Delve deep into the rolling Tuscan countryside and discover centuries of Italian history on this private day trip to Perugia and Assisi from Florence. Admire Lake Trasimeno from the fortress walls of medieval Passignano sul Trasimeno ... More info ›
Delve deep into the rolling Tuscan countryside and discover centuries of Italian history on this private day trip to Perugia and Assisi from Florence. Admire Lake Trasimeno from the fortress walls of medieval Passignano sul Trasimeno. Explore the 8th-century Etruscan origins of Perugia, where High Renaissance painter Raphael worked. Walk in the footsteps of Italy’s patron saint — St Francis of Assisi — in the lowlands beneath Mt Subasio. In Assisi, marvel at top city highlights such as the UNESCO World Heritage–listed Basilica of St Francis.
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Stop At: Rocca di Passignano, Passignano Sul Trasimeno, Province of Perugia, Umbria
Be captured by the emotions of the natural scenery of the lake immersed in the green of cane thickets and surrounded by hills covered with olive trees, by a harmony emanated from old fabrics of the city of rare beauty, by the serenity generated by the powerful beauty of the spiritual places. Crossing the Tuscan countryside, the first town we meet is Passignano sul Trasimeno, a small medieval hamlet with city walls and a beautiful fortress, a famous tourist resort and a magical location to viewpoint onto the enchanting lake and islands.
Duration: 20 minutes
Stop At: Palazzo dei Priori, Perugia, Province of Perugia, Umbria
After this visit, you proceed through evocative landscapes until you reach the hill on which the ancient city of Perugia rises. Evidence of its Etruscan origin is preserved in the travertine walls and in the well located in the village centre. Perugia is one of the popular Italian cities of art, with a beautiful square in which you can admire real architectural jewels like the superb Palazzo dei Priori (1293-1443) and the splendid Cathedral (1345) placed beside the Loggia (1423), and one of the masterpieces of sculpture with an invaluable artistic value (13th century), the elegant Fontana Maggiore (1275).
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli - Porziuncola, Assisi, Province of Perugia, Umbria
The excursion continues until reaching the beautiful places where the patron saint of Italy, Saint Francis of Assisi (1181- 1226) lived, worked and died. On a lowland at the foot of Mount Subasio, the hill on which Assisi rises we first visit the Basilica of Santa Maria degli Angeli, built around as a protection of the famous little church of the "Porziuncola", where Saint Francis acknowledged his vocation and founded the Order of the Minor Friars. In this place, even Santa Chiara began her monastic life. Here you can also see the "rosebush without thorns", which continues to grow only in this magic place and that, according to a legend, originated from the contact of the Saint with a thorny bush
Duration: 1 hour 45 minutes
Stop At: Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi, Assisi, Province of Perugia, Umbria
After the lunch break, you reach the centre of Assisi. Here you will have free time to explore this beautiful and magic place. Breathe the special atmosphere of serenity and joy that this city emanates and you will understand why the delegates of the main religions in the world have chosen it as symbol of Peace
Please note that the order of the visits may change
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes