Inside the Basilica of St. Francis in Assisi – Virtual Walking Tour

Join our exclusive virtual walking tour and take a look inside the world famous Basilica of St Francis in Assisi! Assisi is a lovely medieval town in Umbria, the green heart of Italy, known for being the birthplace of Saint Francis and it’s UNESCO world heritage since 2000. For the millions of people who flock to Assisi every year, a visit to the Basilica of St Francis is the number one attraction and the jewel in the historical town’s crown.

What makes the Basilica of Saint Francis a marvel in universal art is the paintings that embellish it. In a time span of a few decades, between the second half of the 13th century and the early 14th century, the greatest stars of Italian painting were at work. Among such artists there emerged Cimabue, Torriti, Lorenzetti, Martini – but surely, the first name linking with Assisi is Giotto! According to tradition, he was the one who, in the late 13th century, painted the most important cycle: the stories from Saint Francis’ life on the walls of the Upper Basilica.

Thanks to our local guide, you will have a look into the Lower church, which is Romanesque in style but the true highlight is the Gothic Upper Church with its extraordinary frescoes by the late-medieval artists Cimabue and Giotto depicting scenes from the life of St. Francis.

Don’t miss this great opportunity to explore the wonder of the Basilica of St Francis from your own home!

Monday, February 12th, 2024

10.00 am – 11.00 am EST (New York Time)

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Time zones examples:

  • Rome Time: 04.00 pm
  • London Time: 03.00 pm
  • Los Angeles Time: 07.00 am

The tour will last approximately 1 hour. At the end of the tour you will be given the chance to interact and make questions just like a live tour. The tour takes place in English!

⭐PRICE⭐ How much does the virtual tour cost?
Our virtual tour is tip-based. We prefer a system where you don’t have to pay for a ticket in advance without knowing how the virtual tour is going to be, instead, you take part in the tour first and at the end, you decide the price based on your satisfaction.Support our cultural activities with a voluntary contribution. Your contribution will help us continue our initiative and support the guides. You can leave a tip here:

Can’t watch our virtual tour live due to the time zone or are you unable to join us live? Register at the virtual tour and we will send you the recording  hence you can watch it  in your own time!

How to Join:

The tour will be hosted on Zoom. After the registration, you will receive an invitation with the Zoom Meeting link.

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