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Private Assisi Walking Tour with St Francis Basilica

Private Assisi Walking Tour with St Francis Basilica

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Known to pilgrims from all over the world, the umbrian hilltown of Assisi located beneath the summit of Monte Subasio will enchant you with its maze of medieval streets and charming squares. Our Assisi guided tour will stop at the Basilica of St Francis hosting the remains of the saint who founded the famous Franciscan order. With an expert city guide learn the history behind Italy's most famous pilgrimage site

DurationPrices from:
27.00
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2.5 hours

Private Assisi Walking Tour with St Francis Basilica

From: 27.00

Duration: 2.5 hours

Highlights & Includes Highlights & Includes
  • Local Expert English-speaking Guide
  • Headsets for visiting the Basilica of Saint Francis, compulsory fo groups of 10 and more people
Tour Overview Tour Overview

The birthplace of Saint Francis - one of saint patrons of Italy, the medieval town of Assisi is home to the papal Basilica of St. Francis and to Basilica of Santa Chiara - dedicated to the founder of the Order of Poor Ladies. With an expert licensed guide learn about the childhood of St Francis, the foundation of Franciscan Order and how the medieval art of Assisi impacted and influenced the development of Italian and European culture.

Our Private Assisi Tour will start with the Basilica of Santa Chiara, home to the tomb with the relics of Saint Claire and the famous crucifix that spoke to St Francis. Saint Clare was St Francis' friend and protegé. She took the veil of the religious life from Francis gathering a large female following and becoming the abbess of the new order. Admire the early Gothic and Romanesque style of the 13th century Basilica and its tallest bell tower in Assisi.

Your Assisi guided tour will continue with a stroll on the medieval streets of the Old Town. You will stop at Piazza del Comune where all the most important town builidings are located - a perfect representation of the classic Umbrian architecture. This is also where the Temple of Minerva is located. German poet Goethe described it during his travels in Italy, admiring this ancient Roman building and its facade, still perfectly preserved.

With your expert licensed guide you will reach St Francis Basilica, consisting of two large churches situated on two different levels: Lower Basilica and Upper Basilica. This unusual solution was implemented because of St Francis relics. Instead of just a crypt, the whole Lower Basilica is dedicated to them. Set on massive pillars it also supports the Upper Basilica - a perfect example of Gothic style (interior) and Romanesque facade. Conclude your Assisi walking tour in the Basilica as you admire the magnificent frescoes and masterpieces of Giotto, Cimabue and many more. Your guide will be at disposal to provide additional information on other places to visit (Rocca Maggiore fort for example) or to recommend best places where you can taste local specialties.

These Umbria walking tours can be customized to suit your requirements. If you would like to add extra hours or schedule a personalized itinerary contact our Sales Team to discuss options. Upon request and subject to guide availability these tours can also operate in other languages including French, German, Italian, Russian, Polish and Portugese.

IMPORTANT: Beginning Friday 6 August 2021 and until further notice, access to the archaeological sites, museums and similar tourist venues, bars, restaurants etc will be permitted only to those in possession of a Green COVID-19 Certification (Green Pass or equivalent certificate like the CDC vaccine card). Please remember to also bring your ID or passport to confirm your identity.

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  • Gratuities
  • Entrance fees if applicable

Maps and Flags Meeting Point

Your Private Assisi Walking Tour can start at the car park of Porta Nuova or directly at your hotel if located near the main attractions

Information Symbol Other Information
  • This tour is not fully accessible for wheelchair users or people with walking disabilities. However, please contact us directly and we will be able to take you on alternative routes suitable for you.
  • There is a dress code for visiting places of worship in Italy. No shorts or sleeveless tops are allowed and knees and arms must be covered
  • At times the Basilica can be closed unexpectedly for religious ceremonies without prior notice - in the event of that happening the guide will provide explanation from outside
  • Other languages on request
  • Beginning Friday 6 August 2021 and until further notice, access to the archaeological sites, museums and similar tourist venues, bars, restaurants etc will be permitted only to those in possession of a Green COVID-19 Certification (Green Pass or equivalent certificate like the CDC vaccine card). Please remember to also bring your ID or passport to confirm your identity.

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