Visit the historic center of Assisi, in a full-day tour from Rome, and learn the story of its Patron Saint, St. Francis of Assisi. Go to the Convent of Santa Chiara, and continue through the countryside of Umbria Orvieto to admire the Gothic cathedral.
Enjoy a day away from the bustle of Rome, in a one-day tour to Umbria, one of the most picturesque regions of Italy. Rich in vineyards, olive groves, and the hillside villages, the most famous site in the region is the UNESCO World Heritage town of Assisi. Upon arrival in this mystical place, knowing St. Francis, walk inside the ancient walls. Built on the green slopes of Mount Subasio, the colourful houses of ink stone, narrow streets, flowered balconies, ornate palaces and offer great views.
One of the best highlights of your time in Assisi will be the visit to the Basilica of San Francesco to see the Renaissance masterpieces realized by Giotto and Cimabue. After lunch, continue to Orvieto and admire the magnificence of the Cathedral, a masterpiece of Gothic architecture with glittering facade windows, mosaics and sculptures. Enjoy the charm of Orvieto, and admire the many churches scattered around its historic center. Return to Rome in the early evening.