Assisi half day tour

  • PRIVATE WALKING GUIDED TOUR 

We offer you a private customized walking tour of the main sights of Assisi with our licensed local guide, departing from your hotel, who will guide you through the discovery of this  incredible medieval city, reaching the main and most significant streets and squares.

Your first stop is in the highest part of the town to visit St. Claire Basilica (the Saint is preserved in a glass coffin in the crypt), Francis companion, with the Byzantine Crucifix, which revealed Francis his mission. On the way to Piazza del Comune (Town Hall Square) you will pass the Oratorio, the birthplace of St. Francis, with the remarkable Augustan Temple of Minerva, dating back to the 1st century B.C. and take the main shopping street in direction of the Basilica of St. Francis, the main highlight of the town, goal of countless pilgrimages, which Crypt contains the tomb of the Saint. The dark vaulted Lower Church has been frescoed by artists from all over Italy such as Giotto, Cimabue and Simone Martini. The walls of the upper Church are decorated mostly by Giotto with the Scenes of the Old and the New Testament.

It seems that every inch of the interior is covered with a wonderful fresco, there is so much to look at that the experience is overwhelming! Luckily, your guide will help you make sense of what you are viewing and enjoy the beauty that St. Francis inspired
From here,to conclude the tour, your guide will take you to lower Assisi to visit the Basilica of Santa Maria degli Angeli, an enormous cathedral that contains the small stone chapel where St. Francis accepted his vocation and renounced worldly possessions to live in poverty and purity. This chapel is one of the most sacred places on earth to the Franciscan order of monks.

If you need suggestions for lunch, just ask us!

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Duration:  2,5 hrs approximately

Meeting point: at the hotel

Entrance: Santa Maria Degli Angeli, Santa Chiara Basilica

Highlights: Santa Chiara Basilica, Minerva’s Temple, St Francis Basilica, and more

 Payment: cash on the spot or paypal in advance (+4%)

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This excursion can be combined with our suggestions for lunch and wine/local products tasting…. Just ask us!!!

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TOUR INCLUSIONS

  • 2 hours and half private licensed professional local guide

NOT INCLUDED

  • Admissions to churches and museums

PRICES (per group)

1 to 3 persons
220
4 to 6 persons
250
7 to 8 persons
300