Full-day tour to Assisi and St Francis Basilica from Rome
Excursions & day trips

Full-day tour to Assisi and St Francis Basilica from Rome

Free cancellation
Language: English , French , Spanish , German , Portuguese
Availability: On selected dates
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: up to 10 hours
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Discover the countryside of Latium and Umbria
  • Visit the UNESCO pilgrimage town of Assisi, birthplace of St Francis
  • Taste a traditional Italian lunch
What to expect

Travel out into the Italian countryside to tour the beautiful medieval town of Assisi, watched over by St Francis Basilica: a famous pilgrimage town part of the Unesco World Heritage Sites. Assisi, a medieval city built on a hill, is the birthplace of Saint Francis, closely associated with the work of the Franciscan Order.

Its medieval art masterpieces, such as the Basilica of San Francesco and paintings by Cimabue, Pietro Lorenzetti, Simone Martini and Giotto, have made Assisi a fundamental reference point for the development of Italian and European art and architecture.

Saint Francis was born in Assisi around 1180. Son of a rich merchant, he grew as a young noble but dissatisfied with his life, he turned to prayer and service to the poor, so that he publicly renounced his father's wealth. The church of St. Francis of Assisi stands today in the place where the Saint had asked to be buried. The building of the basilica began in 1228 and was completed after just two years. The building consists of two churches, one above the other with each in a completely different style: the upper level is Gothic and the lower is Austere. Inside you'll admire frescoes by Giotto and see the shrines of St Francis, discovered in 1818, through excavations of the space beneath the altar.

The Basilica of St. Clare of Assisi, constructed in pink stone native to the region, houses many precious frescoes and it is dedicated to Santa Chiara, daughter of a noble family. Within the Basilica, there is a chapel on the right that is dedicated to her and an amazing Crucifix in the center of the church which, according to tradition, invited St. Francesco to the church of St. Damiano in order to "reset up the Church".

St. Mary of the Angels in Assisi is a small village close to Assisi that takes its name from the sixteenth century Basilica which dominates the flat base of Assisi. After the year 1,000, this area took the name of Porziuncola. This place is considered the home of the Franciscan order.

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • Guides and all other staff are required to wear masks
  • Temperature screening is compulsory for all visitors
  • Visitors over 18 must show their ID and proof of one of the following: a full vaccination or first vaccination (this requirement varies depending on the country) received at least 15 days prior, recovery from a COVID-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative result from a PCR or antigen test taken no more than 48 hours before the experience starts. This may also apply to those aged 12 and above
  • What's included
    • Roundtrip transportation
    • Entrance fees
    • Lunch
    What's not included
    • Beverages
    Reduced price
    • Child (age 3-7)
    • Infants (ae 0-2): free of charge
    Where

    Via Vittorio Emanuele Orlando, 95, 00185 Roma RM, Italy

    Meeting point:

    Gray Line Rome/I Love Rome Office in front of the Grand Hotel – Metro A Line – Repubblica Stop.

    What to remember
    • Please consider a convenient dress-code as you will be visiting churches and places of worship (no tank tops, no shorts or mini-skirts).
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    When
    • Please refer to the calendar for updated starting times and availability.
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    Provider
    rome@grayline.com
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the experience begins.

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