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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.

Cortona: 2-Hour Private Walking Tour

2. Cortona: 2-Hour Private Walking Tour

Discover the iconic Tuscan town of Cortona, which was made famous in the book Under The Tuscan Sun by Frances Mayes. Located between Florence and Rome, Cortona is rich in Etruscan roots. It is an easy city for everyone to love due to its atmosphere, its Etruscan past, its delightful medieval old town, and its splendid panoramas. Your guide will help you admire this fantastic village throughout a private 2-hour tour, informing you of the secrets and history of the area. The path through the center of Cortona will lead you through the town's historical core, helping you discover the most important historical and artistic beauties of the city. You'll also discover the museums, walls, and buildings, throughout an exciting journey that will take you back throughout the centuries. The itinerary throughout this tour is not particularly demanding, and is suitable for the whole family.

Cortona: Private 2-hour Guided Tour

3. Cortona: Private 2-hour Guided Tour

Cortona is a town which is certainly easy to love for everyone. This is mainly because of its atmosphere, its Etruscan past, its lovely medieval city center, and its fantastic views. Your experience begins as your professional local guide takes you on a private walking of the historical center of Cortona which will take you back in time. The tour features Piazza della Repubblica - the main square dating back to the Roman age, Palazzo del Capitano del Popolo - the residence of Cardinal Passerini during the 16th century, and the Palazzo Comunale - which dates back to the 12th century. Traveling further, encounter Palazzo Casali and Teatro Signorelli, which is a typical theater in a Neoclassical style still in use for the local theater season. The town’s cathedral will be also be a part of your walking tour, complete with its charming views.

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What people are saying about Cortona

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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.

Our tour guide Giuseppe was one of the most informative we have ever experienced. His knowledge of art, history and culture made Cortona come alive for us and he was so funny and engaging that the time flew by! We highly recommend this experience.

Great!!! Fantastic!!! Complete!!! There's nothing more to say.

Julia was a fantastic guide. I highly recommend this tour.