Full-day Private Tour from Rome to Assisi and Deruta, Italy
A private trip to the beautiful Umbria area! Enjoy its hills and slopes covered in olive orchards, pines, and grapevines, as well as its ever-intriguing cities like Assisi.
Piazza del Comune
Santa Maria Church
Basilica of Santa Chiara
Basilica of Saint Francis
Pick-up and drop-off at your accommodation in Rome
Private licensed English-speaking driver (guide)
Fully equipped Mercedes vehicle
Bottled water and free Wi-Fi on board
Please note: departures are daily. The indicated price is per group of 1-8 people.
Assisi is one of the most peaceful places on Earth. It is also the birthplace of the famous Saint Francis. This charming hillside village comprises several meandering, stone-paved lanes and meticulously preserved buildings. The most energetic among you may enjoy the challenging ascent to the stronghold. The sights from here are well worth the effort! You'll enjoy walking through the town's narrow streets and going into the shops where you can buy local crafts and religious items.
We'll see the ruins of the Temple of Minerva in the main square, Piazza del Comune. Santa Maria Sopra Minerva is a Roman-style Christian church built in the first century AD. The Basilica of Saint Francis is one of Assisi's most beautiful places to visit. It is made up of two buildings from the 13th century that are stacked on top of each other. Other churches we will see in Assisi are the Basilica of Santa Chiara, where St. Clare is buried, and Santa Maria degli Angeli, at the foot of Assisi, just outside town.
Santa Maria degli Angeli is one of Christendom's largest churches. It is 126 meters long and 65 meters wide, with a dome height of 75 meters. The entrance was constructed between 1924 and 1930 for the neo-renaissance façade. The Benedictines of Subasio once owned this ancient chapel, Portiuncula, which was celebrated for an apparition of angels within. It was built on a plot of land known as the "Portiuncula," also the chapel's name. St. Francis repaired the church and placed some rough stones within the portico. On October 3, 1226, St. Francis died inside his beloved Portiuncula.
Later in the day, your driver will return you to your hotel. During your trip, you will be able to see the verdant Umbrian scenery as well as the various hill towns that Umbria is famed for. In the evening, return to Rome.