Assisi & Orvieto
Forever entwined with the name of St Francis, Assisi is a place of pilgrimage for animal-lovers and Christians the world over. St Francis was born here in 1182, and his body lies in the crypt of his basilica. The church’s upper floors are lined with medieval frescoes attributed to Giotto.
Perhaps one of the best things to do is to take a wander through Assisi’s medieval heart to see the Roman ruins and hilltop fortress.
The highlight of any visit to hilltop Orvieto is its amazing Gothic cathedral. Oversized for such a small town, its facade glimmers with golden mosaics and statues. Inside, a famous fresco cycle by Luca Signorelli lines the walls.
While you’re here, take the opportunity to sample Orvieto’s famous white wines and make the most of those hilltop views.
Once there, you can easily get around on foot.
Tours & Tickets
Explore Italy on a 10-night tour from Rome, with hotel accommodation, transport, city tours and excursions included! With the cities of Rome, Florence, Venice ... Read more
Duration: 11 Days / 10 Nights
Travel from Rome to Orvieto and Assisi on this full-day trip, and discover two charming towns set amid picture-perfect Italian countryside. Start your day in ... Read more
Duration: 12 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
Delve deep into the rolling Tuscan countryside and discover centuries of Italian history on this private day trip to Perugia and Assisi from Florence. Admire ... Read more
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)
Discover the pretty town of Assisi and learn about St Francis of Assisi, one of the most notable saints in the history of the Catholic Church, on ... Read more
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)