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Assisi – In the Footsteps of the Saints


Introduction

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Assisi... In the Footsteps of of the Saints

Assisi is famously associated with Saint Francis and Saint Clare (the founders of the Franciscan order and the Order of the Poor Clares), who lived in this captivating medieval town that rests peacefully on the serene slopes of Mount Subasio, overlooking the breathtaking vistas of the Umbrian countryside.

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You will be awe-inspired by the perfectly preserved town primarily built with pale pink and grey stones quarried nearby, its imposing basilicas that house the tombs of the saints, and the ruins of the imperial fortress that crowns Assisi.

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Rome Chauffeur will take you on a splendid journey to Assisi to walk in the footsteps of the saints.

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Your English speaking chauffeur will pick you up at your accommodation in Rome at 8:00 AM. The tour concluded with your arrival back in Rome at approximately 5:00 PM.

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Tour Itinerary

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Tour Description

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On this Assisi Day Tour with Rome Chauffeur, you will have the opportunity to visit the following significant places that makes Assisi one of the top visited towns in Italy:

 

Basilica of Santa Maria degli Angeli . Assisi Day Tour with www.Rome-Chauffeur.com

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Santa Maria degli Angeli

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At the foot of the hill upon which Assisi rests, is the town of Santa Maria degli Angeli with the basilica by the same name (Saint Mary of the Angels) that houses the famous Porziuncula.

Translating to “small portion of land, the Porziuncola is a tiny ancient stone chapel that was given to Saint Francis in 1211 and it has been the most sacred place for the Franciscans as this is also the place where Saint Francis died on October 3, 1226.

 

Basilica of Saint Francis. Assisi Day Tour with www.Rome-Chauffeur.com

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Basilica of Saint Francis / San Francesco Basilica

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The massive Basilica of Saint Francis is composed of 2 levels: the Upper Basilica and the Lower Basilica.

Construction began immediately after St Francis was canonized in 1228, and it features the well recognized frescoes by the famous medieval artist Giotto and Cimabue.

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Beneath the Lower Basilica, you can visit the tomb of Saint Francis.

 

Piazza del Commune. Assisi Day Tour with www.Rome-Chauffeur.com

 

Piazza del Commune

Previously an ancient Roman forum, this popular square situated in the center of Assisi is the town’s nucleus, and it’s surrounded by excellent restaurants, cafes, shops that sell local products, boutique markets, and more.

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LUNCH:
You will have the opportunity to enjoy delicious local cuisines in Assisi at a restaurant or eatery of your choice. The food is excellent in Assisi as the Umbrians take great pride in their culinary traditions.

Santa Maria Sopra Minerva. Assisi in A Day Tour with www.Rome-Chauffeur.com

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Santa Maria Sopra Minerva Church / Temple of Minerva

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Right on Piazza del Commune you will see the visible remains of the ancient Roman pagan Temple of goddess Minerva.

In the 1500’s the structure was transformed into the church of Santa Maria Sopra Minerva. In the 17th century the church was further renovated in the richly ornate Baroque style that resembles a “jewel box”.

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Santa Chiara Basilica / Basilica of Saint Claire, Assisi

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Basilica of Santa Chiara (Saint Clare)

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This 13th century basilica dedicated to Saint Claire features enormous lateral buttresses on the outside, and simple Gothic interior.

Below, you can visit the tomb of Saint Claire. Inside the Chapel of the Crucifix, hangs the cherished “San Damiano Cross”, large wooden crucifix that is believed to have come alive and spoken to Saint Francis.

Outside, the outer side of the square in front of the basilica will reward you with a stunningly beautiful panorama.

 

Monastery of San Damiano. Part of Assisi Day Tour with Rome Chauffeur.

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Convent of San Damiano

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The distant history of this famous church and convent on the outskirts of Assisi, started with Saint Francis prior to his conversion.

Tradition has that while praying in what used to be a run down Benedictine priory, young Francis a divine encounter when the large painted crucifix spoke asking him to “Rebuild my church”. In response, Francis set out to literally repair churches stone by stone.

This convent became a place of retreat for Francis and his followers (as well as the place where he composed the first draft of his famous Canticle of the Creatures), and later a convent for the Order of the Poor Clares founded by Saint Claire.

In August 1253, Saint Clair died here, and her body was transferred to the Basilica of Santa Chiara that was built in her honor.

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At the end of your tour in Assisi, your Chauffeur will take you on a relaxing drive through Umbria and the Roman countryside as you return to your hotel accommodation in Rome.

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We at Rome Chauffeur thank you for booking our tours, and we look forward to meet you in Italy and to help you create unforgettable memories!

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Important Information

What is included in the price of Assisi Day Tour?

Price of this tour includes: English speaking Chauffeur, private vehicle, Italy VAT Tax, toll fees, and all road expenses required to provide the service.

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What is NOT included in the price of Assisi Day Tour?

Price of tour does not include: lunch, gratuities, or private licensed tour guide if hired separately in Assisi. Please inquire if you wish to book a local private tour guide in Assisi.

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Payment for tour can be made directly to your chauffeur at the conclusion of your tour in Euro currency.

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Your Tour Chauffeur

Our chauffeured tours provide an English speaking Chauffeur who is not a licensed Tour Guide. In Italy only locally licensed tour guides are lawfully permitted to guide and accompany guests to sightsee. In order to be in compliance with the law, Chauffeurs are obliged to remain with the vehicle while you sightsee.

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If you wish to reserve a private tour guide for a walking tour in Assisi, please inquire within for price quote and reservation.

Comfortable clothes and walking shoes are recommended on this tour.

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Cancellation Policy

We kindly ask that all tours be cancelled in writing via email at least 7 days in advance. Cancellations made by phone or a 3rd party are not accepted.

 

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