Guided tour of the Basilica of St Francis of Assisi.
Tour of the Basilica of St Francis of Assisi with an official guide
Known all over the world, the Basilica of St Francis is one of the most visited religious sites in Italy. During your visit to Assisi, a visit to the Basilica of St Francis is a must.
Recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, it is a jewel of art, architecture and history in our region. It was built under the direction of Brother Elias, vicar general and architect of the order, in 1228, just two years after the saint's death, as a place to house his remains.
With an official guide you can learn all the secrets and discover the history of the beautiful church dedicated to St Francis of Assisi.
During the guided tour with your guide you will visit the lower church where the tomb of St Francis is also kept and where you can admire the magnificent architecture of the Baislica.
Then, in the upper church of the Basilica of St. Francis, you can admire Giotto's magnificent cycle of frescoes that tell the story of St. Francis.
The works of art that you can admire in the Basilica of San Francesco are distributed over more than 10,000 square metres, a unique spectacle in the world.
The duration of the guided tour of St Francis is about 1 hour.
Earphones will be rented for the tour before entering in order to conduct the tour of the Basilica of St. Francis.
If you prefer the tour of the city including St. Francis Basilica, go to Assisi walking tour
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