part of the fortified town at the beginning of the 1300’s. The name “San Giacomo” comes from the church which is now called after Santa Chiara and is part of a convent. The main street is Via XI Settembre and lots of narrows streets and alleys lead off it giving the zone a traditional atmosphere. There are quite a number of churches and convents that reveal the religious piety of the inhabitants. In the Middle Ages many followed in the steps of Saint Francis and dedicated their lives to prayer and contemplation. Saint Claire of Assisi inspired them and many convents and nunneries were founded in the Upper Tiber Valley. Quite a few are still functioning. The two most important female figures on the religious scene are Beata Margherita and Santa Veronica Giuliani. When we walk along Via XI Settembre we can still sense the mysticism that inspired these people and we can visit their churches. At the entrance to Saint Claire’s convent we can see the “wheel” which was a valuable instrument of charity in the past.