FROM TUSCANY TO UMBRIA: ASSISI & CORTONA
FULL DAY TOUR IN ASSISI AND CORTONA
We propose you a special full day tour through the rolling hills of Tuscany and Umbria, to discover the unique architectural and artistic treasures of Assisi and Cortona. You'll start your tour from Florence, moving by GT coach.
Assisi, world-famous as the home of Saint Francis, crowns the spur of a hill overlooking a picturesque valley. Let our guide lead you through the narrow, winding streets of this medieval town and learn about its charming history. Inside the Basilica of San Francesco d’Assisi, you'll admire Giotto’s frescos of The life of St. Francis and discover why it is a fundamental pilgrimage site. Next, you will visit the important Basilica of Santa Chiara, dedicated to Saint Clare of Assisi, a follower of Saint Francis.
After the visit, you will have free time to stroll around the shops or sit outside the cafés and breathe in the atmosphere of peace characterizing this mystical town.
The tour will continue with a visit to the Church of Santa Maria degli Angeli, the birthplace of the Franciscan Order. Crossing the border back into Tuscany, you'll reach Cortona, the last stage of this special day. This beautiful small town built by the Etruscans, is famous for its architectural wonders and amazing views over the surrounding landscape. Cortona is also known internationally for the movie Under the Tuscan Sun (USA/Italy): this is your chance to play the part and feel like you’re in a real film-set!
DEPARTURE PLACE: Florence, Piazza Adua (in front of Burger King)
DEPARTURE TIME: 8.15 am
OPERATES: Monday (this is the only day available for departure in autumn and winter, up to March 31, 2016)
TOUR SPAN: 11 hours
LANGUAGE: English and/or Spanish.
PRICE: € 92.00 per person
DISCOUNTS: Children 0-2 years old: free of charge. Children 3-12 years old: 50% off.
NOTE: Participants are requested to be at the meeting point 20 minutes before the departure time of all the tours.
- Transfers by GT coach or minivan with air conditioning and all modern comforts
- Expert multilingual tour escort
- Guided tour of Assisi
- Entrance to the Basilica of San Francesco
- Entrance to the Basilica of Santa Chiara
- Entrance to the Church of Santa Maria degli Angeli
- Free visit to Cortona