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Why Choose It?
- Journey through the Umbrian countryside soaking in the sights.
- Explore the Basilica of Saint Francis of Assisi - one of Christianity's most famous figures.
- Fully customize your tour to include Todi or Spoleto.
Take a break from Rome’s bright lights and busy streets by spending a peaceful day exploring the neighboring region of Umbria and its famed town of Assisi. Venture with your private driver into the Umbrian countryside where picturesque rural villages crop up across the region’s rolling hills.
Your destination is Assisi: an ancient medieval town best known for its abbey and the man whose life and story inextricably live on in this town if not through his deeds then through his name, Saint Francis of Assisi. Still imbued with the saint’s spiritual energy, Assisi is among one of the most atmospheric towns in Rome. This private tour allows you to drill down and discover it fully.
Visit the Basilica of Saint Francis of Assisi
As one of the world’s most important sites of Christian pilgrimage, the Basilica of Saint Francis of Assisi truly is a must-see. Dating from the 13th century and hewn partly in the Umbrian hillside, the basilica offers one of the country’s most breathtaking examples of late medieval and Gothic architecture.
Hidden away within the cool, incensed nave and chapels of this basilica is an array of timeless treasures and Christian relics. As you explore both the lower and upper basilicas of Saint Francis of Assisi, you’ll encounter ornate frescoes by some of the greatest masters of the 13th and 14th century: Giotto, Cimabue and Simone Martini.
Discover the wonders of Santa Maria Maggiore
Moving from Assisi’s most famous church to its oldest, we’ll then visit the church of Santa Maria Maggiore. Dating to the 11th-12th century, it was built on the site of a former Roman structure – the so-called House of Propertius, a famous ancient Roman poet, before being converted into a Christian place of worship.
The next church we visit is the Basilica of Santa Chiara, dedicated to the first woman to follow the life and teachings of the ‘second Christ’ – Saint Francis. Our venture into Assisi’s unparalleled Christian tradition concludes at the imposing church of Santa Maria degli Angeli, which hosts the moving Porziuncola, the chapel that Saint Francis restored with his own hands and which later became both his home and that of his disciples.
After lunch, explore the Eremo delle Carceri
After lunch at a typical restaurant, in which you’ll linger over a range of Umbrian delicacies paired with a wide choice of regional wines, we’ll venture a short distance into the hills to visit the Eremo delle Carceri. Situated just 2.5 miles from Assisi, this woodland hermitage is steeped in history and tradition as the place where Saint Francis and many others retired to pray and meditate.
Your private Assisi and Umbria tour can be combined with stops in other neighboring towns. Visit the historic towns and cities of Perugia, Todi, or Spoletto to explore their hidden treasures or participate in the age-old tradition of pottery-making in the picturesque hill-town of Deruta – a town renowned worldwide for its ceramics. Get in touch with us today and reserve your spot on one of the very best day trips from Rome.
Itinerary:AssisiBasilica of St. FrancisChurch of Santa Maria degli AngeliEremo delle CarceriTodi or Spoleto (optional)
Included:English-speaking driverLicensed tour guide in Assisi (optional)
Wheelchair accessible:Yes. (Itinerary may differ).
Meeting Point:Hotel Lobby
Our guides are fluent in English and have a contagious passion for the inspiring cultural heritage of our Italian cities. Experts in their fields, they will immerse you in the hidden histories and intriguing lives of history's great protagonists. So much to see, so easy to miss out: with the help of our guides, visit the most absorbing sites and uncover the stories that have changed the world. Don't miss this fascinating journey!
Terrific Trastevere Food Tour with Luca! Luca took my wife and myself on a wonderful food tour through Trastevere. The things we saw and ate and learned were excellent. The best part was Luca's friendly nature.... read moreLuca took my wife and myself on a wonderful food tour through Trastevere. The things we saw and ate and learned were excellent. The best part was Luca's friendly nature. By the end of the evening we felt that we had spent a nice time with a new friend. read less - 10/03/2022
- Darren R
A must do experience This cooking class was a highlight of our trip. We got to meet a young chef, Sara. She had us decide what to cook. Then we walked through... read moreThis cooking class was a highlight of our trip. We got to meet a young chef, Sara. She had us decide what to cook. Then we walked through the market to pick out some of the ingredients, the meats and such. Then we went back to their excellent small group kitchen. We had a wonderful time learning from Sara. She taught us to make ravioli and saltimbocca and tiramisu. It was fun and relaxed and extremely delicious. We thought the whole experience was splendid. 10 out of 10. read less - 9/26/2022
Best Food Tour We Took! My fiance and I capped off our first full day in Rome with this lovely food tour. Luca was friendly, excited, and knowledgeable. We got to try a ton of... read moreMy fiance and I capped off our first full day in Rome with this lovely food tour. Luca was friendly, excited, and knowledgeable. We got to try a ton of different food and even returned to one of the restaurants later in the week. The tour groups are kept small, so our group easily got to know each other throughout the tour. We were especially pleased with how accommodating it was: My fiance is a vegetarian and can be a bit of a picky eater, so he had low expectations going in and this ended up being his favorite activity all week! We actually had a couple of vegetarians in our group and there was always an equally hearty substitute whenever necessary. Super pleased with this experience and with Luca! Best part of our week! read less - 9/21/2022
- Emily W
Worth every penny. What an evening! This was without a doubt the highlight of my trip. A great evening with plenty of incredible local food and drink and a really good way to meet and... read moreThis was without a doubt the highlight of my trip. A great evening with plenty of incredible local food and drink and a really good way to meet and get to know other travellers. The small group size made it much more personal and conversation flowed all evening! Sara (our guide) was absolutely amazing - so friendly and chatty, and so full of knowledge about the local food and Rome/Trastevere's history. She could not have been better.
I'll be coming back to Rome and will definitely be booking this again. Thank you so much, Sara, for making my first trip to Rome that much better! read less - 9/21/2022
Delicious food from fabulous foody Luca Boccia was PHENOMENAL!
His knowledge of Italian cuisine was exceptional, especially welcomed because it included more than just the well known dishes. He was funny and friendly, making our... read moreLuca Boccia was PHENOMENAL!
His knowledge of Italian cuisine was exceptional, especially welcomed because it included more than just the well known dishes. He was funny and friendly, making our time together unforgettable.
Most appreciated was his offer to remain a resource for the duration of our visit with DELICIOUS recommendations off the tourist path.
Well done Luca!!! read less - 9/11/2022
A Must Do Tour of Sistine Chapel Amazing! This was my third time to the Vatican but this time I took my adult/teen children and wife and we used a tour guide. It was a... read moreAmazing! This was my third time to the Vatican but this time I took my adult/teen children and wife and we used a tour guide. It was a small group of 9. Just 2 families. She was great. She does this 4 days a week and all the guards knew her by name. If you want to see the Sistine Chapel, then you have to go early. We were one of the first to enter and with her connections basically did not wait on anything. We also entered a section in the Vatican Museums usually off limits to the public, a section with many animal statues and other mosaics. She gave us so much history and culture. My children said it was AP World History made real. You could tell she truly loved what she did. read less - 8/29/2022
Best tour ever. Martha was our guide. She is the best. They way she explained all , answered our questions give us all the information in every place all was wonderful. It was... read moreMartha was our guide. She is the best. They way she explained all , answered our questions give us all the information in every place all was wonderful. It was a very hot summer day and she always looks for ways to give us the information under the shade before we went into the sun. I highly recommend this company and Martha as well. It was very easy to make the reservation and pay. We took the private tour and was perfect. 3 hours that feel like Half hour . We didn’t do any limes to get into the places. Know that if you go by yourself or in other yours you could be up to 2 hours under the sun to get into the coliseum or forum. I highly recommend the private tour. read less - 8/05/2022
Great Food Stroll with Luca We did the Trastevere Food Stroll with Luca B and he was great! Brought us to great authentic locations and provided his expert advice! We would highly recommend this tour... read moreWe did the Trastevere Food Stroll with Luca B and he was great! Brought us to great authentic locations and provided his expert advice! We would highly recommend this tour and Luca!! read less - 7/30/2022