Assisi - In the Footsteps of Saint Francis

In the Footsteps of Saint Francis

(117 reviews)
Western part of centre, Assisi, Italy
45 mins
Tip-Supported

About the tour

Assisi is Unesco World Heritage and one of the most important pilgrimage sites in Italy thanks to Saint Francis! We will start the tour at the house where Saint Francis was born and end in front of the magnificent Basilica where he is buried*. The story of his life gives us an answer to the question why he is Patron Saint of Animals, Peace, Italy and the Ecological movement. He died when he was only 44 years old but left an important spiritual legacy. *Due to current restrictions, it is not possible to enter the Basilica


Meet your local guide

Patrizia

Patrizia’s our archaeologist-turned-tour guide, who’s had so much fun guiding visitors around the green heart of Italy. Perugia's always ready to throw a surprise. Although the city's not very famous, it doesn't shy away from entertaining its visitors with its stories and breathtaking views. "Perugia during the Umbria Jazz festival is magical! Every day at noon, a New Orleans band marches up and down the main street to get people to dance and follow them to the different free concert venues. Lovely music, and magical atmosphere through the night!" she says. On her tours, you might catch a smatter of different languages - she's a polyglot who speaks 5 languages. "A funny incident was that on a very busy day, I was halfway through my tour in Perugia before it hit me that I was doing it in the wrong language and nobody had dared to interrupt me!" she laughs. “I always try to convey some typical Italian word or proverb ready to be used immediately. Normally by the end of the tour, everyone remembers it and who knows...continues to use it at home!” Her goal as a professional guide is still to surprise the visitors. She almost stumbled into the exciting space of guiding visitors around her city. When she was working as an archaeologist on excavation sites and museums, she enjoyed showing Perugia's beautiful landscape. "And then I got the chance to accompany groups throughout Europe, and decided being a guide was the profession where I could combine my different interests: history, languages and meeting people from all over the world," she quips. As Marcel Proust said: you don't always have to travel to new destinations but you have to look at them with new eyes.

Patrizia has been guiding since Mar 2001


What to expect

Get ready for something special. We're travelling to Assisi with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you'll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and an amazing guide.

The tour will last about 45 mins and will be live-streamed by your guide directly from Assisi. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!

While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your guide and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.


Why are they tip-supported?

We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to book and join, but you have the option to tip the guide during the tour.

Leaving a tip will help support the guides and allow us to offer tours in more places around the world. If you aren't able to leave a tip, then it would be great if you can share the tour with friends and family to spread the word.


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How to join

Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.

For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.


Reviews from travellers

Swa C.

04 March 2021

Linda J.

01 March 2021

Great and interesting tour. Thank you

Alexandra M.

28 February 2021

I love Patrizia's tours!!! Just love how she is building up the stories, the tours, you can easily follow everything! Her knowledge is huge and you can ask anything she will give you the answer! ❤️ I've seen all of her tours you can found now on Virtualtrips, but definitely will come back when she has something new. :) Or just rewatch the recent tours!! Highly recommend tour guide! ❤️

Dionne F.

28 February 2021

missed most of tour due to poor internet connection

Maggie R.

27 February 2021

Friendly and very knowledgeable .the tour was a very pleasurable experience . Thank you Patricia


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