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starting time:8:00 AM
For up to 3 Persons from Rome Hotel: 450 EUROS
For up to 4 Persons from Rome Hotel: 500 EUROS
For up to 6 Persons from Rome Hotel: 550 EUROS
For up to 8 Persons from Rome Hotel: 600 EUROS
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St. Francis of Assisi is perhaps the most well loved saint in the country of Italy and perhaps in the world. His birthplace, Assisi, is one of the most beautiful cities to visit on your trip to Italy.
Stefano Rome Tours offers a unique journey in the footsteps of Saint Francis and Saint Claire, taking you to the most significant basilicas, sacred monastery and lively squares in Assisi for a joyful experience in the beautiful region of Umbria.
Because Stefano Rome Tours has a special license, we can drive directly into the historical center of Assisi, saving you valuable time and long walks to see this enchanting town and access its remarkable basilicas.
On your relaxing journey from Rome towards Assisi, you will enjoy the beautiful Italian countryside scenery along the way as you leave the rustic countryside of Lazio and enter the lush region of Umbria.
Your Assisi tour from Rome will take you will first visit Basilica Santa Maria degli Angeli (located in the town by the same name, Santa Maria degli Angeli), which is respected as the place of St. Francis' death.
Inside the grand Baroque basilica are two small structures: the Capella del Transito and the Porziuncola.
The Cappella del Transito is the small room in which St. Francis died on October 3, 1226. Above the small altar in a glass case is the rope belt of Saint Francis.
Our tour will continue to Assisi with a stop to visit the Basilica of St. Francis, which consists of an upper level and a lower level, known as the Upper Basilica and the Lower Basilica. It is also in this Basilica that St. Francis is interred.
The churches are decorated with many beautiful frescoes by late medieval painters including Cimabue, Giotto di Bondone, Simone Martini and Pietro Lorenzetti. The basilica was begun immediately after St. Francis’ canonization in 1228.
From here, you will make our way to the lively Piazza del Comune, the town's main square, built on the site of the Roman forum.
After lunch, you can visit the church of Santa Maria Sopra Minerva (St Mary Above Minerva), also located in the main square.
It was built in the 1st Century BC, and when a female statue was discovered there, it was thought to be a temple of the pagan goddess Minerva.
However, a later discovery of a votive plaque to Hercules makes it more likely that the temple is dedicated to him. In 1539 the inner sanctum of the temple was transformed into the church of Santa Maria Sopra Minerva, with further alterations added in the Baroque style during the 17th century.
We then visit the Basilica of St. Clare (Santa Chiara) where her preserved body is on display in a crypt, with a layer of wax covering her face.
Nearby are garments worn by both Saint Francis and Saint Clare, and some locks of Saint Clare’s hair that Saint Francis cut off when she joined his ministry. This basilica is Gothic in style and was built between 1257 and 1260.
Just outside of Assisi, we will visit the San Damiano convent and church.
This simple yet sacred place is where Saint Francis received his calling in 1205 and where Saint Clare died in 1253.
After hearing a voice telling him to “Rebuild My church”, Saint Francis reconstructed the little church with his own hands, having literally followed the message that he was given.
Saint Clare founded the order of ‘Poor Clares’ here in 1212 and lived there most of her life. The wooden choir stalls in the church date from the early 16th century, but those in the little Choir of the Poor Clares are original from the time of Saint Clare (13th century).
This marks the end of your Assisi tour. From here you will enjoy the pleasant drive back to your hotel in Rome.
We thank you for booking our Assisi tour from Rome, and for choosing Stefano Rome Tours for your tours and shore excursions. We look forward to seeing you soon in Italy!
Payment for our Assisi Tour from Rome can be made in Euro funds at the end of your journey directly to your driver, or you may prepay in advance via PayPal or Credit Card online when you Confirm your Tour.
We kindly ask that cancellations be made at least 7 days in advance so we can rebook your service and your reserved driver does not lose work for that day. We thank you for your cooperation and consideration.
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For hotel pick up, your driver will meet you inside your hotel lobby, or area permitted by your hotel.
For Apartments or B&B’s without a lobby, your driver will meet you at your address outside the main entrance.
* If your hotel / accommodation is situated on a street or in an area restricted to vehicle traffic, your driver will park the vehicle as close as lawfully possible, and will meet you on foot at your Address. From there, your driver will accompany you to your parked vehicle. Door to Door service may not be possible on streets or in areas restricted to traffic and stops.
* This Assisi Tour from Rome tour provides an English speaking Driver who is NOT a licensed tour guide.
Italy laws permit only licensed tour guides to accompany guests to sightsee on foot away from the vehicle. To be compliant with Italy laws, your driver cannot lawfully guide you into the sites, and will be obliged to remain with the vehicle while you SELF TOUR away from the vehicle.
Licensed Tour Guide can be booked upon request for an informative private walking tour in Assisi at ADDITIONAL Tour Guide Fee. Tour Guides are paid separately at the end of their tour as they don't work for us. Please inquire within via E-Mail about private guided tours and fees.
Reviews from our Customers
We loved our Driver Cesear, on our trip to Assisi on Saturday 19/10/19, he was the best and we certainly would ask for him again. Also, we will not hesitate to use your company again for other services, as well.
Wonderful tour and our guide was excellent. Would definitely use them again!
We had an airport transfer with day tour to Assisi. Vincente was fabulous in explaining to us about Assisi and brought us back to our lodging in Rome safely. Stefano was also very flexible and agreeable to some last minute changes to the number of people and our address. So thank you so much again Stefano Rome Tours. We hope to be back in Rome and for sure, we will use you again for our tours. Grazie mille! And in bocca al lupo for everything!!!
We want to say thank you to Vincenzo our driver for our travels from Rome to Assisi and back from Assisi to Rome. Vincenzo was professional, courteous, and a great guide. We would hire him again in a heartbeat! We would also recommend Stefano Tours to anyone wanting qualified, skilled drivers in Italy. Thank you, and best regards,
Our driver, Vincenzo, was extremely cordial and highly professional... very courteous and understanding. I would highly recommend Stefano Tours and our driver Vincenzo to anyone wanting a true tour experience. Thank you!
We thoroughly enjoyed Cesar, our Tour Driver Saturday 19/10/19, with his presentations of what we were experiencing in Assisi. Heis a credit to your organization and ee would certainly recommend him to others. We will fill out your request when we get home in America, but for now we should like you to know Mr Stefano Costantini. Best wishes,
Our Visit to Assisi
Cesar, our driver was punctual for pick up at our Hotel in Rome and throughout the visit to Assisi. He advised us as to what we were going to visit and where to go. Even though we did not employ an licensed guide, Cesar information directed us to what we needed. We had a very nice lunch in Assisi, one that Cesar said was going to have the flavor of the Region, which it did. We arrived gback in Rome around 1730-1745, just in time to go to Mass at Sacred Heart of Jesus, just a block away from our Hotel, Royal Santina, Best Western. Stefano Tours will be are first choice for Tours or Transfers on ...
Great tours with Stefano Tours
We visited Rome this October 2016 and had the pleasure of two tours: Tivoli and Villa d"Este and Assisi. Our driver, Sylvester, was extremely knowledgeable, prompt and personable. He arranged two wonderful lunches at fine restaurants in Tivoli and Assisi. We recommend Stefano highly.
Day Trip to Assisi.
and confirmation was timely. The vehicle was clean and comfortable and the driver was courteous and professional, providing great insights as to what we would be visiting on our trip. He recommended a wonderful place for lunch and accommodated us with appropriate time at each site. I would highly recommend Stefano Tours for quality service and comfort.
Day Trip to Assisi
Our day trip from Rome to Assisi with Stefano Tours was Wonderful. A few years ago, we took a day trip to Orvieto with Stefano, so we expected a good day. Turned out to be a GREAT day. Our guide, Vincenze, was at our hotel before 8am. He was the most gracious host --- on the way out of Rome to Assisi, we learned more about Rome itself than we could have got out of a book - Vincenze was so knowledgeable, and willing to answer all our questions. We stopped at 3 churches in Assisi, and Vincenze let us know before we entered each church what to look for, and gave us some history of the church...