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Rocca Maggiore: Our most recommended tours and activities

Assisi 3-Hour Small Group Tour & St. Francis Basilica Visit

1. Assisi 3-Hour Small Group Tour & St. Francis Basilica Visit

Explore Assisi on a 3-hour walking tour with a guide who will tell you about the history, art, and local traditions of one of the most famous hill towns of Italy. Meet your guide and head to the ruins of the ancient Roman amphitheater, which was later put to use in the Middle Ages as a quarry for stone to build local houses. See how the amphitheater later was turned into a private neighborhood. From this vantage point, the view of the Rocca Maggiore medieval castle is one of the best in the city. Continuing along narrow alleys and through medieval squares you’ll reach the Cathedral of Saint Rufino Cathedral, the Basilica of Saint Claire, and Piazza del Comune, the main city square. At the square you’ll see the Minerva temple, one of the best-preserved Roman temples in Italy. It is surrounded by imposing medieval government buildings. The tour then continues on to the Saint Francis Basilica, which is well known for its 13th and 14th-century frescoes created by Italian masters of the time, including Giotto.

Assisi: Self Guided Audio Tour

2. Assisi: Self Guided Audio Tour

Explore Assisi on a smartphone tour. Learn about iconic landmarks like the Basilica of San Francesco d'Assisi, the Basilica di Santa Chiara, and the castle of Rocca Maggiore. Download the app and start your self-guided adventure. Use the navigation function to easily find sights and photo hotspots. Stroll along planned routes and immerse yourself in the history and culture of this ancient town. View the UNESCO World Heritage site where Saint Francis died at the Basilica of Saint Francis of Assisi. See where Saint Clare's remains were found at the Basilica di Santa Chiara. Admire the 800-year old stone castle of Rocca Maggiore. Tune in to the audio commentary to hear about tourist attractions. Start or pause your tour whenever you wish. Have the freedom to design your own schedule.

Assisi: Walking Tour

3. Assisi: Walking Tour

Assisi: the best-known Umbrian city in the world Home-town of Saint Francis, peacefully set on the slopes of the Subasio Mountain, Assisi is famous all over the Christian world. The Basilica of Saint Francisis one of Europe’s most important sanctuaries and undoubtedly the cultural highlight of the entire region. Our guides will show you the most important monuments, the roman remains, the charming intact medieval town, surprising views and the town’s hidden treasures. + Half day Itinerary Piazza del Comune (central square) Minerva temple Chiesa Nuova Oratory of St. Francesco Piccolino Basilica of St. Claire San Rufino Cathedral (option)

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What people are saying about Rocca Maggiore

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 33 reviews

Our guide, Michele, was terrific. A great storyteller of the life of St Francis and of Asissi. English speaking if you require that and we did the small group tour which made the experience quite personal. Highly recommended.

We had a really knowledgeable and pleasant guide, so you got a lot of knowledge and there was room and time to ask questions when the group was not that big. Definitely something to recommend…

Assisi is full of history, charm, and beauty. As those impacted by the lives of St. Francis and St. Clare, this tour was especially grand.

Instructive and entertaining Excellent guide and good appointments location

Excellent guide, cultured, well prepared and very entertaining...