Assisi - District of San Rufino

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District of San Rufino

Fri, 1 Oct
(17 reviews)
Upper part of centre, Assisi, Italy
50 mins

About the tour

This tour will show the less visited upper part of the town of Assisi: the district around the San Rufino Cathedral. We will start at the upper limit where the Roman amphitheater of Assisi was located and walk our way down through picturesque flowered streets to the San Rufino square. The San Rufino church is the actual Cathedral of Assisi (the world-famous Saint Francis church is not a Cathedral but a Basilica) and boasts a beautifully sculpted façade. I will also show the interior with some surprising details.

Meet Patrizia-Umbria


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.

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 content creator.

The tour will last about 50 mins and will be live-streamed by your content creator 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 content creator 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 join, but you have the option to leave a tip during the tour.

The majority of your tip goes directly to support the channel, while the rest helps Heygo continue to build a place that brings the world closer together.

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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

Lorna C.

06 August 2021

I love your tours, full of information and great shots. Thank you.

Mark N.

05 August 2021

Very well-informed & clear as always!

Ann H.

05 August 2021

Have been to Assisi twice but this area and the Roman connection quite new me. Patricia an excellent guide who put her archaeological expertise to good use.

Vivien B.

05 August 2021

What a lovely town. It was a shame the tour didn't last a couple of hours, I could of quite happily wandered around with Patrizia's excellent commentary. Her knowledge of the history of these places is amazing, her tours are so interesting. Looking forward to the next one.

elena s.

05 August 2021

exellent tour

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