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Assisi Basilica of St. Mary of the Angels (Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli)
Assisi Basilica of St. Mary of the Angels (Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli)

Assisi Basilica of St. Mary of the Angels (Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli) Tours and Activities

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The lovely Mannerist Assisi Basilica of St. Mary of the Angels (Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli) was built on the plain below hilltop Assisi and was over a century in the making between 1569 and 1679. It was commissioned by Pope Pio V to accommodate the influx of pilgrims to worship at the Cappella Porziuncola, the hermitage where St Francis prayed in the early 13th century and founded the order of Franciscan monks.

Designed by Perugian architect Galeazzo Alessi, Santa Maria degli Angeli is one of the biggest Christian churches in the world, measuring a whopping 126 m (413.25 ft) long and 65 m (213.25ft) wide. It has a barnlike central nave and side aisles lined with chapels; frescoes by 18th-century artist Andrea Appiani adorn the walls of the basilica. The original 13th-century Cappella Porziuncola sits directly underneath the

great central dome, now protected from the elements for posterity. The Cappella del Transito is close by and marks the exact spot where Francis died in 1226; it displays the saint’s simple rope belt and a terracotta portrait by Andrea della Robbia, executed in 1490. Both chapels are frescoed with scenes depicting his visions.

Outside the basilica is the Rose Garden, all that remains of the forests of Monte Subasio that surrounded Francis’s hermitage. The adjacent 15th-century friary houses the Porziuncola Museum, founded by Franciscan friars in 1924 and exhibiting religious art and reliquaries from the 13th and 14th centuries.

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Daily 10am–12.30pm, 2pm–6pm
Via Porziuncola 1, Assisi, Umbria, 06081
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Food and wine tour

Food and wine tour

Thanks to this tour you can go back in time and visit our land in complete relaxation and tranquility. The itinerary will include a visit by carriage of the Hovel and the Leprosarium. Everything will be enriched by a very good and tasty picnic immersed in a vineyard under a pergola located on the slopes of the Basilica of San Francesco.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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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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Sanctuaries and Franciscan Sites surround Assisi

Sanctuaries and Franciscan Sites surround Assisi

The ornate Basilica of Saint Francis in Assisi is often so busy with tourists and pilgrims that it is hard to get a sense of the saint’s contemplative spirit and deep humility. Experience authentic Franciscan spirituality with this small-group guided tour of Saint Francis’ most significant yet peaceful sanctuaries outside the medieval walls of Assisi, including the San Damiano Monastery, Porziuncola chapel, and Carceri Hermitage.
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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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Umbria The Way Of Saint Francis Private Tour

Umbria The Way Of Saint Francis Private Tour

UMBRIA THE WAY OF SAINT FRANCIS GUIDED TOUR, 7 nights, a spiritual journey through some of the most beautiful countryside imaginable, in the footsteps of the Poor Man of Assisi.
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Assisi Basilica of St. Mary of the Angels (Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli) hours of operation: Daily 10am–12.30pm, 2pm–6pm . 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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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Assisi Basilica of St. Mary of the Angels (Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli) can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 5 Assisi Basilica of St. Mary of the Angels (Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli) tickets and tours on Viator.
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Assisi Basilica of St. Mary of the Angels (Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli) costs USD 78.25. Guided Assisi Basilica of St. Mary of the Angels (Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli) tours start around USD 78.25 per person. See all 5 Assisi Basilica of St. Mary of the Angels (Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli) tickets and tours on Viator.
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