We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Franciscan Guided tour of the Basilica of St.Francis

Level Contributor
294 posts
4 reviews
Save Topic
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?

Assisi, Italy
Level Contributor
655 posts
2 reviews
Save Reply
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.

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

-:- Message from TripAdvisor staff -:-

This topic has been closed to new posts due to inactivity. We hope you'll join the conversation by posting to an open topic or starting a new one.

To review the TripAdvisor Forums Posting Guidelines, please follow this link: http://www.tripadvisor.com/pages/forums_posting_guidelines.html

We remove posts that do not follow our posting guidelines, and we reserve the right to remove any post for any reason.

Removed on: 28 October 2012, 15:15