Assisi Full day tour + Exploration Driving Tour

PRIVATE GUIDED TOUR

We offer you a private customized tour of the most spectacular monuments and sights of Assisi with our comfortable and air conditioned Sedan/Van and licensed local guide, departing from your hotel, who will take you through the discovery of this  incredible medieval city, reaching the main streets and squares, hopping on and off the car as much as you want.

Assisi is the native town of Saint Francis, patron saint of Italy, symbol of peace and harmony, his life and miracles have made Assisi a pilgrimage destination. But Assisi is not just an holy place for Catholics, this small city is overflowing with artistic treasures the likes of which very few cities can boast, and it was added to UNESCO’s World Heritage List in 2000.

Our first stop is in the highest part of the town to visit St. Claire Basilica (the Saint is preserved in a glass coffin in the crypt), Francis companion, with the Byzantine Crucifix, which revealed Francis his mission. On the way to Piazza del Comune (Town Hall Square) you will pass the Oratorio, the birthplace of St. Francis, with the remarkable Augustan Temple of Minerva, dating back to the 1st century B.C. and take the main shopping street in direction of the Basilica of St. Francis, the main highlight of the town, goal of countless pilgrimages, which Crypt contains the tomb of the Saint. The dark vaulted Lower Church has been frescoed by artists from all over Italy such as Giotto, Cimabue and Simone Martini. The walls of the upper Church are decorated mostly by Giotto with the Scenes of the Old and the New Testament.
It seems that every inch of the interior is covered with a wonderful fresco, there is so much to look at that the experience is overwhelming! Luckily, your guide will help you make sense of what you are viewing and enjoy the beauty that St. Francis inspired
Our morning walk ends in the main piazza of Assisi, graced by its medieval bell tower, elegant civic buildings of the 13th-14th c. and the stately Temple of Minerva.

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Time for lunch! If you need suggestions, just ask us!

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After lunch, From here, your guide and driver will take you to lower Assisi to visit the Basilica of Santa Maria degli Angeli (Porziuncola), an enormous cathedral that contains the small stone chapel where St. Francis accepted his vocation and renounced worldly possessions to live in poverty and purity. This chapel is one of the most sacred places on earth to the Franciscan order of monks.

Back on board and drive to the highest part of the city, on the slopes of majestic Mount Subasio, a natural reserve area with dramatic views, reach the Hermitage of Prisoners (Eremo delle Carceri).

The name of this site derives from the fact that the friars “imprisoned” themselves here, away from worldly temptations, in order to pray, surrounded by thick ilex woods, set in hundreds of acres of live oaks, the Hermitage is an oasis of peace where one can savor the true Franciscan atmosphere.

A perfect loca enjoy sunset and end our memorable day.

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Duration:  7hrs approximately

Meeting point: at the hotel

Entrance: Santa Maria Degli Angeli, Santa Chiara Basilica, Basilica di San Francesco, Hermitage of Prisoners

Highlights: Assisi landscape, Santa Chiara Basilica, Minerva’s Temple, Santa Maria Degli Angeli (Porziuncola), St Francis Basilica, and more

Payment: Bank transfer or paypal in advance (+4%)

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This excursion can be combined with our suggestions for lunch and wine/local products tasting…. Just ask us!!!

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need more? Ask us!

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TOUR INCLUSIONS

  • 7 hours and half private licensed professional local guide
  • Assistance of our professional English speaking driver (7 hrs)
  • Comfortable and air conditioned Sedan/Van for the whole day (7 hrs)

NOT INCLUDED

  • Admissions to churches and museums

PRICES (per group)

1 to 3 persons
on request
4 to 6 persons
on request
7 to 8 persons
on request