Assisi and Orvieto Day Trip from Rome
- Hotel pickup included
- Led by a local guide
- Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
- Lunch included
Stretch your legs and walk around the town, seeing highlights like the 14th-century Orvieto Cathedral – a masterpiece of Gothic architecture with a glistening façade of stained glass, mosaics and sculptures. Soak up Orvieto’s charms and admire the countless churches that are scattered around its center.
Return to your coach and travel through the rolling hills toward Umbria – Tuscany’s lesser known but just as captivating neighbor. Stop for lunch on the shores of Lake Trasimeno, and then continue to the UNESCO World Heritage-listed town of Assisi.
Famed as the birthplace of Italy’s Catholic patron saint, St Francis of Assisi, the sleepy little town documents all the highs and lows of his life. On a walking tour, see the stall where he was said to be born, his childhood home, and the spot where he pledged his life to his vocation. Hear of the town’s other, lesser-known saint, St Clare, who became one of St Francis’ first true followers. Visit the Convent of Santa Chiara, which is dedicated to her, before heading to Assisi's Basilica di San Francesco for a tour.
Other Assisi highlights include the town hall square, Piazza del Comune, with its turreted ‘palace’-- Palazzo del Capitano del Popolo. Admire the Roman Temple of Minerva and then return to your coach for the journey south.
Before your tour ends, enjoy a final stop in the town of Santa Maria degli Angeli to see its beautiful basilica – a 9th-century church where St Francis reportedly worshiped. Head back to Rome and finish your tour at the start point in the early evening.
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Tour operates with an English-speaking guide and starts at 7:30am
Old houses and poppies in Orvieto, Umbria Italy
- Hotel pickup (selected hotels only)
- Transport by air-conditioned coach (maximum 50 people)
- Local guide
- Gratuities (optional)
- Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- A dress code is required to enter places of worships and selected museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops are allowed. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women. This dress code is strictly enforced and you will risk refused entry if you fail to comply with requirements.
- Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
Reviewed by: P S G, August 2014
The trip was as detailed on the website. My wife and I enjoyed all aspects of the trip. Christiana the Tour Guide explained everything well and was friendly and approachable. The tour bus was comfortable. The first stop was at Orvieto. The gothic influenced cathedral and wonderful ceramic and other products in the shops in the town were wonderful. The second stop was for lunch. This was tasty and filling. Then to Assisi. Here we had a local guide. The tour here was well planned. The only change I would suggest would be time half way to shop for souvernirs from the stalls run by the nuns. We found it to be a good day trip and may repeat it in the future.
Reviewed by: erick, August 2014
The best tour we did wile in Europe