Tour to Assisi from Rome - The real Italy, far away from the modern highways and large cities, where small ancient villages are waiting to be discovered in the heart of the umbrian countryside. Assisi is an oasis of art and architecture and home of San Francesco one of italy's most loved Saints.Your driver is not a licensed tour guide. Due to strict Italian laws and regulations in place to protect officially licensed guides, drivers can comment and explain attractions only from inside the vehicle. Drivers cannot elaborate on the attractions when they are outside of the vehicle.
The tour to Assisi from Rome will leave Rome in a northerling direction. You will cross the valle of the Tevere, before taking the Via Flaminia near the medieval village of Orte with its Etruscan origins. You will pass typical Medieval villages such as Spoleto, the ancient capital of the "Ducato Longobardo", Trevi, Foligno, Spello, before arriving in Assisi at around 10:30/11:00 am. With the tour to Assisi from Rome you will have the opportunity to visit the basilica of Santa Maria degli Angeli where there is the Porziuncola Chapel, the site where San Francesco died in 1226.The visit in Assisi can continue and will take you then in a walk through the narrow streets of the village to see the Church of Santa Chiara, the site where San Francesco was born and then to see the house where he spent the first years of his life.Then proceed to let you see the Piazza del comune (Town Hall Square) with the Palazzo del Popolo (People's Palace) and the Roman Temple dedicated to Minerva. Then, near the ancient city walls you will see the Basilica of San Francesco which frescoes from the 12th and 13th centuries. You will then have free time at disposal and have a nice lunch in a typical restaurant in the downtown.Around 2 pm you will meet your personal driver to take your return trip to Rome.If you have some spare time during your trip to Rome and wish to experience the real Italy look no further than this best Assisi day trip from Rome