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Type of service
Transfer Tours
Duration
2 hours
Suggested departure time
9.00am OR
Meeting/Departure point
at your accommodation in Florence/Rome
Language
English

Via Assisi

Rome to Florence via Assisi


Today you will travel through the green Umbrian countryside while transferring between Rome and Florence and get the chance to visit the beautiful town of Assisi. One of the most peaceful places on earth, Assisi is the birth place of the venerated Saint Francis. This quaint town built on a hill is made up of many, winding, stone-paved streets and carefully restored houses. The more energetic of you might enjoy a steep walk up to the fortress. The views from here are worth the walk! In the main square named “Piazza del Comune”, you can visit the remains of the Temple of Minerva. This interesting place, an example of Roman architecture from the 1st century AD, is now a Christian church, Santa Maria sopra Minerva. One of the most beautiful sights in Assisi is the Basilica of Saint Francis. This is formed of two 13th century, one on top of the other. The stunning frescoes by Giotto and Cimabue are some of the most important in Italy. Saint Francis and his companions are buried in the crypt of the lower church. Other famous churches in Assisi are the Basilica of Santa Chiara, where St. Clare is buried, and the Santa Maria degli Angeli in Porziuncola is found at the foot of Assisi, slightly out of town.

You will love exploring the tiny streets of this town and looking at the many shops showing local handcrafts and religious items. Santa Maria degli Angeli is one of the largest churches in Christendom. It measures 126 meters in length and is 65 meters large; it rises to 75 meters to its dome. Construction was begun on March 25, 1569 and finished in 1679. The Basilica suffered considerable damage in the earthquake of 1832 and was rebuilt by Luigi Poletti. The actual façade is neo-renaissance and the portico was added between 1924 and 1930. The entire structure was built in order to enclose the “Portiuncula” which now stands inside the large basilica. This very ancient chapel Portiuncula was venerated for an apparition of angels within, and was originally the property of the Benedictines of Subasio. It was located on a piece of land called the “Portiuncula” and this name was also given to the chapel. This is the chapel restored by St. Francis and it was here that he finally understood his vocation and founded the Order of Friars Minor in 1209. It was here that he lived, St. Bonaventura tell us “because of his reverence for the angels, and of his great love of the Mother of Christ” to whom the church is dedicated. It was also here that Clare received from the hands of Francis, the religious habit and so beginning the Order of the Poor Clares. Some of the rough stones within the Portiuncula were actually put in place by St. Francis who repaired the church. St. Francis died inside his beloved Portiuncula on October 3, 1226.

During your transfer tour, you will get the chance to see some of the green Umbrian countryside and the many hill towns for which Umbria is famous.

Please note:
The proposed itineraries are only examples of possible tours. For different pick up / drop off locations or customized itineraries we invite our clients to contact one of our tour coordinators to help them design their own tour.
Included
English speaking driver, A/C vehicle, taxes, parking, tolls and gasoline. No hidden costs

Not included
  • Gratuities (not mandatory and entirely at the client's discretion).

Prices per party (NOT PER PERSON) Party of 1-2 people EURO 700
Party of 3-4 people EURO 750
Party of 5-6 people EURO 800
Party of 7-8 people EURO 850
Party of 9+ people ASK US

Availability and schedule Departures: all year round
Pick up/drop off location: at your accommodation in Florence/Rome
Pick up time suggested: 9.00am
Tour duration: 2 hours (approx.)

Cancellation Policy
  • No charge or penalty for tours cancelled at least 7 days in advance
  • 6 to 3 days prior - 50% of cost of service
  • 48 hours or less or NO SHOW - full forfeiture
  • No charge or penalty if your ship will not dock in port due to unforeseen circumstances (weather conditions, itinerary change, etc.)


 
PRICES PER PARTY
Party of 1-2 people
EURO 700
Party of 3-4 people
EURO 750
Party of 5-6 people
EURO 800
Party of 7-8 people
EURO 850
Party of 9+ people
ASK US
NEVER MISS THE SHIP - GUARANTEED TIMELY RETURN TO YOUR SHIP
We have been offering shore excursions for a very long time and we never had a customer that missed the ship. In the extremely unlikely event that you miss your ship due to the late arrival of one of our tours, we will arrange and pay for your accommodations, meals, and transportation to the next port of call.
PS. We know very well that on the ship they try to terrorize you, saying that if you reserve your day with a private tour company and you are late, they will not wait for your return and you will miss the ship. As you can imagine, in cases of bad traffic, accidents, etc. the big buses they use have to wait in line just like all the other vehicles, and if you are on one of our small vehicles it will be much easier to find alternative routes to bypass the traffic problems.

WORRY FREE CANCELLATION/REFUND POLICY
No charge or penalty if you cancel your tour up to 7 days prior the date!
No charge or penalty if your ship will not dock in port due to unforeseen circumstances (weather conditions, itinerary change, etc.) and if your tour has been paid in advance, we will refund you.
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