Assisi and St. Francis Private Tour with Driver from your Accommodation in Rome

Rome, Italy

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icon9 hours  (Approx.)
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Overview

St. Francis of Assisi is perhaps the most well-loved saint in the country of Italy and perhaps in the world. His birthplace, Assisi, is one of the most beautiful cities to visit on your trip to Italy.
This Private Tour from Rome offers a unique journey in the footsteps of Saint Francis and Saint Claire, taking you to the most significant basilicas, sacred monastery, and lively squares in Assisi for a joyful experience in the beautiful region of Umbria.

This is as Tour By Car with only an English Speaking Driver (it does NOT include Tour Guides or Walking Tours).

Your driver is NOT a licensed tour guide.

Italian laws permits only licensed tour guides to accompany guests on foot to sightsee away from the vehicle. To comply with these strict laws, drivers are obliged to remain with the vehicle while guests sightsee on their own away from the vehicle. Driver will wait for you with the vehicle while you SELF TOUR.

Deluxe Mercedes Benz Vehicle
Private transportation
Air-conditioned vehicle
English Speaking Professional Driver
Bottled water
Parking Fees
Fuel surcharge
Gratuities
Lunch
Admission fees and Entry Tickets
Tour Guide / Walking Tour

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Your English speaking driver will pick you up at your Hotel, B&B, Hostel, Apartment, Accommodation
in Rome at 8:00 am.

Departure Time

Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods.
1 to 3 passengers
7/19/2019 - 5/3/2021
Monday - Sunday:08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
4 to 6 passengers
7/19/2019 - 5/3/2021
Monday - Sunday:08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
7 to 8 passengers
7/19/2019 - 5/3/2021
Monday - Sunday:08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli - Porziuncola
Just before arriving in Assisi, you will first visit Basilica Santa Maria Degli Angeli (located in the town by the same name, Santa Maria Degli Angeli), which is respected as the place of St. Francis' death. Inside the grand Baroque basilica are two small structures: the Capella del Transito and the Porziuncola. The Cappella del Transito is the small room in which St. Francis died on October 3, 1226. Above the small altar in a glass case is the rope belt of Saint Francis.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi
The Basilica of St. Francis consists of an upper level and a lower level, known as the Upper Basilica and the Lower Basilica. Both are decorated with many beautiful frescoes by late medieval painters including Cimabue, Giotto di Bondone, Simone Martini, and Pietro Lorenzetti. The basilica was begun immediately after St. Francis’ canonization in 1228.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Piazza del Comune
Piazza del Comune, the town's main square, built on the site of the Roman forum, is the ideal place to enjoy a bite but also visit the church of St Mary Above Minerva. It was built in the 1st Century BC, and when a female statue was discovered there, it was thought to be a temple of the pagan goddess Minerva. However, at a later date the discovery of a votive plaque to Hercules makes it more likely that the temple is dedicated to him. In 1539 the inner sanctum of the temple was transformed into the church of Santa Maria Sopra Minerva, with further alterations added in the Baroque style during the 17th century.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Basilica di Santa Chiara
In the Basilica of St. Clare you can see her preserved body on display in a crypt, with a layer of wax covering her face. Nearby are garments worn by both Saint Francis and Saint Clare, and some locks of Saint Clare’s hair that Saint Francis cut off when she joined his ministry. This basilica is Gothic in style and was built between 1257 and 1260.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
San Damiano
Just outside of Assisi, we will visit the San Damiano convent and church. This simple yet sacred place is where Saint Francis received his calling in 1205 and where Saint Clare died in 1253. After hearing a voice telling him to “Rebuild My Church”, Saint Francis reconstructed the little church with his own hands, having literally followed the message that he was given. Saint Clare founded the order of ‘Poor Clares’ here in 1212 and lived there most of her life.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Cancellation policy

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