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Basilica of St. Clare (Basilica di Santa Chiara) Tours

Basilica of St. Clare (Basilica di Santa Chiara)
The Basilica of St. Clare (Basilica di Santa Chiara) in Assisi is dedicated to Saint Clare of Assisi, the founder of the Order of Poor Ladies, today known as the Order of Saint Clare. After she passed away in 1260, Saint Clare’s remains were transferred to the church and buried under the high altar. Her tomb was discovered again in 1850 and eventually, her skeleton was moved to a shrine in a newly built crypt of the basilica. It remains on display today in the east end of the crypt.

The exterior of the basilica is notable for its horizontal stripes of pink and white stone and its campanile, which is the tallest in Assisi. Inside, the walls of the dimly lit nave are now white, although they were covered in frescoes until the 17th century. Elsewhere in the church, frescoes dating to the 13th and 14th centuries still remain. To the south of the nave is a small chapel that holds the 12th century crucifix that is said to have spoken to Saint Francis of Assisi. The high altar is surrounded by a colonnade of 12 polygonal columns that date to the 15th century.

Practical Info

The Basilica di Santa Chiara is located across from the Piazza Santa Chiara between Via Fonti di Moiano and Via Borgo Aretino in the center of Assisi. The church is likely within walking distance of many Assisi hotels, but it also accessible by Bus B, which stops nearby on the Via San Gabriele Dell ‘Addolorata.
Address: Piazza Santa Chiara 1, Assisi, Italy
Hours: Daily 7 a.m. to noon and 2 p.m. to sunset
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Small Group Tour of Assisi and St. Francis Basilica visit

Small Group Tour of Assisi and St. Francis Basilica visit

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See the highlights of Assisi on a 3-hour walking tour with a knowledgeable local guide. Visit the stunning UNESCO World Heritage-listed Basilica di San Francesco (Basilica of Saint Francis of Assisi), the Duomo di San Rufino, the Basilica di Santa Chiara (St Claire) and the lovely main square, Piazza del Comune. Enjoy clear views of the massive 14th-century fort, Rocca Maggiore, which sits on top of the hill. As you walk with your guide, hear about the history and cultural treasures of Assisi.
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  • 3 hours
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$54.19
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$54.19

Assisi Private Walking Tour including St. Francis Basilica

Assisi Private Walking Tour including St. Francis Basilica

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Discover Assisi’s rich history on a private, 3-hour walking tour. Stroll through the charming squares and narrow streets of old town, and learn about the city’s multilayered past as you view ancient Roman ruins and medieval buildings. Pay homage to Assisi’s famous patron saint at the Basilica of St Francis, which boasts one of Italy’s finest collections of church art. Stop as often as you like and enjoy the personalized attention of a private guide. 
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  • 3 hours
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$197.62
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$197.62
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Assisi: the Three Major Basilicas. St. Francis, St. Clare and Porziuncola chapel

Assisi: the Three Major Basilicas. St. Francis, St. Clare and Porziuncola chapel

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See the highlights of Assisi on a 3-hour tour with a knowledgeable official guide. This tour will allow you to know about the most important churches in assisi. St. Francis Basilica, St. Clare Basilica and Basilica of Our Lady of the Angels with Porziuncola.
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  • 3 hours
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$150.52
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$150.52
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Private Tour: Assisi Day Trip from Rome

Private Tour: Assisi Day Trip from Rome

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Experience the medieval charm of Assisi on this private day trip from Rome. In the comfort of your own vehicle with a private driver-guide, you’ll journey to the region of Umbria, known for its hilltop villages, to visit the UNESCO World Heritage–listed town of Assisi. On a walking tour, see historical sites related to native son St Francis of Assisi, Italy’s patron saint, and admire religious landmarks like the Church of Santa Chiara and Basilica of Santa Maria degli Angeli.
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  • 9 hours
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$376.31
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$376.31
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A City Walk To Forever Remember Assisi

A City Walk To Forever Remember Assisi

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We will meet in the city center and after introductions we will start our lovely tour of the city during which you will discover Assisi and its heritage. On our adventure I will chalenge your interests and take you on an journey that will give you knowledge about our medieval city, habits, lifestyle, festivals, local food products, wines, our traditions and culture. My stories will take you traveling back and forward in time, introducing you to facts, local lore and behind the scene tales about how life used to be and how it is now in the city. We will discuss about our local saints: St. Francis & St. Clare. We will admire the city with its medieval buildings and its ancient Roman structures that decorate the Unesco Heritage Sites. During the city walk, we will have a professional photo shoot in unique locations throughout the city of Assisi and I will create a personal photo album for you. At the end of our experience I will have a unique special surprise waiting for you.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$54.18
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$54.18
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St. Francis Basilica of Assisi and City Walking Tour

St. Francis Basilica of Assisi and City Walking Tour

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Visit the stunning UNESCO World Heritage-listed Basilica di San Francesco (Basilica of Saint Francis of Assisi) with a private official guide. See the highlights of Assisi with a knowledgeable local guide. Discover the Basilica di Santa Chiara (St Claire) and the lovely main square. As you walk with your guide, hear about the history and cultural treasures of Assisi.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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$103.75
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$103.75
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Assisi, City Highlights and St. Francis Basilica - small group tour

Assisi, City Highlights and St. Francis Basilica - small group tour

See the highlights of Assisi on a 3-hour walking tour with a knowledgeable local guide. Visit the stunning UNESCO World Heritage-listed Basilica di San Francesco (Basilica of Saint Francis of Assisi), the Duomo di San Rufino, the Basilica di Santa Chiara (St Claire) and the lovely main square, Piazza del Comune. Enjoy clear views of the massive 14th-century fort, Rocca Maggiore, which sits on top of the hill. As you walk with your guide, hear about the history and cultural treasures of Assisi.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$65.03
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$65.03

Assisi Full day tour including St Francis Basilica and Porziuncola

Assisi Full day tour including St Francis Basilica and Porziuncola

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Assisi is one of the most picturesque hill-top towns in Umbria and renowned for its UNESCO-listed Basilica of San Francesco. On this tour, visit the medieval Basilica, Rocca Maggiore castle, and Saint Rufino’s Cathedral, then follow in the footsteps of Saint Francis of Assisi with a tour of Eremo Delle Carceri, the Sanctuary of Saint Damiano, and the Basilica of Our Lady of the Angels.
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  • 6 hours
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$277.89
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$277.89
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Assisi and Cascia (St. Francis, St. Claire and St. Rita) Private Tour from Rome.

Assisi and Cascia (St. Francis, St. Claire and St. Rita) Private Tour from Rome.

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Assisi represents an ensemble of masterpieces of human creative genius such as the Basilica of St. Francis, a fundamental reference for art history in the world. The diffusion of the artistic and spiritual message of the Franciscan Order has significantly contributed to the development of art and architecture in the world. The Basilica of St. Francis is an outstanding example of a type of architectural ensemble that has significantly influenced the development of art and architecture itself. Cascia is home to Saint Rita of Cascia, one of Catholicism's most revered saints, often referred to as the "Saint of the Impossible". Cascia is also the place where a Eucharistic Miracle is preserved. It is therefore high on the list for many Catholic pilgrims. Saint Rita of Cascia is often called "the saint of the impossible". St. Rita's story is one of the power of prayer and of faith.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
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$457.59
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Assisi (St. Francis & St. Claire) - Private Day Tour from Rome

Assisi (St. Francis & St. Claire) - Private Day Tour from Rome

Assisi represents an ensemble of masterpieces of human creative genius such as the Basilica of St. Francis, a fundamental reference for art history in the world. The diffusion of the artistic and spiritual message of the Franciscan Order of the Franciscan Order Assisi is a unique example of continuity of a city sanctuary in its natural environment. The Basilica of St. Clare of Assisi, contains precious frescos dating back to the 12th to the 14th century. In the chapel of the Crucifix which, would have invited St. Francis in the church of St. Damian in order to "reset up the Church". of Assisi and some relics particularly well preserved.
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  • 6 to 7 hours
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$373.30
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$373.30
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Orvieto & Assisi (St. Francis & St. Claire) Private Tour from Rome

Orvieto & Assisi (St. Francis & St. Claire) Private Tour from Rome

The diffusion of the artistic and spiritual message of the Franciscan Order has significantly contributed to the development of art and architecture in the world. Assisi, the place of birth of the Franciscan Order, has been closely associated since the Middle Ages to the cult and spread within the Franciscan movement, conveying to a universal message of peace and tolerance even to other religions or beliefs. The tour includes the visit of St. Claire grave. Want to visit Italy, but looking to see more than just the tourist cities? Orvieto is your answer! The historic, and beautiful section of this city. The well-preserved Gothic and medieval buildings will make you feel like you're frozen in time. You can easily wander the city for hours without running.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$559.94
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$559.94
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Assisi and Spello Full Day Private Walking Tour

Assisi and Spello Full Day Private Walking Tour

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Combine tours of Assisi and Spello with personalized attention on this private tour. With a guide leading you on a thoughtful itinerary, you'll get to know the best of both towns. Learn about the history and culture of each town through commentary tailored to your interests while viewing the Renaissance paintings and 14th-century frescoes.
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  • 6 hours
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$247.01
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$247.01
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Guided tour of Assisi

Guided tour of Assisi

If you are curious to know the wonderful city of Assisi, the places that characterize it and make it the most famous Umbrian city in the world, you cannot miss this guided tour. In the company of qualified and competent guides, you will begin your journey to discover Assisi from one of the most important symbols of the city, the Basilica of San Francesco, an architectural masterpiece that since 2000 is also recognized and protected by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site . In the two superimposed and independent churches, you will admire the pictorial works of famous artists such as Giotto, Cimabue, Lorenzetti and Simone Martini, inside the crypt, finally, you can visit the remains of the Saint. You will then continue with a visit to Piazza del Comune, where you will admire the temple of Minerva and, not far away, the New Church built on the home of San Francesco. The visit will continue with the Basilica of Santa Chiara and the Cathedral of San Rufino, to conclude in the upper part of the city.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes to 3 hours
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$228.79
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$228.79
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Assisi and Perugia Full Day Tour from Assisi

Assisi and Perugia Full Day Tour from Assisi

This tour indeed will show you two of the most charming hilltowns of central Italy. You will also enjoy 14th Century frescoes and Reanaissance paintings. It will be like to back to the past!
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$265.55
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$265.55
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Assisi and Orvieto Full Day Tour from Assisi

Assisi and Orvieto Full Day Tour from Assisi

This tour indeed will show you two of the most charming hilltowns of central Italy. You will also enjoy 14th Century frescoes and Reanaissance paintings. It will be like to back to the past!
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$456.97
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$456.97
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Private 10-Hour Tour of Orvieto & Assisi from Rome with Hotel Pick up

Private 10-Hour Tour of Orvieto & Assisi from Rome with Hotel Pick up

Enjoy as much as possible your time in Italy and visit one of the most beautiful regions of Italy, Umbria. Your private english speaking driver* will drive you and your party through perched towns and across the beautiful italian countryside (visiting the most beautiful of them, Orvieto). After crossing the Tiber river, you will get to Orvieto. After visiting Orvieto, your private driver will continue driving through vineyards and ancient villas until you arrive to the city of Assisi. Very well known after Saint Francis, the city has a lot of attractions. You will get to know the history and secrets of Assisi with a private tour guide during 2 hours, where you will visit the Basilica of Saint Francis (entrance included) and Saint Claire, from where you can enjoy stunning panoramic views of the Umbrian countryside, as well as the old city center of Assisi. Driver is not a official tour guide and cannot leave the vehicle unattended. - SAVE COVID-19 SAFE
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$853.76
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$853.76
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Assisi Fullday from Rome with Papal Blessing on Parchment and Lunch Included

Assisi Fullday from Rome with Papal Blessing on Parchment and Lunch Included

In this fullday you’ll be able to visit Assisi the town of St. Francesco and learn more about His life. Included one Papal Blessing on Parchment in English. In Assisi you will explore 3 popular pilgrimage sites: • Basilica of St. Francesco • Basilica of Santa Chiara • Basilica of Santa Maria degli Angeli with the Porziuncola Included a very good Luch. Upgradable private licensed local tour guide in Assisi in Private option Private or Shared Tour available options. Worry-Free and Safe Private Tour Experience, operated only with: • Expert Professional English-Speaking Drivers • Selected local Expert Licensed Tour Guides (when booked) • Welcoming by private licensed fully-insured air-conditioned comfortable Vehicles
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$301.04
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$301.04
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Charms & Highlights of Assisi and Spello

Charms & Highlights of Assisi and Spello

We will meet and start in Assisi, after introductions and maybe some coffee, our journey will start! A professional photo shoot is waiting for you so get ready to pose for the camera ! We will discover the cities and even step of the touristic pathway so that you can gain insight. We will be exposed to every aspect that has shaped and still shapes the two cities and you will get a feeling of how it feels to live here. My stories will transport you back and forward in time, we will discuss how different cultures, society and individuals shaped the two cities that we have today. After a lunch break we will travel by train to Spello, another beautiful medieval jewel city, where we will continue our journey. The photo shoot will continue in Spello and also our journey to discover aspects, lore and unique gigs about the city. we will stop for appetizers before heading back by train to the city of Assisi. A special gift will await you at the end of the experience!
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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$136.07
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$136.07
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Wine Tasting & Sharing The Local Culture And Heritage

Wine Tasting & Sharing The Local Culture And Heritage

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A short walk in the city of Assisi that will follow the pathway to our tavern "" La Taverna Dell'Antica Norcineria Umbra "" , where the owner our host will welcome us , we will spend the evening in his tavern enjoying some of his fine wines, the tavern is located in the city of Assisi and just outside the tavern is a beautiful unique panoramic view , best used for photos.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$39.06
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$39.06

Assisi: private walking tour with a local guide

Assisi: private walking tour with a local guide

Discover the history of Assisi on a walking tour with a local guide. Located in Italy’s Umbria region, the town is best known as the birthplace of St. Francis. Visit the Church of St. Francis, the Temple of Minerva, and other important buildings and landmarks. Admire the frescoes in the church and visit the crypt where St. Francis is buried.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$299.84
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$299.84
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Assisi - the city of San Francesco

Assisi - the city of San Francesco

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San Francesco was an extraordinary man and in this tour we will get to know the places where he lived and where he rests today. Together we will go to the discovery of a man and an extraordinary city.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$200.70
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$200.70
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Assisi and the Second World War - Heroes by chance and by vocation

Assisi and the Second World War - Heroes by chance and by vocation

Tour to discover a particular and unknown moment in the history of Assisi. Men and women who inspired by the courage of St. Francis have decided to put their own lives at stake to save that of others. The protagonists have names little known even to the Assisans themselves but they make up an epic picture of the "seraphic" city between 1943 and 1945. Tour in which we will reconstruct history and relive the dark atmosphere of that period, however, illuminated by the light of hope ...
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$192.67
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$192.67
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Assisi, the town of Saint Francis - Private Tour

Assisi, the town of Saint Francis - Private Tour

Assisi is a must-see in Umbria, especially famous because it is the birthplace of Saint Francis, who founded the Franciscan religious order here in 1208. Assisi is fascinating for spiritual, artistic and historical reasons: the remains of the Ancient Roman city and the breathtaking churches from the Middle Ages make it one of the most beautiful towns in Italy! Discover the Roman amphiteatre, the Forum (main square) and the impressive Temple of Minerva, whose columns still stand after more than 2000 years! Then, time to follow your knowledgeable guide to the medieval city of St. Francis and his followers, and have a look at the most beautiful churches in Assisi: the Basilica of St. Clare, the Gothic church that contains her mortal remains, the Cathedral of St. Rufinus, in Romanesque style, and the most-renowned Basilica of Saint Francis. Here you will admire the breathtaking frescoes painted by famous Italian artists like Giotto and Cimabue, and you will discover two superimposed churches, known as the Upper Church, slender and bright, in Gothic style, and the Lower Church, where Saint Francis was buried.
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  • 3 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$59.00
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$59.00
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Enjoy the perfect knowledge and the perfect smile

Enjoy the perfect knowledge and the perfect smile

The uniqueness of a tour is the knowledge of the territory of the guide and the love that the guide himself has for his land and his beauties, proud and eager to be able to share it with others.
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  • 1 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$144.50
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$144.50
per group
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What are Basilica of St. Clare (Basilica di Santa Chiara) hours of operation?
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Basilica of St. Clare (Basilica di Santa Chiara) hours of operation: Daily 7 a.m. to noon and 2 p.m. to sunset. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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