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Florence: The Treasures Of Umbria (Perugia, Assisi and Trasimeno Lake) Full Day Tour

11.5 Hours
On request
  • Famous Basilica of St Francis of Assisi

Crossing the Tuscan countryside, the first town we meet is Passignano sul Trasimeno, a small medieval hamlet with a beautiful fortress. It is a magical location from which to view the enchanting lake and islands. After this visit we proceed through stunning landscapes until we 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. The next stop today is 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". 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. After the lunch break (own account) we reach the centre of Assisi where you will meet up with an expert local guide who will accompany you on an exciting visit to the civil and religious artistic heritage of the city. Admire the splendid Gothic Basilica dedicated to Saint Chiara, and the Renaissance Chiesa Nuova with the elegant Dome and the Roman temple of Minerva. Discover the fourteenth century Monte Frumentario, as well as the famous St Francis' Basilica (a UNESCO heritage monument) built with white-rosy stone coming from Mount Subasio. Breathe the special atmosphere of serenity and joy that this city emanates and you will understand why it has been chosen as symbol of Peace by the delegates of the main religions in the world.

Duration: 11.5 Hours

Departs: 8 a.m. - Returns: 7:30 p.m.

From: Florence

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EXC FLODAYLII18S: 13 31 Oct 2018
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