Join this day trip from Rome where we will pick you up at your hotel (if in the city centre) to get you discovering the beauties of the Umbrian land with a comfortable bus. The local guide will explain you everything about Orvieto and Assisi, the city of Saint Francis, patron saint of Italy.
Group tour from Rome
The day trip begins directly at your hotel in Rome to reach Umbria. If your hotel is located in the center of Rome we will come to pick you up at the scheduled time and you will join the rest of the group to leave in a comfortable bus equipped with all comforts. So, the your day trip will begin, to discover Umbria, a charming region that have remained almost unchanged in centuries, also known as the "green heart of Italy" for its central position and the presence of beautiful natural settings.
Orvieto and lunch
The first stop will be Orvieto, where you will meet a professional local guide who will be with you all day long. Together you will discover the history and attractions of this extraordinary medieval village perched on a typical Umbrian hill. Orvieto is very famous for its impressive cathedral, the cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta, a splendid example of Gothic structure, among the most beautiful in Italy. Orvieto also preserves the oldest Etruscan settlement. Plus, there are other attractions deserving a visit, such as the underground city and the famous St. Patrick's Well, a masterpiece of medieval engineering. At the end of the guided tour there will be a break for lunch, included in the tour: you will have lunch and a tasting of local products. You will then leave for Assisi, passing by the beautiful Lake Trasimeno.
In the afternoon, after lunch, it will be time for the second part of the day trip: Assisi, the medieval city that gave birth to the patron saint of Italy, St. Francis. Admire the picturesque city and learn all about its history thanks to the professional guide by your side. Visit the St. Francis Basilica boasting the famous paintings by Giotto and Cimabue. Furthermore, the Basilica of Santa Chiara represents another major attraction of Assisi: it houses the crucifix of San Damiano that spoke to Francesco. The last stop of the tour is the little church called Porziuncola, inside the Santa Maria degli Angeli Church, which takes its name from the area called "Portiuncula", standing for the small portion of land on which it stood. It was the third church to be restored directly by St. Francis after the "mandate" received from the Crucifix of San Damiano to found the Order of Friars Minor.
Departure for Rome at the end of the tour.
More eXPeriences from Rome
If you wish to spend a special day outside Rome, check the Full-day Tour to Cortona and Montepulciano with wine tasting from Rome or the Full day tour to Amalfi and Positano from Rome by high speed train.