Assisi Cultural Walking Tour, Assisi (Self Guided)

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.
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Assisi Cultural Walking Tour Map

Guide Name: Assisi Cultural Walking Tour
Guide Location: Italy » Assisi (See other walking tours in Assisi)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 5
Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 0.5 km
Author: leticia
Museo Degli Indios Dell'Amazzonia

1) Museo Degli Indios Dell'Amazzonia

Museo Degli Indios Dell'Amazzonia is located on San Francesco Street and was opened in 1972. The Museum presents the Amazon in its most striking and interesting aspects: environment, flowers and fruits, fish, insects or reptiles, animals, inhabitants and their customs.

2) Pinacoteca (must see)

The Municipal Art Gallery or Pinacoteca contains a big number of paintings from the 14th to the 17th century. It is housed in the 17th century Palazzo Vallemani. Artists represented in the collection include Giotto, Andrea d'Assisi, Puccio Cappana, with the frescoes often featuring a definite Bynzantine and Umbrian influence. It is situated in the heart of Old Town Assisi and next to the Piazza del Comune.
Teatro Metastasio

3) Teatro Metastasio

Teatro Metastasio is located in the central part of Assisi, on Piazzetta Verdi. This wonderful venue holds 430 seats and is open all year; here you can enjoy the finest local performances and cultural events in the charming atmosphere.
Galleria d’Arte San Francesco

4) Galleria d’Arte San Francesco

Galleria d’Arte San Francesco is a wonderful art gallery, located on A. Fortini Street. Here you will find mainly artworks of Norberto, including a wide selection of original graphics, beautiful paintings, as well as fine sculptures and antiques.
Galleria d’Arte Fratello Sole

5) Galleria d’Arte Fratello Sole

Galleria d’Arte Fratello Sole is situated on Portica Street, in the central part of Assisi. This interesting cultural venue is in fact a studio, where you will find permanent collections of wonderful artworks, created by painter and teacher Patrizia Toffanin.

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.
Assisi Art Shops Walking Tour

Assisi Art Shops Walking Tour

Assisi is an excellent destination in which to discover interesting Italian culture, wonderful craft and beautiful art. Inside its charming art shops you will find prominent Umbrian and Italian ceramics, typical local pottery, amazing hand crafted creations, fine paintings and tapestries. Check out the most exciting art shops in Assisi in the next walking tour!

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 0.3 km
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: 1.9 km
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: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.4 km
City Orientation Walk

City Orientation 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: 2.6 km
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

Tips for Exploring City on Foot at Your Own Pace

Whether you are in Assisi for a quick stopover or have a few days to see the city in more detail, exploring it on foot, at your own pace, is definitely the way to go. Here are some tips for you to save money, see the best Assisi has to offer, take good care of your feet while walking, and keep your mobile device – your ultimate "work horse" on this trip - well fed and safe.

Taking Care of Your Feet

To ensure ultimate satisfaction from a day of walking around the city as big as Assisi, it is imperative to take good care of your feet so as to avoid unpleasant things like blisters, cold or overheated soles, itchy, irritated or otherwise damaged (cracked) skin, etc. Luckily, these days there is no shortage of remedies to address (and, ideally, to prevent) these and other potential problems with feet. Among them: Compression Socks, Rechargeable Battery-Powered Thermo Socks for Cold Weather, Foot Repair Cream, Deodorant Powder, Shoes UV Sterilizer, and many more that you may wish to find a place in your travel kit for.

Travel Gadgets for Your Mobile Device

Your mobile phone or tablet will be your work horse on a self-guided walk. They offer tour map, guide you from one attraction to another, and provide informative background for the sights you wish to visit. Therefore it is absolutely essential to plan against unexpected power outages in the wrong place at the wrong time, much as to ensure the safety of your device.

For these and other contingencies, here's the list of useful appliances: Portable Charger/External Battery Pack, Worldwide Travel Charger Adapter, Power Converter for International Travel Adapter, and Mobile Device Leash.