Assisi and Orvieto Day Tour from Rome

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from €149.00 EUR
Duration: 10 Hours
 Organized by: Green Line Tours
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Discover the picturesque towns of Assisi and Orvieto on this incredible day trip from Rome. Immerse yourself in the rich history, stunning architecture, and vibrant culture of these Umbrian gems. This detailed guide covers everything you need to know about the Assisi and Orvieto day trip, from the breathtaking Gothic cathedral of Orvieto to the serene Basilica of St. Francis in Assisi.

Overview of Assisi and Orvieto Day Tour

Embark on a full-day adventure from Rome, delving into the alluring charm of Assisi and Orvieto. This comprehensive 10-hour tour offers an opportunity to explore the architectural and cultural wonders of these stunning Umbrian towns, while also treating your taste buds to the finest wines and local products from the region.

Orvieto: A Town Steeped in Etruscan History

Your journey begins as you depart from Rome and head north along the Tiber Valley. Your first stop is the enchanting town of Orvieto, known for its Etruscan origins and captivating history.

Orvieto Cathedral: A Gothic Masterpiece

Admire the magnificent 14th-century Orvieto Cathedral, a true masterpiece of Gothic architecture. Marvel at its ornate façade, adorned with intricate mosaics, sculptures, and stunning stained glass windows that captivate visitors from around the world.

Orvieto Cathedral is an architectural masterpiece nestled in the picturesque town of Orvieto, Italy. This stunning cathedral, also known as Duomo di Orvieto, boasts a rich history and awe-inspiring artwork that attracts visitors from around the world. In this article, we’ll dive into the history, architectural marvels, and must-see sights that make Orvieto Cathedral a must-visit destination.

Orvieto Cathedral - Assisi and Orvieto Day Tour from Rome

Orvieto Cathedral – Assisi and Orvieto Day Tour from Rome

The construction of Orvieto Cathedral began in 1290 under the guidance of Pope Nicholas IV. The cathedral was designed to house the Corporal of Bolsena, a holy relic stained with blood from a Eucharistic miracle. Over the centuries, numerous architects and artists contributed to the cathedral’s development, resulting in a beautiful blend of Gothic and Romanesque styles.

Significance

Apart from its stunning architecture, Orvieto Cathedral played a significant role in Italy’s religious history. It served as a symbol of the Roman Catholic Church’s presence and power in the region during turbulent times. Today, the cathedral is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, preserving its historical and artistic significance for future generations.

Tuscan Landscapes and the Flavors of Italy

Continue your journey through the idyllic Tuscan Hills, a land of sprawling olive groves, lush vineyards, and world-renowned D.O.C. wines such as Orvieto, Chianti, and Brunello di Montalcino.

Wine Tasting and Local Delicacies

Indulge in a delightful tasting session featuring the region’s finest wines, accompanied by a selection of exquisite Umbrian and Tuscan products. Savor the flavors of Italy as you sample these culinary treasures.

Enjoy a scrumptious traditional Italian lunch at a local establishment, where you’ll be treated to an array of delectable dishes that showcase the rich flavors of Umbrian and Tuscan cuisine.

Assisi: Birthplace of St. Francis

In the early afternoon, the tour proceeds to Assisi, a tranquil town nestled at the foot of Mount Subasio. Assisi is renowned for being the birthplace of St. Francis, one of the most venerated religious figures in history. Begin your exploration of Assisi with a visit to the Church of St. Clare. This beautiful 13th-century church is dedicated to St. Clare, a follower of St. Francis and the founder of the Order of Poor Clares.

Chiesa Nuova of Assisi, probably it was built on the site of the birthplace of St. Francis.

Chiesa Nuova of Assisi, probably it was built on the site of the birthplace of St. Francis.

St. Francis’ Birthplace and Childhood Home

Step back in time as you visit the birthplace and childhood home of St. Francis. This humble dwelling provides a unique insight into the early life of the saint, who would later go on to inspire generations with his teachings on simplicity and compassion.

Townhall Square and Roman Temple of Minerva

As you meander through the winding streets of Assisi, arrive at the bustling Townhall Square. Here, you’ll find the stately People’s Palace and the ancient Roman Temple of Minerva, dedicated to the goddess of wisdom and the arts.

Basilica of St. Francis

The highlight of your Assisi visit is undoubtedly the Basilica of St. Francis. This awe-inspiring church, nestled against the ancient city walls, boasts a stunning array of frescoes painted between the 12th and 14th centuries. The basilica is a testament to the enduring legacy of St. Francis and his message of peace and love.

Important Notes

  • The tour requires a minimum of 6 participants to operate
  • Infants up to 3 years old can join the tour free of charge
  • The tour concludes in Rome around 19:30 to 20:00, with drop-off in the vicinity of your hotel
  • A dress code is required for entering places of worship and select museums. Please follow these guidelines:
    • No shorts or sleeveless tops
    • Knees and shoulders must be covered for both men and women

    Failure to comply with the dress code may result in denied entry.

Embark on this unforgettable journey through the enchanting towns of Assisi and Orvieto, and experience the history, culture, and flavors of Italy on this comprehensive day trip from Rome.

Highlights
  • You will have the chance to see the famous gothic cathedral in Orvieto, visit St Francis’ Basilica, and Santa Maria degli Angeli,
  • Witness the amazing landscapes and hills of Tuscany and taste the delicious Umbrian and Tuscan wines,
  • Walk in the great atmosphere of Assisi with your guide.
Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 1 day before tour starts.

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