Assisi and Basilica di San Francesco Day Trip from Rome

Rome, Italy

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Visit the medieval Umbrian town of Assisi and learn about its native son, St. Francis of Assisi, on this day trip from Rome. Tour the hill town’s most famous Catholic sites: the UNESCO-listed Basilica di San Francesco, the Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli, and the Basilica di Santa Chiara. A 3-course lunch at a local restaurant is included. This tour is limited to 15 people to provide a small-group experience.
  • Day trip from Rome to Assisi, the birthplace of St. Francis
  • Explore the huge Basilica di San Francesco and see the tomb where his body is enshrined
  • Savor a delectable 3-course lunch at a local restaurant
  • Visit the 12th-century Basilica di Santa Chiara, dedicated to St. Clair, a follower of Francis
  • Walk around the Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli
  • Learn about the history of the town and the life and legacy of St Francis
  • Small-group tour with numbers limited to 15 people to ensure personal attention from the guide

Hotel pickup and drop-off (from hotels inside Aurelian Walls)
Professional guide
Headsets to hear the guide clearly
Hotel Drop-off

Departure Point

Viale Luigi Einaudi, 00185 Roma RM, Italy

Traveler pickup is offered

Departure Time

7:30 AM
Your day trip starts with a drive from Rome by comfortable coach to Assisi, a UNESCO-listed town in the beautiful hills of Italy’s Umbria region. During the drive, learn about Assisi’s historical significance, most famously as the birthplace of Italy’s patron saint, St. Francis of Assisi.  

When you arrive, visit the 13th-century Basilica di San Francesco, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the world’s biggest pilgrimage destinations, where Catholics come to see St. Francis’ tomb. Then head to a local restaurant for a 3-course lunch of Italian favorites such as pasta al pomodoro (tomato and basil sauce) and roast chicken with potatoes.

After lunch, continue your Assisi tour at the Basilica of St. Clair (Basilica di Santa Chiara), named for St. Clair, who was a pupil of St. Francis’, followed by the Basilica of St. Mary of the Angels (Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli), located at the bottom of the hill where Assisi sits. Learn about the Porziuncola here, which St. Francis restored after he received a vision of Jesus Christ.

Your day trip ends with the return drive to Rome.
Stop At:  
Basilica di Santa Chiara
The building is characterized by the execution of the whole body with pink and white bands of Subasio stone and majestic climbing arches supporting the two sides of the church. The interior is structured like the upper Church of St. Francis with a single nave ending in a transept with a polygonal apse. Here too a gallery goes around the perimeter, however, contrary to St. Francis, at the height of the capitals of the pillars.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli - Porziuncola
The Basilica of St. Mary of the Angels is a church, of Roman Catholic rite, located in Assisi, in the hamlet of the same name. It was built on a project by Galeazzo Alessi and with interventions by Jacopo Barozzi da Vignola starting from the second half of the sixteenth century.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • A dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. No shorts or sleeveless 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
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking

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