Day trips from Rome to Assisi and Orvieto


A full day with your private guide to discover Assisi and Orvieto

day trips to Assisi


ASSISI AND ST. FRANCIS

Your English-speaking driver will pick you up at your hotel in Rome and whisk you away from the chaos of the city.

  Assisi represents an ensemble of masterpieces of human creative genius, such as the Basilica of San Francesco, which has made it a fundamental reference for art history in Europe and in the world.

It was the birthplace of St.Francis, who founded the Franciscan religious order in the town in 1208, and St. Clare (Chiara d'Offreducci), the founder of the Poor Sisters, which Order later became the Order of Poor Clares after her death. The 19th-century Saint Gabriel of Our Lady of Sorrows was also born in Assisi.  Less than two years after the death of St. Francis, the successor in command of the Order, Brother Elias, received the gift of a piece of land on which would be built the Basilica of St. Francis and it still contains the remains of the Saint.

Your guide will accompany you to learn about this Saint who dedicated her life to people in need.




DISCOVER THE ANCIENT TOWN OF ORVIETO

Situated on a flat summit of a large butte of volcanic tufa, the site of this city is amongst the most dramatic in Europe.  It rises above the almost-vertical faces of cliffs made of tufa that are completed by defensive walls built of the same stone.

The heart of Orvieto is Piazza del Duomo, which incorporates most of the important public buildings and the façade of the Duomo, truly a masterpiece of Gothic architecture. The façade features polychrome marble inlays and dazzling mosaics. The interior of the Cathedral contains, among other important works of art, Luca Signorelli’s fresco cycles depicting the Antichrist, Armageddon, the Resurrection of the Flesh, the Chosen and the Reprobates, along with a spectacular Last Judgment in the San Brizio Chapel. Another great artist, Beato Angelico, completed the angels in the vaults of the ceiling.  Started in 1290, the Duomo took several centuries to be completed.

At the corner of Via del Duomo, there still survives the mechanical clock tower that chimed the moments of work and rest for the workmen in the building site over the centuries.

Drop off to the hotel at the end of the day.

Basilica St Francis in Assisi



Pottery in Orvieto town



Duomo in Orvieto village