Welcome to the Assisi Walking Tour, a journey through the historic town of Assisi, Italy, where you will explore the rich religious and cultural heritage that has made this place famous. Our tour will take you to three iconic sites: the St. Clare Basilica, the Minerva Temple, and the St. Francis Basilica. Let’s embark on this spiritual and historical adventure.
Our first stop is the St. Clare Basilica, a place of great significance. St. Clare, a close friend and follower of St. Francis, founded the Order of Poor Ladies, now known as the Order of Saint Clare or the Poor Clares. This basilica, completed in the 13th century, holds the remains of St. Clare and her relics.
As you step inside, you’ll be captivated by the beauty of the basilica, with its stunning frescoes and the serene atmosphere that surrounds the tomb of St. Clare. Learn about her life and her dedication to a life of poverty and prayer as we explore this sacred place.
Next, we’ll make our way to the Minerva Temple, an ancient Roman temple that dates back to the 1st century BC. This temple’s transformation into a Christian church is a testament to Assisi’s layered history. It’s a fascinating example of how different cultures and religions have left their marks on this town.
You’ll have the opportunity to appreciate the harmonious blend of ancient Roman architecture and Christian symbolism. This unique site allows us to reflect on the historical continuity of human spirituality in Assisi.
Our final stop is the St. Francis Basilica, one of the most revered religious sites in the world. St. Francis of Assisi, known for his love of nature and dedication to poverty, is a beloved figure in the Catholic tradition. The basilica is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is divided into the Upper Basilica and the Lower Basilica.
In the Upper Basilica, you’ll witness the remarkable frescoes by artists like Giotto, depicting scenes from the life of St. Francis. In the Lower Basilica, you’ll find the saint’s tomb and a serene atmosphere that invites contemplation.
Our Assisi Walking Tour takes you on a spiritual and historical journey through the footsteps of these iconic figures and the diverse cultural influences that have shaped this beautiful town. As you explore these sites, you’ll gain a deeper understanding of Assisi’s rich heritage and the enduring legacy of St. Clare, St. Francis, and the town itself.
Enjoy your exploration, and may it be a source of inspiration and reflection.
✔ Private guide
❌Entry fee (€3,00) for the Basilica of St. Francis
In front of Basilica of St. Clare near the fountain
You can cancel up to 48 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
My wife and I stayed for several days in Assisi, and we took this tour with Andrea B shortly after we arrived. It was an excellent orientation to the city, its history, and the two main religious figures, Saints Francis and Clare. Our guide was very well prepared, and did a great job of setting the people and the places into the historical context. It definitely prepared us for the rest of our time there—highly recommend this tour and this guide.