The Assisi and Gubbio full day tour start and ends in Rome
Journey to the small town of Assisi & Gubbio located in the province of Perugia. Discover the birthplace of St Francis who founded the Franciscan religious order in 1208. Crowned by a ruined castle, Assisi spills downhill to its famous Basilica of St Francis. The town is beautifully preserved and rich in history. Francis message of love, simplicity, and sensitivity to the enviroment has a broad and timeless appeal wich makes this a perfect setting for a day trip in the Umbria region.
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Assisi is famous for St. Francis, a simple friar, who around the year 1200 countered the decadence of Church Government and society in general with a powerful message of non-materialism. Like Jesus, Francis taught by example, living without worldly goods and aiming to love all creation. A huge monastic order grew out of his teachings, which were gradually embraced by the Church. Christianity’s most popular saint and purest example of simplicity is now glorified in beautiful churches, along with his female counterpart, St. Clare. In 1939, Italy made Francis and Clare its patron saints.
Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi
Basilica di San Francesco d’Assisi is the mother church of the Franciscan Order and is a World Heritage Site. The basilica is considered one of the artistic and religious highlights of Europe. The Franciscan monastery (Sacro Convento) and the lower and upper church (Basilica inferiore e superiore) of St Francis were begun immediately after his canonization in 1228. Simone di Pucciarello donated the land for the church, a hill at the west side of Assisi, known as “Hill of the Damned” . Today, this hill is aptly called “Hill of Paradise”. The basilica is frescoed from top to bottom by leading artists of the day: Cimabue, Giotto, Simone Martini and Pietro Lorensetti. From a distance, you see the huge arcades supporting the basilica. These were the 15th century quarters for the monks.
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SPECIAL OFFERS 380,00 euro DURATION 10 hours
SMALL GROUP Rome, Assisi, Gubbio FULL DAY TOURS
- Pick up and Drop off at Your centrally located hotel
- Small group of maximum 8 people
- A/C Mercedes vehicle or similar and English speaking driver-guide
- Scenic photo stops along the panoramic places,
- Scenic drive in Country Road and plenty of photo stops
- Tour of countries with our expert local guide (not included)