Private Guided Tours of Assisi
Today, the city is filled with religious artifacts, historic churches and a cathedral that has the tomb of St. Francis and site of many a pilgrimage. It is simply a must see for tourists visiting Italy looking for some historical richness.
The Basilica was heavily damaged by an earthquake in 1997. Impressive repairs and reconstruction of the Basilica has given visitors and tourists an amazing look at the frescos and paintings that have been brought back to their former glory.
What to See In Assisi
Assisi has so many wonderful places to visit. Because it is the home and creation of St. Francis you will be introduced to not only the main churches and cathedrals, but make sure to visit the smaller areas of the city such as where his parents lived, where the original cross that St. Francis prayed in front of and make sure to visit this grave located in the lower section of the main church of Basilica di San Francesco.
Basilica di San Francesco
The impressive basilica built over the tomb of St. Francis of Assisi in the early 13th century is one of Italy’s – and the world’s – most important pilgrimage destinations. Pope Gregory IX laid the first stone the day after St. Francis was canonized, on July 17, 1228.
Cathedral of San Rufino
Built in the 12th and 13th centuries, the cathedral of San Rufino has wonderful examples of early medieval stone carving. Animals form corbels, mythical beasts climb pilasters, delicate foliage entwines capitals, saints and their symbols guard doorways.
From the Piazza di San Rufino, the old Via Santa Maria delle Rose ascends to the Rocca Maggiore, a picture-perfect castle high above the town.
Tempio di Minerva
The portico of the Temple of Minerva dates from the first century BC and was converted into the church of Santa Maria della Minerva in 1539.
The Gothic church dedicated to St. Clare was built in 1265 to honor the enthusiastic disciple of St. Francis who founded the order of Clarissines or Poor Clares.
Piazza del Comune
Piazza del Comune is the town’s main square, as it was in Roman times when it was the forum.
Palazzo Vallemani houses the town’s art collection, much of it from decommissioned Assisi churches and convents.
In a charming location east of Assisi, in a small wood of holm-oaks above a ravine between the bare rock faces of Monte Subasio, is the hermitage of Le Carceri where St. Francis retired for his devotions.
Tours of Assisi
Assisi is a town of historic religious importance and many from around the world come to experience where St. Francis lived and worshiped. Visiting Assisi is a very personal experience that can be unique for each person who visits.
We have local guides and staff in Assisi that can personally introduce you to the city in a way that will give you the time and comfortable pace to see the city in a way that is not rushed or busy.
Our tours of Assisi are fully customized so please submit your request and we will reply with a personalized program that incudes Assisi and other lovely towns in the area.
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