Learn about the history of St. Francis of Assisi, one of Italy's patron saints, with this Assisi Guided Tour. Explore the most important streets, squares and churches around the pilgrimage city.
Assisi Guided Tour
The city of origin of St. Francis of Assisi is an important pilgrimage location for many, but it also surprises those who are not believers. We'll spend three hours walking around the city and stepping back in time to find out about the founder of the Franciscan order and the order of Saint Clare.
We'll meet at Piazza Giacomo Matteotti to begin our Assisi guided tour, starting with the Cathedral of San Rufino, the place where St. Francis and St. Clare were baptized.
After a 5 minute walk, we'll arrive at the Basilica of St. Clare, where the remains of the Italian saint rest, and learn a more about the life of Saint Clare.
Our next stop will be the Chiesa Nuova, constructed on the site of St. Francis of Assisi's family home. Although this old home has been converted into a church, the three portals that gave access to the house and the ground floor where St. Francis worked are still preserved.
The tour will continue to the Temple of Minerva, located in Piazza del Comune, whose origins date back to the first century BC. Built in honour of the goddess of war, it was converted into a church centuries later as was the case with the Agrippa Pantheon in Rome.
After leaving the temple, we'll arrive at the two most important visits, the Upper Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi and the Lower Basilica of St. Francis (entrance fee not included). We'll dedicate half an hour to each of them, stopping to take in all of the details that form the UNESCO World Heritage site.
The Upper Basilica will surprise you with its bright and spacious character, as opposed to the darkness and limited space of the Lower Basilica. We'll explore its many chapels and the crypt containing the mortal remains of St. Francis.
The tour will end outside the Lower Basilica of St. Francis, after having visited the main corners of this city.
To enter places of worship there is a certain dress code, sleeveless clothing and shorts are not permitted. Both men and women must cover their knees and shoulders in order to enter churches and temples.
All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations regarding protection and safety, to help avoid the spread of Covid-19. Specifically, the provider of this tour will apply the following measures:
- Tours or activities will not consist of more than 10 people per group.
- A safe distance of one metre between clients will be maintained whenever possible.
- The use of masks is obligatory. The client must bring their own mask.
- Showing your voucher on your phone will be enough, and it is not necessary to print anything.
|Adults||Children between 5 and 12 years old||Children under 5 years old|
Children between 5 and 12 years oldUS$ 30.40
Children under 5 years oldFree
The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in english.
English speaking guide.
Entry to the St. Francis of Assisi Basilica (€ 2.50 (US$ 3) per person).
When to book?
Bookings are permitted up until 24 hours before the activity as long as there are still places. Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability.
Show the voucher on your phone to take part in the activity.
Frequently asked questions
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
Q - Is a minimum number of participants required?
A - This activity requires a minimum of 2 participants. Should this number not be reached, we'll get in touch with you to offer alternatives.
If you have any other questions please contact us.
Piazza Giacomo Matteotti.