This tour indeed will show you two of the most charming hilltowns of central Italy. You will also enjoy 14th Century frescoes and Reanaissance paintings. It will be like to back to the past!
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: Umbria Con Me Day Tours, Assisi, Province of Perugia, UmbriaWe will meet each other and start our walking tour of Assisi exploring its old Roman Ruins. We will see remains of the local Roman Amphitheatre and the beautiful Minerva Temple, which has one of the best preserved facades of Italy.During our tour you will also experience the athmosphere of a medieval Italian hilltown by visiting local handicraft shops (pottery, carvings, embrodery, . . . ) and having a walk through typical little alleys. The focus of our tour there will be the Basilica of Saint Francis with its magnificent frescoes by Giotto (13th - 14th C. ), one of the most important artists of Italy in the Middle Ages.After a lunch break (not included) we will move to Spello which is another really authentic hilltown of Umbria famous for its by flowers decoreted little streets. In Spello you will also enjoy Renaissance art by Pinturicchio a 15th Century painter who has also worked in the Vatican in Rome.Stop At: Basilica di Santa Chiara, Assisi, Province of Perugia, UmbriaThe Basilica of Saint Clare is a church dedicated to and contains the remains of Saint Clare of Assisi, a follower of Saint Francis of Assisi and founder of the Order of Poor Ladies, known today as the Order of Saint Clare.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Chiesa Nuova, Assisi, Province of Perugia, UmbriaErected in 1615 on the remains of a building believed to be the home of St. Francis. The building’s architecture design is from the Renaissance period. The façade, built of brick, is divided by four pillars supporting a Doric entablature, with attic gable, above which rises a hemispherical dome. Duration: 20 minutesStop At: Santa Maria sopra Minerva, Assisi, Province of Perugia, UmbriaThe Temple of Minerva is an ancient Roman building. It currently houses a church, Santa Maria sopra Minerva, built in 1539 and renovated in Baroque style in the 17th century.The temple was built in the 1st century by will of Gnaeus Caesius and Titus Caesius Priscus, who were two of the city's quattuorviri and also financed the construction. Duration: 20 minutesStop At: Basilica Superiore di San Francesco d' Assisi, Assisi, Province of Perugia, UmbriaThis bright and spacious basilica consists of a single four-bay nave with cross-vaulted ceiling bordered with patterns of crosses and leaves, a transept and a polygonal apse. The four ribbed vaults are decorated alternately with golden stars on a blue background and paintings. Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi, Assisi, Province of Perugia, UmbriaThe Basilica of Saint Francis of Assisi is the mother church of the Roman Catholic Order of Friars Minor Conventual in Assisi, a town in the Umbria region in central Italy, where Saint Francis was born and diedDuration: 30 minutesStop At: Centro Storico, Spello, Province of Perugia, UmbriaSpello is another really authentic hilltown of Umbria famous for its by flowers decoreted little streets. In Spello you will also enjoy Renaissance art by Pinturicchio a 15th Century painter who has also worked in the Vatican in Rome.Duration: 2 hours