Learn all about the most important landmarks in one of Italy’s most famous on this 3 hour walking tour of Assisi. You’ll be led to the town's most important sites, including The Basilica of Saint Francis, UNESCO World Heritage Cathedral, beautifully preserved Roman temples, and sun-drenched piazzas.
Start your walking tour of Assisi at the old Roman Amphitheatre
This Umbrian hill town has been important throughout the course of history, and the Romans certainly left their mark. Your walking tour of Assisi will begin there, from the ancient Roman ruins: you’ll be able to see how the stones from the amphitheatre were made to construct a private neighbourhood. It’s also one of the best spots in town to view the Rocca Maggiore Castle, so make sure not to forget your camera! You will then proceed to Saint Ruifno's Cathedral and Saint Claire Basilica, other milestones of the spiritual side of Assisi.
See the religious sites of Assisi
For such a small town, Assisi has a lot of important religious buildings. Follow your local guide through the narrow alleyways and squares until you get to Saint Rufino’s Cathedral and St. Claire’s Basilica, both within a stone’s throw of the main square, Piazza del Comune. Dating back much further is the Temple of Minerva, one of the best-preserved Roman temples in the whole of Italy. Without a doubt, this is one of the highlights of your walking tour of Assisi! Be ready to ask many questions to your expert guide!
St. Francis Basilica
Finally, you will reach the most important religious site though, the Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi. One of the patron saints of Italy, and the patron saint of animals, this incredible UNESCO World Heritage Site couldn't be anywhere else but his birthplace! Not only is it a fitting tribute, but it's filled with incredible frescoes, some by the famous Renaissance artist Giotto!During the entirety of your walking tour of Assisi, you’ll find out things you never would otherwise about the history, culture, and art of the town. If you ask really nicely, perhaps they’ll recommend some places to eat and drink once you’ve finished your tour of this beautiful hillside town!
Other tour in Umbria
If you liked this tour, try also this Private tour of Perugia, or this Private tour of Orvieto, Umbria!