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Assisi private walking tour

Availability: Every day
Duration: 3 hours
Language: English
Mobile voucher accepted
Do this because
  • Learn the long history behind Italy's most famous pilgrimage site
  • Admire the fantastic art collection of the church with paintings by Giotto and Lorenzetti
  • Take in the view of the Basilica of Santa Chiara and the Papal Basilica of St. Francis
  • Learn about the stunning architecture of Assisi
What to expect

Head for Monte Subasio on a 3-hour walking tour of Assisi and explore Italy’s famous pilgrimage site. Stroll the maze of medieval streets, and visit the Basilicas of Santa Chiara and St. Francis to see one of Italy’s largest collections of church art. Located on a gentle hill beneath the summit of Monte Subasio, the fabled Umbrian town of Assisi is the most famous pilgrimage site in Italy, a consequence of being the birthplace of Saint Francis.

Born in the village of warm pink stone in 1182, Francis founded the mendicant Franciscan order to which he gave his name in 1210. Prior to his birth, Assisi had been settled by ancient Umbrian tribes, and later became a Roman town. Thanks to this rich history and the blend of incredible architecture and art, Assisi is a multi-faceted town.

Discover all its facets on an emotional 3-hour walking tour. Stop by to pay particular attention to the 2 churches of the Basilica of Santa Chiara, dedicated to the founder of the Order of Poor Ladies, and the Papal Basilica of St. Francis, built between 1228 and 1253. It is now home to the consecrated remains of the saint. The stunning monument is also said to have the best collection of art in any church of Italy, including frescoes and paintings by Cimabue, Giotto, Lorenzetti and more.

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What's included
  • Professional guide
  • St. Francis Basilica (upper and lower Basilica)
  • Main square with Minerva temple
  • Oratory of St. Francis
  • Birthplace of St. Francis
  • Basilica of St. Clare (exterior for departures at 10.45)
What's not included
  • Entrance tickets (euro 2,50 per person to the Saint Francis Basilica)
  • Tips (optional)
Where

Piazza Inferiore di S. Francesco, 06081 Assisi PG, Italy

Meeting point:

In front of St. Francis Basilica lower entrance.

What to remember
  • Please notice: on Sundays, important Catholic holidays and National holidays, guided tours inside the Basilica of St. Francis ar forbidden. Your guide will explain the church from outside, and you will enter alone in silence
  • Access to places of worship requires suitable clothing: shorts, bare shoulders, sandals, hats and sunglasses are not allowed
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
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When
  • The tour runs every day at 9.00am, 10.00am, 10.45am, 2.30pm, 3.30pm
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Provider
UMBRIA CON ME
Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100 % refund if you cancel up to un jour before the activity begins.

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