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Assisi: Walking Tour with St. Francis Basilica Visit

1. Assisi: Walking Tour with St. Francis Basilica Visit

Explore Assisi on a walking tour with a guide who will tell you about the history, art, and local traditions of one of the most famous hill towns of Italy. Meet your guide and head to the ruins of the ancient Roman amphitheater, which was later put to use in the Middle Ages as a quarry for stone to build local houses. See how the amphitheater later was turned into a private neighborhood. From this vantage point, the view of the Rocca Maggiore medieval castle is one of the best in the city. Continuing along narrow alleys and through medieval squares you’ll reach the Cathedral of Saint Rufino Cathedral, the Basilica of Saint Claire, and Piazza del Comune, the main city square. At the square you’ll see the Minerva temple, one of the best-preserved Roman temples in Italy. It is surrounded by imposing medieval government buildings. The tour then continues on to the Saint Francis Basilica, which is well known for its 13th and 14th-century frescoes created by Italian masters of the time, including Giotto.

Assisi: Self Guided Audio Tour

2. Assisi: Self Guided Audio Tour

Explore Assisi on a smartphone tour. Learn about iconic landmarks like the Basilica of San Francesco d'Assisi, the Basilica di Santa Chiara, and the castle of Rocca Maggiore. Download the app and start your self-guided adventure. Use the navigation function to easily find sights and photo hotspots. Stroll along planned routes and immerse yourself in the history and culture of this ancient town. View the UNESCO World Heritage site where Saint Francis died at the Basilica of Saint Francis of Assisi. See where Saint Clare's remains were found at the Basilica di Santa Chiara. Admire the 800-year old stone castle of Rocca Maggiore. Tune in to the audio commentary to hear about tourist attractions. Start or pause your tour whenever you wish. Have the freedom to design your own schedule.

Assisi: 2-Hour Walking Tour

3. Assisi: 2-Hour Walking Tour

Admire the rich art and tradition of Assisi on a guided walking tour. Start your tour at the main square, the Piazza del Comune. See one of the best-preserved Roman temples in Italy: The Temple of Minerva, built in the Late Republic period of the 1st century BC. Walk among medieval government buildings and the remains of an ancient forum. Visit the medieval castle of Rocca Maggiore and then continue to the famous Basilica of San Francesco. Learn about the famous Saint Francis and his fascinating life from your guide. Go to the Basilica of Santa Chiara, another important place of worship in the city of Assisi, and see its 12th-century crucifix.

Assisi: Night Tour by Vintage Tuk Tuk

4. Assisi: Night Tour by Vintage Tuk Tuk

Enjoy a night panoramic guided tour along the winding streets aboard an Ape Calessino tuk-tuk, following San Francesco and Santa Chiara’s footsteps; discover the historical and artistic treasures of this medieval town by night. The tour departs from the historical town center or you can enjoy a free pick-up from your centrally located hotel aboard a vintage Ape Calessino tuk-tuk. The driver will show you the lights of Assisi with its monuments; St Clare Basilica, the roman and medieval main square "Piazza del Comune", San Rufino cathedral, the medieval Rocca Maggiore with a superb view overlooking the valley and the majestic Saint Francis Basilica.  Due to technical problems, if you want to book the tour for 3 people please contact the Asisium Travel Agency by email or by phone

Assisi by driver and guide. Panoramic and Historical tour

5. Assisi by driver and guide. Panoramic and Historical tour

The tour starts at the St. Francis Basilica, one of the most important religious sites in Italy. Explore the breathtaking Upper Basilica, adorned with stunning frescoes by Giotto and other Renaissance artists, which tell the life story of St. Francis. As you descend to the Lower Basilica, take in the serene atmosphere and pay your respects at the tomb of St. Francis himself. After the Basilica tour, transfer by car to the main square to visit the city center with the Temple of Minerva, a testament to Assisi's ancient Roman heritage. By little walk you will reach the St. Clare Basilica This basilica is an architectural masterpiece with its rose window and a stunning 13th-century crucifix. From there ransfer by car with driver to the Major fortress to admire a beautiful view and take beautiful photos. Explore the battlements and towers of this well-preserved castle, which has played a significant role in Assisi's history. The views from the top are breathtaking and provide a perfect vantage point to appreciate the town's beauty. Our final stop is the St. Rufino Cathedral, a Romanesque gem that boasts a history dating back to the 12th century. The cathedral's simplicity and reverence provide a peaceful end to our tour.

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Alessandra was a delight to tour with. She is very knowledgeable about Assisi and San Francis and communicates very well to the many different persons in our tour. She recognized that some of older folks could use a rest and subtly steered our group to a pasticcerie for a break. Most importantly, Alessandra’s passion for San Francisco and San Clare made our tour unforgettable.

I learned a lot about Assisi in just over two hours! Our guide, Alessandra, was the BEST I’ve had in my over 3 weeks in Italy (and the others were good, too). She made it so interesting!! There were only 4 of us tourists in the group, and it was perfect.

Very interesting, prepared and smiling guide. It would be nice to add a visit to the prison hermitage even if we understand that the distance is important.

Marica was the best guide I've ever had. In love with the city and extraordinary knowledge!!

We loved it and it was very interesting to discover!!!