ASSISI

One of our English Speaking drivers will be waiting for you at the lobby of your accommodation in Rome ready to leave for the Amalfi Coast at 07:30 am
After around 1 hour and 30 minute drive you will approach Assisi.
Assisi is located in an amazing area of Italy, away from traffic and big cities. An oasis of art and architecture and home of Saint Francis one of Italy's most beloved saints. Leaving Rome and driving northward, you will cross the valley of the Tevere, before taking the Flaminia near the medieval village of Orte. Once in this enchanting and mystic town begin your visit from Eremo delle Carceri. The first nucleus consisted in a chapel with several caves around, at a height of 791 m on the slopes of the Mount Subasio in a splendid ilex-wood.St. Francis and his disciples retired here for their prayers and meditations. In 1400 St. Bernardine of Siena erected a small convent and the church of S. Maria delle Carceri, which enlarged and incorporated the previous chapel. Next to it is located the Cave of St. Francis. You may take a suggestive walk through the ilex-wood along the caves of the hermits. Continue your tour and experience the beauty of the Basilica
of Santa Maria degli Angeli (Saint Mary of the Angels) Built on a grandiose scale, the Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli is the seventh largest Christian church. Its magnificence may be at odds with the simplicity preached by St Francis himself but the flocks of pilgrims coming to visit the primitive Porziuncola chapel and the Cappella del Transito called for a building that was able to accomodate the faithful.
Not to be missed is also the Basilica of Saint Francis. Pope Gregory IX laid the first stone of the Lower Basilica the day after the canonisation of St Francis, on July 17th 1228. Two years later the saint's body, that had been resting in the church of San Giorgio (the futre church of St Claire's) was brought here in secret for fear of looting by tomb raiders and buried in the unfinished church. No date has been recorded concerning the start of works on the Upper Basilica, but it must have been after the abdication from the order of Brother Elia in 1239, who had hitherto directed the works on the Romanesque Lower Basilica.

DURATION: 8/9 HOURS

IT IS VERY IMPORTANT:

  • to dress respectfully for the visit to religious buildings: knees and shoulders covered;
  • to take with you comfortable walking shoes if possible;
  • to keep an eye on your wallet; it is recommended not to wear precious jewelry or large amount of money.

RATE:
Price DOES NOT include neither lunch nor entrance fees.

Note that the driver will not enter sites but will give running commentaries of what you are seeing The vehicle will escort you for the entire tour .Walking is limited unlike bus tour where you have to walk the whole day.

 

Pax
1-3
4-6
7-8
Rate
450.00
500.00
550.00

For more passengers please contact us

We don’t request any deposit!!!

We accept payments in Traveler Cheques in Euro or USD. If you want to pay in USD we will calculate the accurate total, by using the stock exchange conversion rate Euro/USD of the day before the tour/transfer increased by 7 cents

We also accept credit card payments (Visa and MasterCard – NO AMEX) at the time of the booking, or at the end of each tour/transfer.

Please note that if payments are operated with credit cards the total cost of the tour will be increased by 10 %.

We do not accept payments via credit card for amounts below 350 euro.

If payment is made with credit card at the end of the tour/transfer you will be required to sign a ONE TIME payment authorization form, provided by us.

If payment is made with wire transfer the total cost will be increased by 10 %.

If you decide to pay in cash you will be asked to pay your driver at the beginning or at the end of the tour/transfer. THE TOTAL WILL BE INDICATED IN YOUR FINAL CONTRACT. If you want to pay in USD we will calculate the accurate total, by using the stock exchange conversion rate Euro/USD of the day before the tour/transfer increased by 7 cents

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