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From Florence: Assisi and Cortona Full-Day Guided Tour

1. From Florence: Assisi and Cortona Full-Day Guided Tour

Head out from Florence into the rolling green hills of Tuscany and Umbria to discover the architectural jewels of Assisi and Cortona. Your 11-hour tour begins in Assisi, the home of San Francesco. Your guide will lead you along the narrow, winding streets of the medieval town as you learn about its history. Inside the Basilica of San Francesco d’Assisi you’ll admire Giotto’s frescos of the life of San Francesco and discover why this is such an important pilgrimage site. See the interior of the Basilica of Santa Chiara, dedicated to a follower of San Francesco. Afterwards you’ll have free time for a stroll around this mystical city. Your tour will then continue with a visit to Santa Maria degli Angeli Church, the birthplace of the Franciscan Order. Cross back into Tuscany to the town of Cortona, built by the Etruscans, and noted for its architectural wonders and panoramic views over the surrounding landscape. Cortona is also well known as the setting for the movie, Under the Tuscan Sun.

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What people are saying about Cortona

This tour was absolutely the most incredible tour we have taken in our over 2 weeks in Italy. Cortona was a beautiful town and worth the 1 hour stop there. Getting a full guided tour of the stunning town Assisi, learning the rich history and exploring St Clare’s Church and the St Francis Basilica, getting to pray at the final resting places of St Clare and St Francis and experiencing the incredible frescos and artwork closeup is an experience that we will cherish forever. The added bonus of stopping to explore the Basilica of St Mary of the Angels and its incredible “church within a church” just left us awestruck. Book this trip and enjoy an experience of a lifetime.

These Tuscan towns are breathtaking, I need to win the lottery to move here and enjoy the beauty, the people, the history, culture, charms and love these towns have to offer. Barbara was a wonderful guide who was always very attentive to our needs. Katia our local tour guide in Assisi is a great person. Her passion for such culture and history shows in all her explanations. Thank you Barbara and Katia.

Guide was good and helpful which made visit to both these 2 towns more interesting and enjoyable.

I love the small group. The two tour ladies were wonderful and knowledgeable!

It’s a very long tour with lots of walking. But, it’s worth it!