East Assisi Self-Guided Tour, Assisi

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!
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East Assisi Self-Guided Tour Map

Guide Name: East Assisi Self-Guided Tour
Guide Location: Italy » Assisi (See other walking tours in Assisi)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 7
Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.4 km
Author: leticia
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Rocca Minore

1) Rocca Minore

Rocca Minore is a Medieval fortress, located to the right of the prominent and magnificent Rocca Maggiore. Dating back to 1174, this former military construction is much smaller than Rocca Maggiore and is connected to it by a long wall, beneath which there is a secret path.
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Porta Cappuccini

2) Porta Cappuccini

Porta Cappuccini is located down the street from the prominent city’s Medieval fortress, Rocca Minore. This gate represents an old historic construction and is one of the eight gates that welcomes tourists coming to visit this wonderful Italian city.
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Anfiteatro Romano

3) Anfiteatro Romano

The Roman amphitheater of Assisi is located in Porta Perlici (one of the eight entrances to the city). This ancient structure dates back to the first half of the first century, and the original elliptical amphitheater is still visible between the garden wall that delimits the area of ancient and Medieval buildings.
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Museo Diocesano e Cripta

4) Museo Diocesano e Cripta

The Diocesan Museum and Crypt of St Rufino or Museo Diocesano e Cripta is situated in Palazzo dei Canonici, near the Cathedral of San Rufino. The museum was founded in 1941 by bishop Placido Nicolini, and displays frescoes of the thirteenth century, liturgical vestments, sacred vessels, sarcophagus of the third century A.D., paintings and other precious exhibits.
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Piazza Santa Chiara

5) 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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Porta Nuova

6) Porta Nuova

Porta Nuova is located in the south-eastern part of Assisi, the marvelous city of ancient churches and Medieval buildings. This impressive, old historic construction represents one of the eighth entrances to the city and is a popular tourist attraction.
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San Damiano Church

7) San Damiano Church (must see)

San Damiano is a church with a monastery, which was the first monastery of the Order of Saint Clare, where Saint Clare built her community. Perhaps one of the most significant aspects regarding the church was Saint Francis' encounter with Christ. He had been praying at San Damiano, which at the time was a very run down building. One day Saint Francis saw the figure of the Christ crucifix telling him to restore his house. Afterwards, Saint Francis took action to repair San Damiano, although he eventually realized that God's message to him was to restore the Church as a whole rather than literally repair churches, such as San Damiano. The cross from which Christ spoke to Saint Francis is known as the San Damiano cross. It currently hangs in the Basilica di Santa Chiara.

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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.
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
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
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 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 popular shopping spots in Assisi!

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.