ORVIETO AND ASSISI TOUR FROM ROME – DAY TOUR FROM ROME. Discover the real Italian countryside. Visit Orvieto, Lake Trasimeno, Assisi & St Francis’ Basilica and much more. Including: lunch with traditional local food, hotel pick up and round trip transportation.
Assisi tour from Rome is a journey beyond the big cities that takes you to discover the real Italian countryside.
It’s a tour that unveils the religious architecture of Umbria as well as the wines and local products of Tuscany.
Leaving Rome by heading north and passing by the Tiber Valley, we reach ORVIETO, a small town of Etruscan origins where we stop to admire the spectacular 14th century cathedral, a masterpiece of gothic architecture.
The Assisi tour continues through the green Tuscan hills covered in olive groves and vineyards.
Some of Italy’s greatest wines, like Sagrantino and Sangiovese are produced here, in an area that borders with the Chianti region and its worldwide phenomenal wines like Brunello di Montalcino just to name one.
The lunch will also consists of traditional local dishes.
In the early afternoon, after driving along the shores of Lake Trasimeno, we reach ASSISI, the ancient town on the slopes of Mount Subasio.
With the Assisi tour , during a guided stroll through the lanes of this historic town, you will see the Church of St. Chiara, St. Francis’ birthplace and his childhood home, Townhall Square with its People’s Palace, the Roman Temple dedicated to Minerva and of course the Townhall palace itself.
After a short walk alongside the ancient city walls you will then visit the highlight of the tour: St Francis’ Basilica and its magnificent frescoes painted between the 12th and 14th centuries.
Leaving Assisi, we will stop at the town of Santa Maria degli Angeli named after its church inside which, in the Chapel of Porziuncola, St. Francis died in 1226.
We will then drive back to Rome where we should arrive around 7:30/8:00 pm.
A number of drop off points in central locations, in the vicinity of your hotel.
Discount for children 3 to 7 years old. Free for children aged 2 and below.
The languages available are English and Spanish, but on request also Russian, Chinese and Japanese.
This tour runs every Monday, Thursday and Saturday from 1st April to 31st October. OnMonday and Friday from 1st November to 31st March.
A minimum of 6 participants required for the tour to be confirmed.
Hotel pick up available between 06:30am – 07:15am, only from hotels in central Rome (hotels – no apartments or B&B).
Free pick up
Relax on the coach
Church of St. Chiara
St. Francis’ childhood home
Downhill Square and Palace
Roman Temple dedicated to Minerva
St Francis’ Basilica
Chapel of Porziuncola
Back to Rome
Piazza della Repubblica
Free pick up from hotel if you are in central locations
ORVIETO and its 14th century cathedral.
The Tuscan Hills covered in olive groves and Chianti and Brunello di Montalcino vineyards.
Lunch with traditional local dishes.
Drive along the shores of Lake Trasimeno.
Reach ASSISI and stroll through the lanes of this historic town
Church of St. Claire – St Francis’ birthplace and his childhood home
Townhall Square – Roman Temple
St Francis’ Basilica
Santa Maria degli Angeli – Chapel of Porziuncola
ENTRANCE TO CHURCHES CAN BE DENIED IF KNEES AND SHOULDERS ARE NOT COVERED
You will be served a 3-course meal, but drinks are not included.
A mimimum of 6 participants required for the tour to be confirmed.