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Duration: 10 hours     (starting at 8:00am)

Your English speaking driver-guide will meet you at your hotel in the city centre or any other place as previously arranged to start this shared excursion to Assisi, driving through the famous Umbria region that rivals with Tuscany for the beauty of the countryside. The drive is about two hours and you will get to see some breathtaking panoramas. Assisi, one of the most important places of pilgrimage in Italy, owes its fame to St. Francis, born here in 1182, the son of a wealthy merchant who, after spending his early years in a life of dissipation, devoted himself to the service of the poor and the sick, founded the Franciscan order and died in 1226 in poverty and abstinence. His life, around which are many legends, has inspired major works from famous artists (including Giotto). With its well-preserved medieval streets and houses and its treasures of art, Assisi is one of Italy’s greatest tourists sight.

You can visit the Church of Santa Maria Degli Angeli, which is at the bottom of the hill, then climbing to the town visiting St. Claire’s. Your driver-guide can suggest some local trattoria for a typical lunch and after you can visit the church of St. Francis, part of the Franciscan friary in Assisi, the impressive two-storied church built over St. Francis’s tomb. The dark lower church has squat late Romanesque vaulting (1228-53) and a vestibule added in 1488; the upper church, completed in 1253, is Italy’s earliest Gothic church. The basilica suffered extensive earthquake damage in 1997 and was re-opened in 1999.

If you want to see more of Umbria in one day, the visit of Assisi can be limited to the church of St. Francis and a stroll down the typical streets, so you can spend time visiting Deruta, famous for its ceramics, or Perugia. At the end of the tour you will drive back to Rome, about 2 hours, to be dropped off at your Hotel or other location in the centre.

Important Notes:

  • please, dress respectfully to visit the holy buildings: cover your knees and shoulders;
  • if possible wear or take with you comfortable shoes even if walking is limited;
  • watch out for your wallet and bags; it is recommended not to wear valuable jewelry.

Price includes shared vehicle with driver-guide.

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If a shared tour doesn’t currently exist for this Shared Tour, please fill out the form and we can create one which other travelers can join (and save everyone some money!).

Payment DOES NOT include meals, entrance fees and gratuity.

Note that the driver-guide will not enter sites although giving explanations from the vehicle of what you are seeing. Only Official Licensed Guides are allowed to escort you inside places and, on your request, we can provide such service at an extra cost. The vehicle will accompany you for the entire tour.

Our Shared Tours are available to Groups with a minimum of 4 people up to 7 people to guarantee comfort and flexibility much alike private Tours giving you the opportunity to save some money.

Once a group is created, and a minimum of 4 people has joined it, we will ask for a non refundable down payment to guarantee the service then paying the balance due depending on total number of people on the day of service with cash money. We don’t accept credit cards as a form of payment on the day of service, we only accept cash in Euro and/or US$; if US$ we will give you the exchange rate of the day before the service increased by 5 cents.

Important notice: once you join a Group booking the service with your credit card payment, your Shared Tour is confirmed with us, even if you do not reach the maximum number of people, and the price per person only depends on the final Group size.

We continuously add dates so, please, check it often and let us know if you have any particular request or need additional information. Contact us and we’ll be glad to assist you making your vacation FANTASTICO!

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