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Franciscan Guided tour of the Basilica of St.Francis

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Franciscan Guided tour of the Basilica of St.Francis

Any thoughts on the Fransican guided tours of the Basilica of St.Francis as opposed to a regular local guide? We have a group of 30 so we want to do some kind of tour there and they now offer the Fransican guided visit in English which seemed like that would be interesting and I would think a good way to go?

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1. Re: Franciscan Guided tour of the Basilica of St.Francis

The Franciscans do offer tours of the Basilica di San Francesco and groups make an offering of some sort at end of tour, though I am not sure of the recommended offerings.

Franciscans guide only in the Basilica....and there is much in the town to see as well. Local guides can take you through the town, giving the history of Assisi from about 6 BC and opening your eyes to the urban medieval architecture, the Roman ruins, the 13th-century Basilica of St. Clare, the Cathedral of San Rufino where Clare and Francis were baptized and where all the children in town are baptized (magnificent 12th c Romanesque) - as well as San Damiano, the Hermitage, the 14th c. Papal fortress, etc.

I would suggest minimum of 3 1 /2 hrs walking tour just to take in the main sites, including the Basilica.

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