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Private Assisi Tour from Siena

Assisi - Basilica St Francis - Night view
Assisi - Basilica St Francis - PaxAssisi - Basilica St FrancisAssisi - Piazza del Comune - DayAssisi - St Maria degli AngeliAssisi - San RufinoAssisi - St Rufino - Cappella del sacramentoAssisi - Basilica St Francis - Navata Chiesa SuperioreAssisi - St Clair FacadeAssisi - Fortezza

From: $119.97

 

TOUR DURATION

8 Hours

START TIME

08:00 AM

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat

MEETING POINT

Pick-up at your hotel, more details at booking

Tour
Itinerary
Tour
Inclusions
Tour
Information

 

TOUR ITINERARY

Your private driver will pick you up in the morning to bring you on a charming full day excursion to Assisi.

Your journey will start immediately while you enjoy the enchanting views from the car. Leaving Siena you will head to the south and soon enjoy the breath-taking opulence of the Umbria region countryside!

Upon your arrival in Assisi you will meet our local guide that will help you to discover the unique Basilica of St. Francesco. The complex is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2000. It is composed of two Churches, The Upper and Lower ones, and a Crypt where the vestiges of the Saint are still preserved.

After the guided tour you will have free time to wonder around Assisi by yourself. Enjoy a meal in one of the characteristic restaurants of the city and explore the many attractions that Assisi offers.

We suggest you to visit the Basilica of St. Clare and its Piazza from which you can admire the Umbra Valley. Walk through Corso Mazzini where you can enjoy many medieval buildings and the Temple of Minerva. There is also the opportunity to visit the Roman Forum right below the piazza. If you are interested in artisan shops Via San Francesco is the right place for you. Pass by Piazza del Comune where you can admire beautiful examples of medieval Palaces and a 16th century fountain. From here take Via San Rufino that will bring you to the gorgeous Cathedral of St. Rufino.

At the end of your tour meet your driver again to return to your accommodations in Siena.

TOUR INCLUSIONS

– Round trip transportation with private car

– Expert English speaking driver coordinator

– Tour of Saint Francis Basilica’s  with local guide (2.5 hours)

– Headset

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

– Visit of Assisi

– Basilica of Saint Francis

– Basilica of Santa Maria degli Angeli

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
– Confirmation will be received at time of booking

– Voucher and detailed operator information, including local emergency numbers will be received three weeks before the date of your tour.

– Adult pricing applies to all travelers

– The dress code for men and women is strictly enforced in churchs. No shorts, bare shoulders or miniskirts. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements.

Departure point:
Pick-up at your accommodation

Duration:
8 hours

Return details:
Drop-off at your accommodation

Private Assisi Tour from Florence

Assisi - Basilica St Francis - Pax
Assisi - Basilica St FrancisAssisi - FortezzaAssisi - Minerva TempleAssisi - Piazza del Comune - DayAssisi - Piazza del Comune - fountainAssisi - San RufinoAssisi - St Clair FacadeAssisi - St Maria degli AngeliAssisi - Basilica St Francis - Navata Chiesa Superiore

From: $142.67

 

TOUR DURATION

8 Hours

START TIME

08:00 AM

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat

MEETING POINT

Pick-up at your hotel, more details at booking

Tour
Itinerary
Tour
Inclusions
Tour
Information

 

TOUR ITINERARY

Your private driver will pick you up in the morning to bring you on a charming full day excursion to Assisi.

Your journey will start immediately while you enjoy the enchanting views from the car. Leaving Florence you will head to the south and soon enjoy the breath-taking opulence of the Umbria region countryside!

Upon your arrival in Assisi you will meet our local guide that will help you to discover the unique Basilica of St. Francesco. The complex is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2000. It is composed of two Churches, The Upper and Lower ones, and a Crypt where the vestiges of the Saint are still preserved.

After the guided tour you will have free time to wonder around Assisi by yourself. Enjoy a meal in one of the characteristic restaurants of the city and explore the many attractions that Assisi offers.

We suggest you to visit the Basilica of St. Clare and its Piazza from which you can admire the Umbra Valley. Walk through Corso Mazzini where you can enjoy many medieval buildings and the Temple of Minerva. There is also the opportunity to visit the Roman Forum right below the piazza. If you are interested in artisan shops Via San Francesco is the right place for you. Pass by Piazza del Comune where you can admire beautiful examples of medieval Palaces and a 16th century fountain. From here take Via San Rufino that will bring you to the gorgeous Cathedral of St. Rufino.

At the end of your tour meet your driver again to return to your accommodations in Florence.

TOUR INCLUSIONS

– Round trip transportation with private car

– Expert English speaking driver coordinator

– Tour of Saint Francis Basilica’s  with local guide (2.5 hours)

– Headset

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

– Visit of Assisi

– Basilica of Saint Francis

– Basilica of Santa Maria degli Angeli

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
– Confirmation will be received at time of booking

– Voucher and detailed operator information, including local emergency numbers will be received three weeks before the date of your tour.

– Adult pricing applies to all travelers

– The dress code for men and women is strictly enforced in churchs. No shorts, bare shoulders or miniskirts. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements.

Departure point:
Pick-up at your accommodation

Duration:
8 hours

Return details:
Drop-off at your accommodation

Montefalco

Montefalco - view
Montefalco - Piazza Palazzo ComunaleMontefalco - Chiesa di Santa LuciaSagrantino Wine - Barrels

Montefalco is an enchanting little town situated high in the Colli Martani, in the Umbria region.

The town was founded by the ancient Umbri Tribe. Montefalco was dominated by the Etruscans, the Romans and the Lombards. In the mid 13th century it was destroyed by Frederick Barbarossa’s army. The Porta di Federico II (Door of Frederick II) still showcases the Swabian Cross and the Imperial Eagle to remember the Emperor’s “passage”. The town later became a free commune governed by the local nobles. In 1446 Montefalco was annexed to the Papal States until in 1861 it became part of the Italian Reign.

The city has many beautiful churches that spaced from the Romanesque to the Renaissance style. The most famous one is the deconsecrated Church of St. Francis today converted into the city’s museum. The Church was built by the Franciscan monks in 1336. The façade was heavily remodeled during the 16th century. The 15th century frescoes dedicated to the life of St. Francis are gorgeous.

Another beautiful church is the one dedicated to Saint Agostino, it is a beautiful example of gothic style.

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The most important public buildings of the city are located in the central Piazza del Comune; they were all built between the 15th and 16th centuries. The Palazzo Comunale (Town Hall) in particular has gorgeous windows dated 13th century and a beautiful 15th century portal.

The Montefalco countryside is very famous for the production of wines. Every year around the Easter period the town hosts the Settimana Enologica (Wine Week). the most famous wines of the area are the Montefalco Rosso, a simple red table wine, the sophisticated Sagrantino Wine and the Montefalco Sagrantino Secco.

Assisi

Assisi - Basilica St Francis
Assisi - Basilica St Francis - PaxAssisi - St Maria degli AngeliAssisi - St Maria degli Angeli - side viewAssisi - St Clair - RosoneAssisi - Piazza del Comune - fountainAssisi - FortezzaAsissi - PorziuncolaAssisi - Piazza del Comune - DayAssisi - Minerva Temple

Give us the opportunity to help you discover the unique Assisi and Umbria Region.

The history of Assisi started in 1000 BC when the first Umbrian settlement was founded on this rich land. The Etruscans occupied the area and ruled for 200 years. When the Romans started to conquer central Italy they created a prosperous city. Their presence is still visible, thanks to the many well preserved buildings, which include villas, an amphitheater and the City walls. Until the 13th centuries those were the perimeter of the town.

In the Medieval times the city was under the papal jurisdiction. The Rocca Maggiore, an imperial fortress, was rebuilt to ensure stability. Assisi continued its development during the Renaissance as many 17th century palaces can testify. The city is now mostly famous for the numerous and beautiful churches, its spiritual allure and last but not least amazing food and wine!

Assisi’s fame is strictly connected with the story of S. Francis. The Saint is famous all around the world not only for his religious fervor but also for his love for nature and his messages of peace.

In 1997 two devastating earthquakes hit the region. Immense damages were caused to several historical sites, but the restoration has been extraordinary.

In 2000 the UNESCO nominated the Franciscan complex of Assisi a World Heritage Site.

Things to see

The city offers you many attractions. The famous Basilica of San Francesco is unique being composed by two different churches, the Upper and the Lower ones, plus a crypt where for almost six hundreds years the remains of Saint Francis were hidden.  The Basilica of St. Clare in contrast exemplifies simplicity.  Very distinctive is the city’s Cathedral dedicated to St. Rufino, who was martyred after he converted the city to Christianity. The Basilica is partly built on top of a Roman cistern.

There is more to Assisi than just religious history. The Rocca Maggiore Castle dominates the city from a hill; the views from its towers are breathtaking. The Roman amphitheater now houses a beautiful garden, while in the Piazza del Comune you will find beautiful examples of medieval Palazzi and a beautiful 16th century fountain.