Conceptio in Itinere

Excursion to Assis

The town of peace
length 10hrs approx Available: everyday – Full day excursion Lunch included



This is a chance to spend a delightful day out of Rome to visit Umbria, one of the most picturesque regions of Italy, rich in vineyards, olive trees and the famous hilltop villages across the valley.

 

The route is dotted with charming medieval towns such as Spoleto, Trevi, Foligno and the most famous of all, Assisi. The magical town of Saint Francis is still surrounded by ancient walls, spread on the green slopes of Mount Subasio with its colourful houses of pink stone, narrow streets, flower-decked balconies, noble palaces, all providing beautiful views for memorable pictures. Saint Francis is the founding father of the Order of Friars Minor more commonly known as the Franciscan Order, and venerated as Saint of the Catholic Church. His tomb is the pilgrimage destination for thousands of believer from all over the world.

An interesting visit to Saint Francis' Basilica with its early Renaissance masterpiece by Giotto and Cimabue...enjoy browsing in the old town, shopping in the little stores and in the artisan shops. This will be our day in Assisi and we'll not miss the chance to taste a good Umbrian lunch with a traditional 4 courses menu in the small city centre. In the afternoon we will visit St Chiara Church (Saint Claire), San Damiano a very important place during the two Saints life, the Cathedral, the Romanesque St Peter's Church and St Mary of the Angels Basilica. Return to the Eternal city in the late afternoon. On request we can arrange Dinner on the way back to Rome !


Tour includes: transportation by private vehicle, authorized English speaking assistant all the day, authorized local English speaking guide for the visit of Assisi, compulsory headphone to Saint Francis’ Basilica, 4 courses lunch without drinks. Dinner is optional.

 

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