Small Group Tour of Assisi

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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.
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Centro Storico, Assisi, Province of Perugia, UmbriaMeet 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 hoursPass By: Cattedrale di San Rufino, Assisi, Province of Perugia, UmbriaAssisi Cathedral, dedicated to San Rufino (Rufinus of Assisi) is a major church in Assisi.Stop At: Chiesa Nuova, Assisi, Province of Perugia, UmbriaChiesa 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 minutesStop At: Basilica di Santa Chiara, Assisi, Province of Perugia, UmbriaThe 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 minutesStop At: Basilica Superiore di San Francesco d' Assisi, Assisi, Province of Perugia, UmbriaIf 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 minutesStop At: Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi, Assisi, Province of Perugia, UmbriaRecognised 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 minutesStop At: Santa Maria sopra Minerva, Assisi, Province of Perugia, UmbriaThe 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

What’s included

  • Local guide

What’s not included

  • 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

Highlights

  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Led by a local guide
  • Small-group tour
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