Assisi Full day tour including St Francis Basilica and Porziuncola

Assisi Full day tour including St Francis Basilica and Porziuncola

See the highlights of Assisi on a 6-hour  tour with a knowledgeable local guide.This small group tour will allow you to know about the most authentic places to feel the spirituality of Saint Francis of Assisi.

Itinerary
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Pass By: Umbria Con Me Day Tours, St. Pietro Nenni, 06081, Assisi Italy

Meet the guide at 10:00am and visit 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.

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 morning will then head down to 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.

After free time for lunch, in the afternoon you will explore Sanctuaries and Franciscan Sites outside Assisi by driver and guide.

Your tour will start with the visit of EREMO DELLE CARCERI . “Carceri” is a metaphoric name given to this place which is nowadays an impressive old Franciscan friary built in 15th C. on the mountain slopes. It incorporates the grottoes were Saint Francis used to do retreat. From there you will also enjoy one of the most stunning views over the below Umbrian Valley.

After the hermitage you will be taken to the sanctuary of Saint Damiano which is the place of Saint Francis vocation. There it happened the vision of the cruicifix advising Francis to fix his church. It was the starting point of Francis new experience as a friar on the footsteps of Jesus Christ.

Your tour will take you as last to the Basilica of Our Lady of the Angels which protects under its gigantic dome the tiny Porziuncola. 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.

The tour will end at 5:00pm.

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

The Basilica of Saint Francis of Assisi is the mother church of the Roman Catholic Order of Friars Minor Conventual in Assisi, a town in the Umbria region in central Italy, where Saint Francis was born and died

Duration: 45 minutes

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

This bright and spacious basilica consists of a single four-bay nave with cross-vaulted ceiling bordered with patterns of crosses and leaves, a transept and a polygonal apse. The four ribbed vaults are decorated alternately with golden stars on a blue background and paintings.

Duration: 45 minutes

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

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

The temple was built in the 1st century by will of Gnaeus Caesius and Titus Caesius Priscus, who were two of the city's quattuorviri and also financed the construction.

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Erected in 1615 on the remains of a building believed to be the home of St. Francis. The building’s architecture design is from the Renaissance period. The façade, built of brick, is divided by four pillars supporting a Doric entablature, with attic gable, above which rises a hemispherical dome.

Duration: 30 minutes

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

The Basilica of Saint Clare is a church dedicated to and contains the remains of Saint Clare of Assisi, a follower of Saint Francis of Assisi and founder of the Order of Poor Ladies, known today as the Order of Saint Clare.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Via Eremo delle Carceri Monte Subasio, 06081, Assisi Italy

It's located 4km away from the center of Assisi. The white building nestles in a quiet lane surrounded by mountains. This is the hermitage of the Carceri where St. Francis and his followers were praying and meditating. "Eremo" means hermitage in Italian

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Via San Damiano, Assisi Italy

San Damiano is a church with a monastery near Assisi, Italy. Built in the 12th century, it was the first monastery of the Order of Saint Clare, where Saint Clare built her community.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli - Porziuncola, Piazza della Porziuncola 1, 06081, Assisi Italy

Built on a grandiose scale, the Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli is the seventh largest Christian church. Its magnificence may be at odds with the simplicity preached by St Francis himself but the flocks of pilgrims coming to visit the primitive Porziuncola chapel and the Cappella del Transito called for a building that was able to accomodate the faithful.

Duration: 1 hour



Informacion Adicional
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"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"
"Please notice: on Sundays, big Catholic holidays and National holidays, guided tours inside the Basilica of St. Francis ar forbidden. You guide will explain to you the church from outside, and you will enter alone on silence."
"Near public transportation"
"Infants must sit on laps"
"Most travelers can participate"
"This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers"



Hora de Inicio: 10:00 AM
Duración: 6 Hours
Lugar de comienzo: Basilica of San Francesco d'Assisi, Piazza Inferiore di S. Francesco, 2, 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

  • Professional guide (3 hours in the morning and 3 hours in the afternoon)
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan only for the afternoon tour

No Incluye

  • Lunch
  • Entrance fees (€ 2,50 per person)
  • Entry/Admission - Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi
  • Entry/Admission - Basilica Superiore di San Francesco d' Assisi
  • Entry/Admission - Chiesa Nuova
  • Entry/Admission - Basilica di Santa Chiara
  • Entry/Admission - Eremo delle Carceri
  • Entry/Admission - San Damiano
  • Entry/Admission - Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli - Porziuncola

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