Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, Assisi

Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, Assisi (must see)

The Papal Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi is the mother church of the Roman Catholic Order of Friars Minor, commonly known as the Franciscan Order in Assisi, the birthplace of St. Francis. The burial place of St. Francis, the basilica, is one of the most important sites of Christian pilgrimage in Italy. The basilica, which was begun in 1228, is built into the side of a hill and comprises two churches known as the Upper Church and the Lower Church, and a crypt where the remains of the saint are interred. With its accompanying friary, the basilica is a distinctive landmark to those approaching Assisi. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2000. The interior of the Upper Church is important as an early example of the Gothic style in Italy. The Upper and Lower Churches are decorated with frescoes by numerous late Medieval painters from the Roman and Tuscan schools.
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Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi on Map

Sight Name: Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi
Sight Location: Assisi, Italy
Sight Type: Religious
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Walking Tours in Assisi, Italy

Create Your Own Walk in Assisi

Create Your Own Walk in Assisi

Creating your own self-guided walk in Assisi is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
East Assisi Self-Guided Tour

East Assisi Self-Guided Tour

Located in central Italy, the town of Assisi represents one of the most popular tourist destinations in the country. With its Roman ruins, charming Medieval streets, ancient constructions and sacred places, it attracts millions of visitors every year. Such fascinating attractions as the Roman amphitheater, Rocca Minore, Porta Nuova and San Damiano Church are located in the eastern part of the...  view more

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.5 Km or 1.6 Miles
Assisi Shopping Spots Walking Tour

Assisi Shopping Spots Walking Tour

Being home to an old fortress, historic buildings, and ancient Roman ruins, Assisi also houses a wide range of wonderful shopping venues. On its winding, Medieval streets and beautiful squares, you will find original, local souvenirs and gifts, as well as fabulous hand painted Italian ceramics, hand woven textiles and excellent tapestry work. Take the following tour to visit the most prominent and...  view more

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 0.7 Km or 0.4 Miles
Assisi Introduction Walk

Assisi Introduction Walk

Sitting high on the hills in the Italian region of Umbria, the town of Assisi made history in the 12th century as the birthplace of St. Francis, one of the key saints of the Catholic world. Attesting to this fact is the magnificent Basilica of St. Francis dominating the city center and housing the crypt with the saint’s remains. To see this and other religious and architectural sights of Assisi,...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.8 Km or 1.7 Miles
Assisi Religious Buildings Walking Tour

Assisi Religious Buildings Walking Tour

Assisi is a great sacred destination, being the birthplace of St. Francis, St. Clare (Chiara d'Offreducci) and Saint Gabriel of Our Lady of Sorrows. This wonderful city houses a number of striking religious buildings, which date back to the 17th century at the time of Augustus. Take the following tour to visit the most outstanding religious buildings in Assisi!

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.0 Km or 1.2 Miles
Assisi Cultural Walking Tour

Assisi Cultural Walking Tour

Although a small town, Assisi boasts a number of museums and art galleries, and is home to several cultural venues, which will be interesting for everybody. Take the following tour to visit the most prominent cultural venues in Assisi.

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 0.9 Km or 0.6 Miles