Small Group Tour: Cascia And Spoleto, A Journey Through Time In Umbria

Rome, Italy

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icon10 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 4 more
Overview

Live the unique experience traveling the Region of Umbria, to visit one of its most beautiful and visited places of worship and join in the spirituality of this mystical place. Umbria is the hometown of worldwide known saints; St. Francis the patron saint of Italy and founder of the Franciscan order, St. Clare founder of the order of St. Clare and equally famous St. Rita of Cascia. born in Roccaporena in 1381, she is one of the most popular saints of the Catholic Church. Her related symbols are roses and figs.

The Basilica was built in 1937 and consecrated in 1947. The Monastery where she lived for forty years was rebuilt in the 18th Century and houses the nuns of the Augustinian community. Free time for lunch (not included) in a typical restaurant; you may also take this time off for personal prayer.The trip continues to Spoleto, a gorgeous Middle Ages uphill town; Etruscan and Roman Age buildings such as a theatre and an amphitheatre are located in the upper village.

Free transfer offered by Welcome Italy in air conditioning Minivan
Pick up and drop-off at hotel (inside the city center)
Tour escort for the whole trip.
Emergency number also operational via whatsapp
Lunch
Gratuities
Tips

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Free Pick up from Hotels, Appartments, Bed&breakfast, accomodations. only in the city center (
inside the Aurelian Walls). The address must to be provided on the reservation. If you do not find your
hotel in the list you must necessarily write it: without it, the service is not guaranteed

Departure Time

7:00 AM
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Piazza della Liberta
First stop of the tour for breakfast and and quick visit to the Roman underground aqueduct
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Basilica di Santa Maria Assunta
Just a quick and short visit at cathedral of cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta in the beautiful city of orte
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Roccaporena, Santuario di S. Rita
1381 Saint Rita of Cascia was born here. The scoglio di Santa Rita ("Rock of St. Rita") is traditionally believed to be the place where she prayed. Roccaporena is also the site of the saint's house, dating to the 14th century, with the adjoining Orto del Miracolo ("Miracle Orchard"), and the 13th-century church of San Montano, where St. Rita married
Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Grotta d'Oro
In front of the Scoglio Sacro, high on Roccaporena, opens into the cliff the Grotta d’Oro, a semicircular cave , the Golden Grotto , recalled the legend of the nymph Porrina, who from that cave opening his mouth to the vati proclaimed: «From these rocky cliffs will light a divine light. A precious stone will come to light, the Margherita, which will shine and be the largest and will surpass the lands and the seas.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Basilica di Santa Rita
Visit the Basilica and Monastery of St. Rita of Cascia , St. Rita was one of the most popular saints of the Catholic Church, with her related symbols being roses and figs. The Basilica was built in 1937 and consecrated in 1947, and the monastery where she lived for forty years was rebuilt in the 18th Century and houses the nuns of the Augustinian community.
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Duomo di Spoleto
The church is essentially an example of Romanesque architecture, with a nave and two side-aisles crossed by a transept, although subsequently modified. A notable external porch and the belfry were added in the fifteenth and sixteenth century respectively.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
La Rocca
Rocca Alborziana a medieval fortress. Located on the top of the Sant'Elia hill overlooking the city of Spoleto. It is the main bastion of the fortification system built by Pope Innocent VI, to strengthen the Church's authority in the territories of central Italy militarily and make it clearer, in view of the now imminent return of the papal seat to Rome after the seventies years of stay in Avignon.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Mura di Spoleto
take your time for tasting local products and relax time enjoying the medieval city remained well preserved until today. admire the intact Roman gates ruins around the city . Porta San Pietro or Porta Monterone, at the end of the street of the same name. Still well preserved, it has a double arch and is adorned with four high-reliefs, coats of arms of the city.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Teatro Romano
A perfectly preserved Roman theater is located within the city walls. The Spoleto theater building
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • 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
  • Provide the Correct address of your accommodation , hotel, B&B
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (central Rome only)
  • Provide the correct phone number with international country code
  • Free transfer offered by Welcome Italy in air conditioning Minivan
  • Emergency number also operational via whatsapp- One day before 24 H. Call to confirm the pick up
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 24 travelers

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