Assisi Shopping Spots Walking Tour, Assisi

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 popular shopping spots in Assisi!
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Assisi Shopping Spots Walking Tour Map

Guide Name: Assisi Shopping Spots Walking Tour
Guide Location: Italy » Assisi (See other walking tours in Assisi)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 7
Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 0.7 km
Author: leticia
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Via Borgo Aretino

1) Via Borgo Aretino

Via Borgo Aretino or Borgo Aretino Street is an excellent shopping area, being home to several pleasant souvenir shops, including Negozio di Souvenir, Arte Nostra and La Giara. Here you will find a wide selection of beautiful souvenirs, original gifts, and hand-woven fabrics in the traditional Assisi style, which will remind you of the wonderful city of Assisi.
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Via Santa Chiara

2) Via Santa Chiara

Via S. Chiara (Santa Chiara Street) houses wonderful local shops, including Francesco Vincenti and Sailor 89 stores. This beautiful Assisi street will offer you amazing souvenirs and fabulous hand painted ceramics in the finest Umbria tradition, as well as tapestry work, hand woven textiles and embroidery on linen.
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Piazza Santa Chiara

3) Piazza Santa Chiara

Piazza Santa Chiara is a prominent shopping spot in Assisi and has a lot of interesting things to offer. Its several souvenir shops (La Grotta del Medioevo, Il Grifondoro, Robin Souvenir) will offer you wonderful local souvenirs, beautiful hand painted ceramics, religious items, objects in copper, etc.
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Corso Giuseppe Mazzini Street

4) Corso Giuseppe Mazzini Street

Corso Giuseppe Mazzini Street is located in the center of Assisi and is home to several pleasant shops, including Anna Rita Roberti Shop, ARS Style, Furiani Assisi and POIESIS. Here you will find original and striking souvenirs, wonderful Assisi embroidery, fine jewellery, typical Umbrian ceramics, pottery and other interesting objects.
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Via San Rufino

5) Via San Rufino

Via San Rufino is an excellent shopping spot, which will offer you a vast range of diverse shops. At Il Pellaro you will find wonderful leatherwear; Alter will surprise you by its fine collection of ethnic objects and women’s ethnic clothes and La Gabbianella will offer you beautiful ceramics and furnishings.
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Piazza del Comune

6) Piazza del Comune (must see)

Piazza del Comune is another amazing shopping spot in Assisi, where you will find such interesting stores as Mondo T-Shirt, Marini Souvenir and Kéramos. Here you will find cool t-shirts, nice souvenirs and gifts, as well as wonderful Umbrian and Italian ceramics, textiles and tapestries.
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Via Portica

7) Via Portica

Via Portica houses many interesting shops, which will offer you fashionable accessories, bags and hats, leather goods, wonderful ceramics and silver objects, Italian pastries, home made ice creams, cakes and chocolates, as well as a broad range of souvenirs, hand crafted objects and gifts.

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 city. Take the following tour to discover the most amazing attractions in eastern Assisi!

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.4 km
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: 0.5 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, follow this orientation walk.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.6 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
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

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.