City Orientation Walk, Assisi

City Orientation Walk, Assisi
You can follow this self-guided walking tour to explore the attractions listed below. How it works: download the iOS app "GPSmyCity: Walks and Articles with Offline Maps" on iTunes App Store or the Android app "Assisi Map and Walks" on Google Play. The app turns your mobile device into a personal tour guide and its built-in GPS navigation functions guide you from one tour stop to next. The app works offline so no data plan is needed when traveling abroad.

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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.

City Orientation Walk Map

Guide Name: City Orientation Walk
Guide Location: Italy » Assisi (See other walking tours in Assisi)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 14
Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.6 km
Author: leticia
Piazza del Comune

1) 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...   view more
Santa Maria Sopra Minerva Church

2) Santa Maria Sopra Minerva Church (must see)

Santa Maria sopra Minerva Church represents a gorgeous Parish church dedicated to St. Mary. This magnificent church contains parts of the originally built Roman shrine, which originate from the time of Augustus, as well as six impressive Corinthian columns and the striking Roman...   view more
Torre del Popolo

3) Torre del Popolo (must see)

Torre del Popolo is situated in the center of the city, on Piazza del Popolo, and displays a beautiful tower and historic landmark. Its construction dates back to the second half of the thirteenth century, while the clock was installed in the mid-fifteenth...   view more
Chiesa di S. Stefano

4) Chiesa di S. Stefano

Chiesa di Santo Stefano is another historic religious building of Assisi. It represents a small and simple Romanesque church, built between the twelfth and thirteenth centuries. Stone walls, small windows, wood ceiling and fine frescoes remind of the long history of this old...   view more
Teatro Metastasio

5) 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...   view more
Pinacoteca

6) 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...   view more
Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi

7) Basilica of St. Francis of 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...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
Chiesa San Pietro

8) Chiesa San Pietro

Chiesa San Pietro or St. Peter’s Church is situated on San Pietro Piazza. Originally built by the Benedictines in the tenth century, the church was restored in 1954 and presents beautiful Romanesque–Gothic style. This striking religious building houses six tombs and fine frescoes of the fourteenth-fifteenth...   view more
Church of Santa Maria Maggiore

9) Church of Santa Maria Maggiore (must see)

The Church of Santa Maria Maggiore is situated between Piazza del Vescovado and Porta Moiano. The church was originally founded in the 10th century, while the present building dates back to the 12th century. Beautiful frescoes from the 14th and 15th centuries and a late Medieval, 9th century sarcophagus are still preserved...   view more
Casa Natale di San Francesco

10) Casa Natale di San Francesco

Located just a few steps from Chiesa Nuova, in the heart of the Assisi’s historic center, Casa Natale di San Francesco is the original house of Saint Francis of Assisi. This prominent Italian deacon and the initiator of the Italian literary tradition was born here on July 5,...   view more
Corso Giuseppe Mazzini Street

11) 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...   view more
Piazza Santa Chiara

12) 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,...   view more
Basilica of St. Clare of Assisi

13) Basilica of St. Clare of Assisi (must see)

The Basilica of St. Clare of Assisi was established between 1257 and 1265 and represents fine Italian Gothic style. Its exterior features pink and white stones, as well as massive supporting arches. Inside the church you will find precious frescoes, dating back to the XIIth to XIVth...   view more
Assisi Cathedral of San Rufino

14) Assisi Cathedral of San Rufino (must see)

Assisi Cathedral, dedicated to San Rufino is a major church in Assisi, that has been important in the history of the Franciscan order. In this church Saint Francis of Assisi (1182), Saint Clare (1193) and many of their original disciples were baptised. It was on hearing Francis preaching in this church in 1209 that Clare became deeply touched by his message and realized her calling. Tommaso da Celano related that once Saint Francis was witnessed praying in this church while, at the same time, he...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia

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