From the mysticism of the religious Umbrian town to the film set of “Under the Tuscan sun”. Let us take you through the rolling green hills of Tuscany and Umbria to discover the architectonic and artistic jewels of Assisi and Cortona.
- Journey by fully fitted luxury GT Coach
- Expert multilingual escort (English, Spanish)
- Guided tour of Assisi
- Entrance to the church of San Franscesco
- Entrance to the church of Santa Chiara
- Entrance to the church of Santa Maria degli Angeli
- Free tour of Cortona
- Free visit of Passignano sul Trasimeno (short stop for photos!)
- Free pick up on request
We offer pickup at your downtown Florence hotel/location, depending on agency availability.
Evening drop-off point is just outside Santa Maria Novella train station in Florence.
April to October: Monday and Thursday
November to March: Monday
Departure at 8:15am.
Tour ends around 7:30pm.
English and Spanish: tour is always guaranteed (even for 2 people)
Germand and French: confirmed with a minimum number of 6 people booked.
Explanations in a maximum of 2 languages available in the bus and inside the museums.
If the number of participants is less than 8 persons, we reserve the right to offer the tour with a driver who gives the explanations instead of a guide. The rest of the tour will remain unchanged.
Requested appropriate clothing for visiting places of worship. We recommend comfortable shoes.
In case of force majeure (road conditions, strikes, delays, changes to opening hours or other), the tour operator can make changes to the tour at any time or replace it with an alternative service of the same category. In this case the price will not be subject to change and will be presented and communicated in advance before departure.
If, regardless of the reservations, there is a delay for the ticket pickup at museums in the period of greatest influx of tourists or if the cathedral is closed for religious services, the Tour Operator and its staff are not responsible.â?¨
Cancellation of reservations must be received at least one (1) business day in advance in order to avoid sanctions.
If the tour operator cancels the tour for any reason, the customer is entitled to a full refund of the amount paid.
There are no refunds for customers who do not show up on time at the meeting point for the start of the tour, clients who lose contact with the guide, or clients who do not complete the excursion.
Any customer complaint must be communicated within 10 business days after the tour.
PLEASE NOTE: Immediately after submitting an order, you will receive an email with your order summary plus a second email confirming your successful payment. A confirmation email with links to the vouchers will be sent one business day after you place your order (Monday afternoon for orders submitted on Friday and during the weekend). Please make sure that your anti-spam filter does not block automatic emails from [email protected]
A Day in Assisi and Cortona
Take a journey through the rolling green hills of Tuscany and Umbria and discover the architectural and artistic jewels of Assisi and Cortona.
Assisi – birthplace of Saint Francis and UNESCO World Heritage site – crowns the spur of Mount Subasio, overlooking a picturesque valley characterized by gentle rolling hills and vineyards. Let your guide lead you through the narrow, winding streets and alleyways of this beautiful medieval town and learn about its history walking in San Francesco's and Santa Chiara’s footsteps. Experience the awe-inspiring Basilica of San Francesco d’Assisi, where Giotto’s frescoes representing the life of the saint await you. Discover why it is such an important pilgrimage site. Next, you will visit the Basilica of Santa Chiara – dedicated to and containing the remains of Saint Clare of Assisi, a follower of Saint Francis and founder of the Order of Poor Ladies, known today as the Order of Saint Clare.
After the guided tour you will have free time to stroll around the shops or sit outside in cafés and breathe in the atmosphere of peace characterizing this mystical city. Your tour continues with a visit of the interior of the Santa Maria degli Angeli church, birthplace of the Franciscan Order, and one of the most distinctive landmarks of the city, at the foot of the hill.
Crossing the border back into Tuscany your final stop for the day will be Cortona. This beautiful small town was built by the Etruscans on the top of a hill and is famous for its architectural wonders and amazing views over the surrounding landscape. Cortona is also known internationally for being the setting for the movie Under the Tuscan Sun (USA/Italy 2003) directed by Audrey Wells. Enjoy your free time admiring the Duomo, the Church of San Francesco and the Town Hall – or just by doing some shopping in the small craft shops. A real must is to sit in the central square and feel like a film star!
Once a confirmation code has been assigned to the reservation we can refund the cost of unused tickets minus a service fee (reservation fee and online booking fee) up to 1 business day before the visit. No refund is possible for a cancellation less than 24 hours before the visit, and for no-shows.