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Tour of Assisi

ASSISI is a lovely town situated about 30 miles from Todi and perched on a hill at the foot of the Subasio Mountain. Assisi was taken over by the Romans in the 1st century BC and became a rich colony along the famous Via Flaminia.

In the 12th century, Assisi became the birthplace of one of the most famous saints ever: St. Francis. Founder of the Franciscan order, canonized in 1228, and elected as Patron Saint of Italy in 1939, St. Francis is among the most venerated saints throughout the world. Everything in Assisi speaks about him and his charismatic life, poor in possessions but rich in charitable works.

Apart from St. Francis, the towns offers many sites of interest including Roman remains, beautiful views, amazing art work and more!

We estimate that to explore  Assisi fully, one would take at least 2 days! However, we can work with your schedule to create your personalized tour according to your needs and interests.
For further details and to book your tour,  please CLICK HERE.

 

Assisi, Basilica of St. Francis

CLASSIC TOUR  (2 hours and 30 minutes) *

-Meet the guide at the parking lot of Piazza San Giovanni Paolo II ( pay lot, close to the Basilica of St. Francis )

– Enter the city through the Porta San Francesco, northern entrance to the medieval town
– Visit the Basilica of St. Francis, mother church of the Franciscan movement and one of the most famous basilicas all over the world. Walking through the two superimposed basilicas, you can admire priceless art works such as the cycle of frescoes by Giotto, while breathing a unique atmosphere of reflection. The relics of St. Francis are still preserved in the crypt.

– Walk about 15 minutes through the medieval city center to reach the Piazza del Comune, where you can admire the two Municipal Buildings and the Temple of Minerva.
– Visit the New Church, entirely financed by the King of Spain in 1616, which incorporates the remaining portions of the family home of St. Francis.
– A few steps from Piazza del Comune you can enter and visit the Basilica of St. Clare, a lovely church dedicated to the first courageous female follower of St. Francis and founder of the Poor Clares.

– Optional: with more time at your disposal, you could also visit the Cathedral of St. Rufinus, with its elegant Romanesque façade. Saint Rufinus is surprisingly the patron saint of Assisi!

* The duration of the tour is indicative: depending on your schedule, we can tailor the tour to your needs

 

OUR RATES: €130 for the classic tour up to 10 people

 

 The upper part of the town, as seen from the medieval fortress

 

CLASSIC TOUR  and a bite of Roman Assisi (3 Hours)*

  • Meet the guide at Piazza Matteotti parking lot, by the cashier ( in the upper part of Assisi )
  • Take a walk through the Saint Rufinus medieval district, built on the remains of the Roman Theater. The theater gave shape to the district and remains of the structure are still visible inside private houses and gardens.
  • Short visit of the Cathedral of St. Rufinus
  • Walking down through pretty medieval alleys, you can get to the Basilica of St. Clare
  • A few steps from the basilica you will admire the New Church, which incorporates the remaining portions of the family home of St. Francis.
  • Enjoy the Piazza del Comune with the two Municipal Buildings and the Minerva Temple
  • Walk about 15 minutes through the medieval city center to reach the Basilica of St. Francis

 

* The duration of the tour is indicative: depending on your schedule, we can tailor the tour to your needs

 

OUR RATES: €140 up to 10 people

 

TOUR “A DAY IN ASSISI” (6 hours)

-MORNING: same program as the Classic Tour

– LUNCH

-AFTERNOON *:

-Visit of SAN DAMIANO, which was the monastery of Santa Chiara and the place where the wooden Crucifix spoke to Saint Francis, guiding him toward his vocation.
– Visit of the EREMO DELLE CARCERI, an ancient building surrounded by the greenery of Mount Subasio, where Francis and his brothers went to retire in meditation.

* Due to the very narrow road, these sites are accessible only by using taxi-buses which can be booked in advance or on site, depending on availability.
The convent of San Damiano is also accessible on foot, but we recommend this route only to people able to walk well, as it is steep road.

OUR RATES: € 280 up to 10 people (cost of bus not included)

 

Eremo delle Carceri
Detail: medieval house in Assisi

 

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