Assisi - Orvieto (T13)
Monday, Thursday, Saturday - From April 1st to October 31st 2017
Monday and Friday - From Nov 1st. 2017 to Mar 31st 2018
(minimum 6 persons) Full day
Journey beyond the modern highways and large cities and discover the real Italy, where
small ancient visits are just waiting to be discovered. A tour that unveils the religious
architecture of Umbria and the wines and local products of Tuscany.
Leaving Rome in a northerly direction, driving along the Tiber Valley, we reach
ORVIETO, a small town of Etruscan origins where we 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 Montalcino .
Lunch too will be of traditional local dishes. In the early afternoon, having driven
along the shores of Lake Trasimeno, we reach ASSISI, built at the foot of Mount
Subasio. Here, during a guided stroll through the lanes of this historic town, you will
see the Church of St. Claire, St Francis’ birthplace, his childhood home, Townhall
Square with its People’s Palace, Roman Temple dedicated to Minerva and of course
the Townhall itself.
Visit St Francis’ Basilica, close to the ancient city walls, with its magnificent
frescoes painted between the 12th and 14th centuries. Leaving Assisi, we stop at the
town of Santa Maria degli Angeli named after its church inside which, in the Chapel
of Porziuncola, St. Francis died in 1226. Reaching Rome around 7:30/8:00 pm, you
will be left in the vicinity of your hotel.
From Hotel 6:30/7:15 am
From Agency 7:30 am
COST: € 67,00 + € 39,00 =€ 106,00
*N.B. IT IS NOT PERMITTED TO ENTER CHURCHES IN SHORTS, MINISKIRTS OR
FOR THE VISIT TO ASSISI THE GUIDE WILL GIVE YOU HERPHONES