1. Italy
  2. Lazio
  3. Rome
  4. Basilica of Saint Francis of Assisi

Assisi & Orvieto Day Trip from Rome

Product ID: 5899
Escape Italy's busy capital for one day on this trip to Assisi and the Umbrian hill town Orvieto. You will see the famous Cathedral of Orvieto and discover the wines and local products of Tuscany.
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Duration: 10 hours
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Experience

Highlights
  • Gothic cathedral of Orvieto
  • Beautiful Tuscan landscapes & hills
  • Tasting Tuscan and Umbrian wines and produce
  • Guided walk through Assisi
  • Visit to St Francis' Basilica
  • Santa Maria degli Angeli, where St Francis died in 1226
Full description
Escape Italy's busy capital for one day on this trip to Assisi and the Umbrian hill town Orvieto. On this tour, you will unveil the religious architecture of Umbria (such as the famous Cathedral of Orvieto) and discover the wines and local products of Tuscany.

Leaving Rome in a northerly direction and driving along the Tiber Valley, reach Orvieto as your first stop, a small town of Etruscan origins where you will stop to admire the magnificent 14th century cathedral, a masterpiece of gothic architecture. The tour continues through the green Tuscan Hills covered in olive groves and vineyards. This is the land of some of Italy’s best known D.O.C. (quality controlled) wines, which include Orvieto, Chianti and Brunello di Montalcin.

You will then have a further stop, where you will taste some local wines and other typical Umbrian and Tuscan products. Afterwards, enjoy lunch, consisting of traditional local dishes.

In the early afternoon you will continue your journey and drive along the shores of Lake Trasimeno. Finally, reach Assisi, which is located at the foot of Mount Subasio. Assisi is famous for being St. Francis' birthplace. You will see the Church of St. Claire*, St Francis’ birthplace and his childhood home, the Townhall Square. Around the Townhall Square, you will see the People’s Palace and the Roman Temple dedicated to Minerva. One highlight of the tour will be the visit of St Francis’ Basilica, located close to the ancient city walls, with its magnificent frescoes painted between the 12th and 14th centuries.

Leaving Assisi, stop at the town of Santa Maria degli Angeli, where St. Francis died in 1226.

You will reach Rome around 19:30/20:00, where you will be dropped-off in the vicinity of your hotel.
Includes
  • Lunch
  • Transportation
  • Local guides
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuities

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Meeting point

The central meeting point is at 32 Via Giovanni Amendola (GLT terminal) at 7:15 AM.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Not allowed
  • Sleeveless shirts
Know before you go
• This tour will only operate if the minimum number of 6 participants is met
• 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
• Infants up to 3 years old are free of charge
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 134 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.3 / 5
  • Organization
    4.3 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.2 / 5
  • Safety
    4.7 / 5
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This was a last minute find and I’m so glad to have gone to Orvieto and Assisi. First was a beautiful stop in Orvieto, cable car to the top of the town and then some free time to see the cathedral and look at the local markets. Then onto lunch- where I very much appreciated that lunch broke up all the driving. Then arrived at Assisi with a lovely local guide who look us through the town and we able to capture some beautiful pictures and learn this history of Assisi especially of St Clare and St Francis. For me a trip well worth making if you have a free day when in Rome. Keep in mind that’s there’s a lot of driving as Assisi is quite far away, so if that’s not your thing this isn’t the trip for you.

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December 17, 2019

Orvieto was basically a glorified, scenic rest stop (1 hour) on the way to lunch, which was excellent. Assisi started out too heavily on St. Francis with no preliminary info on the town or buildings we were seeing. But the guide relaxed and improved as she went on. The ABSOLUTE DRAWBACK was not once were we asked where we were staying so that we could be dropped off, even though the bus planned on stopping multiple places. No one asked or tried to take care of our needs. There was no question we weren’t irritated by this lack. We finally got off and made our way to the nearest metro station and went home on our own. Very poor planning of drop-offs!!☹️

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November 19, 2019

The tour was very good. Tour guide was good and gave relevant information. Guide at Assisi was also vey good. Lunch “agrotourism” was good. Rhe only negative thing was that the bus was like a hundred years old. It does NOT have shock absorbers at all. Every hole on the street was a nightmare. Imposible to rest in a long three hours return.

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November 3, 2019

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Product ID: 5899