Assisi - Assisi 2- In the Footsteps of Saint Francis

Assisi 2- In the Footsteps of Saint Francis

(263 reviews)
Western part of centre, Assisi, Italy
45 mins

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’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 join, but you have the option to leave a tip during the tour.

The majority of your tip goes directly to support the guide's hard work, 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

Cheryl B.

09 May 2021

Patrizia I love your tours, so many interesting details. Would love to come back to Umbria again someday. Thank you.

Clare D.

09 May 2021

Wonderful tour of stunning Assisi & such a knowledgeable, interesting guide😊 Patrizia was perfect, full of factual information with a lovely personal touch also. Highly recommend. Thank you!

gabriella P.

09 May 2021

Thank you Patrizia! All best wishes!

Brighde | World Vegan Travel R.

09 May 2021

Hi Patrizia, Please reach out to us ( or give us a way to reach out to you). We'd love to have you as a guide for our Tuscany trip in October! Super tour!

Christina (NYC) 🌇🏺🏛🦉 M.

09 May 2021

Both Part I and Part II are very informative. I enjoy learning about the life of St Francis. A Saint with such kindness for animals and a beautiful soul.

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