After breakfast, meet your private driver and depart e to Assisi.
Upon arrival, meet with your local guide for a walking tour of Assisi and explore Italy’s famous pilgrimage site. Stroll the maze of medieval streets, and visit the Basilica of Santa Chiara and St. Francis to see one of Italy’s most extensive collections of church art.
Located on a gentle hill beneath the summit of Monte Subasio, the fabled Umbrian town of Assisi is the most famous pilgrimage site in Italy, a consequence of being the birthplace of Saint Francis. Born in the village of warm pink stone in 1182, Francis founded the mendicant Franciscan order to which he gave his name in 1210. Before his birth, Assisi had been settled by ancient Umbrian tribes and later became a Roman town. Thanks to this rich history and a blend of architecture and art, it’s a multi-sided town.
You pay particular attention to the two churches of the Basilica of Saint Chiara, dedicated to the founder of the Order of Poor Ladies, and the papal Basilica of St. Francis, built between 1228 and 1253. Now home to the consecrated remains of the saint, the stunning monument is also said to have the best collection of art in any church in Italy, including frescoes and paintings by Cimabue, Giotto, Lorenzetti, and more.
Licensed guide in Assisi (2h) - tourist sites entrance fees are optional and paid locally.
A dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. No shorts or sleeves tops allowed. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements. On Sundays, big Catholic holidays and National holidays, guided tours inside the Basilica of St. Francis are forbidden. Your guide will explain to you the church from outside, and you will enter alone on silence.
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