Published on 07 September 2017

Updates on guided tours of the basilica

From 1 October online bookings and the use of audio guides with earphones are mandatory for groups of over 10 people.

From 1 October 2017 there are changes in bookings procedure and in access to guided tours for groups in the Basilica of Saint Anthony.

There are two main changes: groups of over 10 people will be obliged to book their guided tours of the Basilica through an online form; moreover, during the visit, they will have to use audio guides with earphones; these may be booked at the Information Office should the group be without them.

The groups will be able to visit the Basilica with their own guide or they may request a friar or a guide from the Basilica. In both cases, however, on the day of the visit the groups will have to present, at the Information Office, a print copy of the confirmation email with the code received during the booking process.

Detailed information on the new booking procedures are already available for pilgrims and tourists in the Basilica; from 1 October the new online form will become operative. This form will substitute the current one.

The Information Office clarifies that bookings made within 30 September for appointments from 1 October onwards will be processed regularly without causing any disappointments. 

Finally, we would like to inform you that guided tours are restricted to the following timetable

  • From Monday to Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm;
  • On Saturday from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm;
  • On Sunday and holidays from 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm

Guided tours are not allowed during the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, Christmas, Easter, the Feast of the Tongue, 13 June and during special celebrations.

For more information please contact the Information Office by calling: (+39) 049 8225652 or by emailing: