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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: $120.63

 

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: $143.46

 

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

Piazza del Comune – Assisi

Assisi - Piazza del Comune - fountain
Assisi - pinacoteca - communaleAssisi - Piazza del Comune - DayAssisi - Minerva Temple

Taking a stroll around the stunning Piazza del Comune Assisi’s history unfolds itself through the historic buildings that adorn it. On the North side of the Piazza is located the Roman Temple of Minerva converted in the Middle Ages into a Christian church: San Donato. Now the church is called Santa Maria Sopra Minerva. (Santa Maria over Minerva)

Next to the Temple there is the beautiful Palazzo del Capitano del Popolo, a 13th century building. The original of this building can be seen in the frescos of the life of St. Francis in the basilica. The Fresco shows the building without the tower. Restored in 1927 its original look was considerably modified including an ornate series of merlons added in 1932. The Palace was the first public building of the Piazza. The adjoining Torre del Popolo was built as a judiciary for the “Captain of People” in 1274. A bell was added in 1926 to celebrate the 700th anniversary of St. Francis’ death.

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On the south side of Piazza del Comune there are two characteristics medieval buildings: Palazzo del Governatore, the tallest public building in Assisi, and Palazzo dei Priori. Both were used as residencies for the Governors and the Priors.

The Post-Office building is the most recent one. It was built in 1926 where once the church of San Nicolo’ stood.

The Piazza is also embellished by the Fontana dei Tre Leoni erected in 1762.