• Location: Rome, Italy
  • Duration: 1 day (approx.)
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Visit the medieval Umbrian town of Assisi and learn about its native son, St Francis of Assisi, on this day trip from Rome. You’ll tour the hill town’s most famous Catholic sites: the UNESCO World Heritage–listed Basilica di San Francesco, the Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli and the Basilica di Santa Chiara. A 3-course lunch at a local restaurant is included. This tour is limited to 15 people to provide a small-group experience.

Highlights

  • Day trip from Rome to Assisi, the birthplace of St Francis
  • Explore the huge Basilica di San Francesco and see the tomb where his body is enshrined
  • Savor a delectable 3-course lunch at a local restaurant
  • Visit the 12th-century Basilica di Santa Chiara, dedicated to St Clair, a follower of Francis
  • Walk around the Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli
  • Learn about the history of the town and the life and legacy of St Francis
  • Small-group tour with numbers limited to 15 people to ensure personal attention from the guide

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What You Can Expect

Assisi and Basilica di San Francesco Day Trip from Rome

Enjoy your day trip to Assisi

Your day trip starts with the 2-hour drive from Rome by comfortable coach to Assisi, a UNESCO-listed town in the beautiful hills of Italy’s Umbria region. During the drive, learn about Assisi’s historical significance, most famously as the birthplace of Italy’s patron saint, St Francis of Assisi.  

When you arrive, visit the 13th-century Basilica di San Francesco, a World Heritage site and one of the world’s biggest pilgrimage destinations, where Catholics come to see St Francis’ tomb. Then head to a local restaurant for a 3-course lunch of Italian favorites such as pasta al pomodoro (tomato and basil sauce) and roast chicken with potatoes.

After lunch, continue your Assisi tour at the Basilica of St Clare (Basilica di Santa Chiara), named for St Clare, who was a pupil of St Francis’, followed by the Basilica of St Mary of the Angels (Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli), located at the bottom of the hill where Assisi sits. Learn about the Porziuncola here, which St Francis restored after he received a vision of Jesus Christ.

Your day trip ends with the return drive to Rome.

Customer Reviews

glbrown77381

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Small group of 10 people. Minibus with guide and driver. Usual stop for shopping and bathroom break enroute. Visited places are in the tour description. What made this tour were the guides. Excellent knowledge of the subject matter and history. The meal served in a local restaurant served family style was also very good. The tour is strenuous but we'll worth the expense. With the drive time it takes 10 hours.

Gina D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

This tour was one of the best we have done ....Picked up from hotel, our bus guide Rosella was great, once in Assisi the guide Stefan was brilliant, really out did himself, only 5 in group, lovely people, 2 from Spain and 1 from Mexico, he alternated between English and Spanish, his wealth of knowledge incredible, the city is gorgeous, lovely lunch, time to shop afterwards and then back to Rome and dropped off at our hotel, super day, thank you Viator you have done it again ...... now to Hong Kong !!!
Gina and Vince, Australia

Lawrence B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Had a wonderful experience. Would recommend this trip to everyone. The guides were excellent and gave full details without being intrusive. The weather was great too.

David P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Excellent trip. Marcos and Isabella were both terrific. Assist is a wonderful town--very picturesque.

chromo

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2017

impressive tour like all about it , the company take us from our hotel, and at the end take us to our hotel , know the town of Assisi that still are like the saint Francis time was spectacular , visit the basilicas of Saint Francis and Saint Claire ,and the meal good to taste, a must do in Italy this trip will fulfill your expectations.

Kristine M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2017

This tour was amazing!

Melanie H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Yes! Yes! Yes! Definitely a great area to visit. We had a wonderful day exploring three churches and a fabulous town!

Theresa R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Outstanding trip with great guides and a safe driver. Thoroughly enjoyed full day in Assisi.

SUSAN YEN PHAN R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

The tour guide was helpful and cared for each person well. I am glad that I took this trip.

Arthur B

4 star rating: Recommended June 2017

My wife, daughter and I were grateful to be picked up from our hotel even though the driver was 30 minutes late. We arrived at the departure location with considerable time to spare, however. The bus ride to Assisi was comfortable and scenic. Francesca, our guide, was very attentive and professional and kept the tour group moving efficiently in the very hot weather. Lunch was surprisingly tasty. My daughter has food allergies, and the tour guide and waitress at the restaurant were very accommodating. Although primarily known for St. Francis, Assisi is very quaint and picturesque. Be sure to take advantage of the local shops offering a variety of goods from Umbria. The local tour guide in Assisi was equally impressive and knowledgeable. As far as I'm concerned, it was money well spent.

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