Exclusive walking tour of Assisi to explore Italy's famous pilgrimage site. Stroll the maze of medieval streets, and visit the Basilicas of Santa Chiara and St. Francis. With this private tour you will know closely, with a professional guide by your side, monuments of great historical value dating back to Roman times, such as the Temple of Minerva.
A private professional guide
The tour will start from the center of Assisi where you will meet a professional tour guide who will be with you for 3 hours, either in the morning or in the afternoon. The guide will advise you on the best route to follow, but you can still decide to stop in places you like the most or to make special requests on those out of the standard route you would like to follow. Being a private tour, the guide will be at your disposal for 3 hours, for the itinerary, explanations and of course will also be available to give you suggestions on the area and other places to visit! Learn the long history behind Italy's most famous pilgrimage site, follow the guide and focus on the most significant places.
The center of Assisi
Assisi was an important economical center during the Roman Empire and the city still keeps the footsteps of that ancient time. Strolling around the city with your guide, you will learn about the city's multilayered past as you view ancient Roman ruins and medieval buildings such as the Temple of Minerva. It is located in the central Piazza del Comune and it is among the major attractions of the city because it is one of the best preserved temples of the Augustan age in the world. In addition to specific attractions and monuments, Assisi offers the opportunity to admire the art and the particular atmosphere that you breathe within the center: you can walk with your guide who will explain you all the details and legends of the historic center, dotted with narrow lanes, alleys, arcades and stairways that will make you feel in ancient times.
St. Francis and Santa Chiara
If you are visiting Assisi you certainly can not miss its "spiritual side". Every corner of Assisi conveys the extraordinary history of St. Francis, patron saint of Italy and Europe. You can certainly visit Saint Francis's father's house with your guide and the Saint Francis Basilica, which today is one of the most famous pilgrimage destinations in the world. In addition to its monumental façade with a rose window and the bell tower, inside the Basilica there are masterpieces by Giotto and Cimabue. There are also the saint's remains kept inside. If you wish, the private guide can also take you to the other two great Churches of Assisi: the Church of Santa Chiara, in Gothic style and the Basilica of Santa Maria degli Angeli, where the remains of the "porziuncola" are kept, the small church where they said that St. Francis had the vocation.
Others tours of Assisi
If you wish to discover only St. Francis Basilica, try this private tour. Otherwise, if you wish to discover other locations of Umbria, check our private guided tour of Perugia or the private tour of Spoleto.