Private tour of the Basilica and other Franciscan sites
Activities

Private tour of the Basilica and other Franciscan sites

Free cancellation
Language: English , Italian , French , Spanish , German
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: from 6 hours to 7 hours
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Marvel at the grandiose Basilica with frescoes by Giotto and Cimabue
  • Discover Assisi's Roman highlights with an experienced local guide
  • Get to know more about Saint Francis by visiting the Porziuncola
What to expect

The tour starts at the Basilica of Saint Francis, where you will meet the guide and see frescoes by the best Italian painters of the 13th-14th century, such as Giotto and Cimabue. This church, where art meets spirituality, is a powerful place for both believers and art lovers.

From there, you will get to the main city square, Piazza del Comune, where you will see one of the best-preserved Roman temples in Italy – Minerva's temple – which is surrounded by imposing medieval government buildings. Past the Roman ruins of the local amphitheater, walking through narrow alleys and medieval squares, you will reach Saint Rufino’s Cathedral and Saint Claire's Basilica.

After lunch, you will explore sanctuaries and Franciscan sites outside of Assisi with your driver and guide. You will start visiting the Eremo delle Carceri, an impressive Franciscan friary built in the 15th century on the mountain slopes. It incorporates the grottoes where Saint Francis used to retreat. From there you will also enjoy one of the most stunning views over the Umbrian Valley.

Then you will be taken to the Sanctuary of Saint Damiano which is the place where Saint Francis had the vision of the crucifix asking him to fix its church. It was the starting point of his new experience as a friar in the footsteps of Jesus Christ.

The tour will take you finally to the Basilica of Our Lady of the Angels which protects the tiny Porziuncola under its gigantic dome. This is the very little chapel where Francis and his first companions founded the Franciscan community and also the place where Saint Francis passed away.

Read more
COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • Guides and all other staff are required to wear masks
  • Temperature screening is compulsory for all visitors
  • Visitors over 18 must show their ID and proof of one of the following: a full vaccination or first vaccination (this requirement varies depending on the country) received at least 15 days prior, recovery from a COVID-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative result from a PCR or antigen test taken no more than 48 hours before the experience starts. This may also apply to those aged 12 and above
  • What's included
    • Guided tour
    • Private transportation
    What's not included
    • Entrance fees (2,50€ for the Basilica of Saint Francis)
    • Food and drinks
    Where

    Porta S. Francesco 1, 06081 Assisi PG, Italy

    Meeting point:

    At the lower entrance of the Basilica of Saint Francis.

    What to remember
    • Please notice: on Sundays, important catholic and national holidays, guided tours inside the Basilica of St. Francis are forbidden. Your guide will present the church from the outside, and you will enter it alone in silence
    • This is a private tour/activity. Maximum number of participants: 8 people
    Read more
    When
    • From Monday to Saturday at 10.00am
    Read more
    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 24 hours before the experience begins.

    You might also like

    Assisi private tour with a local guide
    Activities

    Assisi private tour with a local guide

    Join this private tour to explore Assisi, the city that is so often identified with one of the most beloved saints ever, St. Francis of Assisi. You'll discover a delightful medieval town with lots of precious hidden corners and delicious typical food!

    free cancellation
    Duration 2 hours 30 minutes
    Available in:

    en, it, fr, es, de 

    Baby Chef: Italian cooking class for children
    Activities

    Baby Chef: Italian cooking class for children

    Book a fun cooking class for your children who will enjoy cooking some typical Italian dishes, while you can relax or visit the charming town of Assisi.

    free cancellation
    Duration 3 hours
    Available in:

    en, it 

    Winemaker for one day
    Excursions & day trips

    Winemaker for one day

    Discover the process of producing local wines through a lesson and a tasting of wines and other typical Umbrian products.

    free cancellation
    Duration up to 2 hours
    Available in:

    en, it, fr, de 

    Wine and cheese tasting
    Excursions & day trips

    Wine and cheese tasting

    Taste the most peculiar pairings of wines produced by the company, cheeses and other local products.

    free cancellation
    Duration up to 2 hours
    Available in:

    en, it, fr, de 

    Market visit and private cooking class at a Cesarina's home in Assisi
    Activities

    Market visit and private cooking class at a Cesarina's home in Assisi

    Visit the local market with the Cesarina, immerse yourself in a cooking class and learn the secrets of the most famous dishes of Assisi cuisine!

    free cancellation
    Duration up to 6 hours
    Available in:

    en, it 

    Market tour and dining experience at a Cesarina's home in Assisi
    Activities

    Market tour and dining experience at a Cesarina's home in Assisi

    Visit Assisi's vibrant local market and immerse yourself in a private dining experience at a Cesarina's home!

    free cancellation
    Duration up to 4 hours
    Available in:

    en, it