Small Group Tour of Assisi
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Stop At: Centro Storico, Assisi Italy
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
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: Piazza Chiesa Nuova 7, 06081, Assisi Italy
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
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: 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
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: 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
- Local guide
- Entrance fees euro 2,50 per person at Saint Francis Basilica
- Entry/Admission - Basilica Superiore di San Francesco d' Assisi
- Entry/Admission - Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi
- 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
- Stroller accessible
- Near public transportation
- Most travelers can participate
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
An absolutely perfect way to begin one's time in Assisi, and with a guide so well informed about the Roman history, the Italian culture and art masters, the religious inspiration of esch place, and most especially the life and times of St Francis and St Clare. Francesca possessed everything one could hope for in a guide, and was so joyful in her presentation and warm and generous in her personality.
We have great time guided by Alessandra in Assissi! Certainly, Alessandra made the diference! Her Knowledge and simpathy are unique! She gave us many suggestions including de Frantorio Oleario Brunozzi tha was incredible! I strongly recomend this tour!
Our tour was excellent. The guide, Alessandra, was brilliant. No trouble understanding our Scottish and Canadian dialects. We saw lots and learned lots about St Francis and St Claire. As well we have a good understanding of the art in the Basillica. Highly recommend the this tour. We started at the top of Assisi and worked our way down which helped with the walking. Our tour guide, Alessandra, was delightful. She was very accommodating as we kept on meeting members of our group along the way but that did not phase her. She is very knowledgeable and took extra time to share details of the artists as we had a little bit of previous knowledge. Magic. Two enthusiastic thumbs up from our group.
Michele was amazing and so knowledgeable. The countryside was spectacular and if you are a St. Francis fan like me, go here then ask for the tour of the Porziuncola!! Must go to the small local deli for the porchetta as well!!!!
This was perfect for us in every way: incredibly knowledgeable guide who easily adjusted to our interests, answered our questions in full and provided enough time for us to experience on our own the most moving of the religious venues. We both learned and enjoyed just the right combination.
It was my 3rd visit to Assisi. I visited most of places by myself for last 2 visits, but I realized that the guided tour should have been arranged. This tour was absolutely helpful. Not only about the churches, but also about the historical background of Assisi itself.