This tour from Rome to Assisi will lead you into a spiritual dimension. The memory of Saint Francis and Giotto permeates this hill town; both changed the way of conceiving faith and painting.
Situated in Umbria, a region between Rome and Florence, it acts as a magnet for tourists, not only for the spectacular Basilica but also for the beauty of the hills, its art, and good living.
Papal Basilica of Santa Maria degli Angeli
This day trip to Assisi from Rome starts with the visit to the Porziuncola, essential to understanding Francis’s life and the most sacred place for the Franciscans.
Your guide will wait for you at Santa Maria Degli Angeli, where Francis prayed and died. The Porziuncola is a 9th-century little church enclosed in the Basilica.
Santa Chiara Basilica
You will enjoy strolling around the narrow streets of the ancient town to reach the Church of Santa Chiara. Its Byzantine Crucifix revealed to the Saint his mission. In this Basilica, pilgrims can venerate the mortal remains of St. Clare, and pray silently in front of the Crucifix, using the Saint’s words.
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.
Basilica of Saint Francis
The main highlight of the Assisi day trip from Rome is the Basilica of Saint Francis, the goal of countless pilgrimages, whose Crypt contains the tomb of the Saint. Artists from all over Italy, such as Giotto, Cimabue, and Simone Martini, frescoed the vaulted Lower Church. The upper church walls are decorated mostly by Giotto with the Scenes of the Old and New Testament. Immersed in a spectacular environment, it is a real mystic place also for not-Christians.
Pick up details
Pick up time is at 7:30 from your location. To optimize your precious time, we pick you up from all hotels, apartments, and B&B located within a radius of 10 kilometers from the Pantheon.
Included in the tour:
- Pick up from your location and full day car with driver at disposal.
- Professional local Tour Guide
- Guided tour of the Basilicas and the town
- Offer for the Basilica
- Drop off back to your hotel in Rome
- COVID 19 safety measures: face mask and hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff (social distancing from other visitors enforced: temperature checks for everybody entering museums and archaeological sites).