Meet your private and expert guide at your hotel and start the most exciting and thrilling guided walking tour of the civil and religious artistic heritage of the Assisi, home of the Umbria mysticism. Admire the Gothic Basilica dedicated to Saint Clare, made in pink and white bands. Clare is the founder of the order of the Poor Clares , she is buried in the crypt of this church where the Crucifix that spoke to St. Francis is also preserved. The tour proceedes to Piazza del Comune where you can find the civic buildings dating to the medieval Commune, the People’s Tower and an interesting Roman sacred construction named Minerva temple of which the first century AD façade remains. Discover the fourteenth Monte Frumentario and finally the exterior guided visit the famous St Francis’s Basilica, a UNESCO heritage monument, built with white- rosy stone coming from Mount Subasio. The Basilica, centre of the Franciscan spirituality and cradle of the medieval European art, built upon the Saint’s tomb, was founded by Pope Gregory IX. It is an architectural masterpiece containing some of the finest paintings of medieval Italian art, from Cimabue to Giotto, Simone Martini, Pietro Lorenzetti, Jacopo Torriti and Pietro Cavallini. The frescoed cycles of the Old and New Testament and the panels on life of St. Francis reach the climax on the medieval theology whilst the Franciscan Order was growing in power. Breathe the special atmosphere of serenity and joy that this city emanates and you’ll understand why it has been chosen as symbol of Peace by the delegates of the main religions of the world.
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Meeting point: You can meet your private guide in your hotel if centrally located. Please send us an email to email@example.com to inform us in which hotel you are staying
Meeting Time: Morning option at 9.30 am; Afternoon option at 2 pm