Assisi is permeated with the memory of Saint Francis and Giotto; both changed the way of conceiving faith and painting.This tour will lead you into a mystic dimension.
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.
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. On the way to Piazza del Commune (Town Hall Square) you will pass the Oratorio, the birthplace of St. Francis, with the remarkable Augustan Temple of Minerva.
The main highlight is the Basilica of Saint Francis, goal of countless pilgrimages, whose 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.
To conclude Francis’s life and the visit of Assisi, the guide will accompany you to the Basilica of Santa Maria degliAngeli, where Francis prayed and died.
– Pick up and drop off
– Transportation by air conditioned minivan
– Trip to Assisi
– Professional Tour Guide/Driver Guide
– Admission ticket
– Guided tour of the Basilica and of the town