Small Group Tour of Assisi and St. Francis Basilica visit

Small Group Tour of Assisi and St. Francis Basilica visit

Join a 3-hour walking tour of Assisi to see the wonderful Basilica of Saint Francis, Saint Rufino’s Cathedral, and Saint Claire's Basilica as well as the lively main city square – Piazza del Comune.

Itinerary
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Stop At: Assisi, Assisi, Province of Perugia, Umbria

Meet the guide at 10:30am and visit the old Roman ruins of the local amphitheater, which was reused in the Middle Ages as a quarry for stones to build local houses. You will see how the amphitheater was turned into a private neighborhood. From there, the view toward the Rocca Maggiore medieval castle is one of the best in the city.

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

The tour will then head down to the Basilica of Saint Francis which is world-famous for its 13th-14th century frescoes by the best painters of Italy at that time. Among those, the most famous is Giotto.

Come to Assisi and explore with a guide the history, art,and local traditions of one of the most famous hill towns of Italy.

Duration: 3 hours

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

The Basilica of St. Clare of Assisi, realized with the typical pink stone extracted from the quarry of the Subasio mountain, contains precious frescos dating back to the period from the XIIth to the XIVth century.

In the chapel on the right, along the unique nave of St. Clare of Assisi, finishing in transept and polygonal apse, you can admire the Crucifix which, according to tradition, would have invited St. Francesco in the church of St. Damiano in order to "reset up the Church"

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Chiesa Nuova.

The Chiesa Nuova is a church in Assisi, Italy, built in 1615 on the site of the presumed birthplace of St. Francis, the house of Pietro di Bernardone. It was then called Chiesa Nuova because it was the last church to be built in Assisi at that time.

Duration: 30 minutes

Pass By: Cattedrale di San Rufino, Piazza San Rufino 3, 06081, Assisi Italy

Assisi Cathedral, dedicated to San Rufino (Rufinus of Assisi) is a major church in Assisi.

Stop At: Santa Maria sopra Minerva, Piazza del Comune, 06081, Assisi Italy

The Temple of Minerva is an ancient Roman building in Assisi, Umbria, central Italy. It currently houses a church, Santa Maria sopra Minerva, built in 1539 and renovated in Baroque style in the 17th century.

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage site, the basilica of St. Francis was built under the direction of Brother Elias, vicar general and architect of the order, starting in 1228, just two years after the saint's death, as a place designed to receive his remains.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Basilica Superiore di San Francesco d' Assisi, Piazza San Francesco, Assisi Italy

If the solemn and dark lower basilica invites penance and silence, the upper church soars into the sky, airy and bright.

In a Gothic style with French influences, the nave has four bays, cross vaulting, and a polygonal transept and apse.

Duration: 30 minutes



Informacion Adicional
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"
"A dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements"
"A minimum of 2 people per booking is required"
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"Near public transportation"
"Most travelers can participate"
"Please notice: on Sundays, big Catholic holidays and National holidays, guided tours inside the Basilica of St. Francis ar forbidden. Your guide will explain to you the church from outside, and you will enter alone on silence."
"This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers"



Hora de Inicio: 10:30 AM
Duración: 3 Hours
Lugar de comienzo: Parcheggio Saba Matteotti, Piazza Giacomo Matteotti, 06083 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

  • Professional tour guide

No Incluye

  • gratuities
  • Admission tickets to St. Francis Basilica
  • Entry/Admission - Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi
  • Entry/Admission - Basilica Superiore di San Francesco d' Assisi

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