Private Walking Tour of Assisi: In the Footsteps of St. Francis

Private Walking Tour of Assisi: In the Footsteps of St. Francis

The birthplace of St. Francis, Assisi has long been closely linked with religion. Yet, this idyllic medieval city in the region of Umbria, is also home to outstanding architecture and splendid artwork. On this 2.5-hour private tour, follow your guide to discover the highlights and hidden gems in this coveted UNESCO World Heritage site.

Assisi’s fame has always been closely linked to the birthplace of St. Francis, and as a designated UNESCO World Heritage site, it continues to draw pilgrims and travelers alike. This beautiful Umbrian town, perched on a hilltop, boasts stunning medieval architecture, remarkable works of art and timeless charm, making it one of the most popular destinations in Italy.



Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi, Piazza S. Francesco, 2, 06081, Assisi Italy

Your tour begins at the most notable attraction in the city: the Basilica of St. Francis. Here, you’ll hear anecdotes of the life of St. Francis and learn more about the spectacular complex that is divided into two different yet complementary churches: the Basilica Inferiore - the Romanesque lower church - and the Basilica Superiore – the newer Gothic church. Both churches are enriched with a splendid collection of frescoes by celebrated artists, such as Cimabue, Giotto, Simone Martini and Pietro Lorenzetti.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Piazza del Comune Centro storico, 06081, Assisi Italy

Moving on, enjoy a stroll down via San Francesco as you head to Piazza del Comune, arguably one of the most beautiful piazzas in Italy. Framed by buildings that recall the city’s Umbrian-Roman and medieval origins, your guide will share intriguing stories of this lively square.

Duration: 10 minutes

Pass By: Church of Santa Maria sopra Minerva in Assisi, Piazza del Comune, 14, 06081 Assisi PG, Italy

As you walk by the Ancient Roman Temple of Minerva, on the north side of the piazza, take time to admire its well-preserved original facade as well as the majestic Corinthian columns.

Stop At: Piazza Chiesa Nuova 7, 06081, Assisi Italy

Then, follow your guide on a journey through the childhood of St. Francis: the Chiesa Nuova (New Church) built in the 17th century on the site of the house where the Saint grew up, and the Oratory of St. Francis Piccolino, where he was born.


Duration: 10 minutes

Pass By: Oratorio S. Francesco Piccolino, Via Sant'Agnese, Assisi Italy

Then, follow your guide on a journey through the childhood of St. Francis: the Chiesa Nuova (New Church) built in the 17th century on the site of the house where the Saint grew up, and the Oratory of St. Francis Piccolino, where he was born.


Pass By: Corso Giuseppe Mazzini, 06081 Assisi PG, Italy

Finally, follow your guide through Corso Mazzini

Pass By: Piazza Santa Chiara, 06081 Assisi PG, Italy

Finally, follow your guide through Corso Mazzini and all the way to Piazza Santa Chiara to admire the elegant Basilica of St. Clare

Stop At: Basilica di Santa Chiara, Piazza Santa Chiara, 1, 06081 Assisi PG, Italy

Built in memory of St. Clare, one of St. Francis’ most devoted followers. The Basilica, with its white facade trimmed with strips of pink stone, holds the relics of St. Clare in its crypt and the crucifix of San Damiano, where Francis was praying in front when he received his calling. Piazza Santa Chiara is the perfect place to end your tour as you take in the uninterrupted views over the Umbra Valley.

Duration: 15 minutes



Informacion Adicional
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"Near public transportation"
"Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level"
"This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund"
"This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund"
"This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate"
"Face masks required for travelers in public areas"
"Face masks required for guides in public areas"
"Face masks provided for travelers"
"Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff"
"Social distancing enforced throughout experience"
"Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas"
"Gear/equipment sanitized between use"
"Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized"
"Guides required to regularly wash hands"
"Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms"



Duración: 2 Hours 30 Minutes
Lugar de comienzo: Piazza Inferiore di San Francesco, Piazza Inferiore di S. Francesco, 06081 Assisi PG, Italy

Cancelaciones y devoluciones: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Incluye

  • Local Guide
  • Expertly guided walking tour
  • Entrance fee to Basilica of St. Francis
  • Entry/Admission - Basilica di Santa Chiara

No Incluye

  • Gratuities
  • Entrance fee (should you wish to enter another site)
  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • Entry/Admission - Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi
  • Entry/Admission - Piazza del Comune
  • Entry/Admission - Chiesa Nuova

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