Entry and visit with Friar


The Friars of the Sacro Convento of Saint Francis and some authorized Sisters in Assisi are available to accompany groups of pilgrims on guided tours of the Basilica (minimum of 10 people). The visit with a Friar or Sister will highlight the spiritual dimension of the artistic masterpieces, which tell the story of the life and spirituality of Saint Francis of Assisi. Friar and Sister guides are available in numerous languages.

The booking fee for entry to the Basilica is 2,00 Euro per person, if you have your own radio system; and 2,50 Euro per person, to rent the Basilica’s radio system. The use of headphones is compulsory inside the Basilica. In addition to the reservation fee, we also request a free-will offering for the service of a Friar or Sister guide. The donation can be made at the Information Office before the beginning of the visit. Your generosity will help to support the Franciscan Friars, enabling them to continue their ministry to the Basilica and its pilgrims, as well contribute to the operating costs and maintenance of the Basilica and its frescoes.

You can reserve your guided tour with a Friar on this page, by selecting the language and filling the form (at least 2 weeks before the date chosen). After a couple of days you will receive a voucher with confirmation and all the details of your visit with the Friar. Please show this voucher at the Information Office located in the Lower Square of Saint Francis upon your arrival.

Guided tours are not possible on Sundays or Holidays.