Spend the day soaking in the atmosphere of these serene towns, and visiting their beautiful churches. The splendid Gothic Cathedral in Orvieto and the Basilica of Santa Maria degli Angeli are just two of the magnificent churches that you will see on this tour.
Assisi is the birthplace of St Francis and many of the town’s monuments mark events in his remarkable life. Rich culture, ancient history and absorbing stories make this tour memorable and enchanting.
You will be picked up from your hotel in Rome (if it is centrally located) around 0600h (06:00am). Travelling by coach and accompanied by a multi-lingual guide you will drive north along the Tiber Valley, until you reach the small town of Orvieto.
The origins of this town date back to the first Etruscan settlements of the 9th Century BC. See the famous Gothic Cathedral which dates back to the 13th century, which has impressive rich interiors.
The tour continues through the green hillsides of Tuscany, which are covered with olive groves and vineyards. Tuscany is synonymous with some world-famous wines, most notably Chianti. Stop here and sample some local wine, with a lunch of typical Umbrian and Tuscan produce.
In the early afternoon, drive along Lake Trasimeno to reach Assisi. Take a guided walking tour of this beautiful town which visits the Church of St Claire built in Italian Gothic style, the birthplace and childhood home of St Francis of Assisi, the People’s Palace and the temple dedicated to Minerva, the Roman goddess of wisdom. Also visit St Francis’ Basilica, which has magnificent frescoes painted between the 12th and 14th centuries.
Travel to the town of Santa Maria degli Angeli at the foot of the hill of Assisi. The little town is named after its beautiful church. It was here that the young Francis of Assisi understood his vocation and renouncing the world, started the Franciscan movement.
Return to Rome where, you will be dropped in the vicinity of your hotel or Via G. Amendola 32.
Please call the local activity operator at least 24 hours prior to the start of the tour to confirm the departure details.
Hotel pick up available from hotels within the Aurelian Walls.
This tour requires a minimum of 6 passengers to operate. There is a possibility that this tour may be cancelled after confirmation if minimum numbers are not met. Should this be necessary we will offer you an alternate departure date or a full refund.
A dress code is required to enter places of worships and selected museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops are allowed. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women. This dress code is strictly enforced and you will risk refused entry if you fail to comply with requirements
Knees and Shoulders must be covered for entrance to the Religious Buildings.