Day Excursion From Rome: Assisi And Orvieto With A Theologist Private Tour

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 11 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    7:00 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Pick up and drop off directly from your accommodation in town
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

We all know Assisi and Orvieto as two fantastic little towns of religious, artistic and tradition interest! But what is behind them? What's behind the life of Saint Francis, what's behind the miracles linked to the Duomo of Orvieto? Come and learn more with us on our private tour!

Highlights

  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Hotel pickup included
  • Once-in-a-Lifetime Experience

Know More about this tour

Let’s start this fantastic journey by driving North towards Assisi
Saint Mary of the Angels // We will get there at 09.30 am. Situated in the plain at the foot of the hill of Assisi, The basilica was constructed in the Mannerist style between 1569 and 1679 enclosing the 9th century little church, the Porziuncola, the most sacred place for the Franciscans. It was here that the young Francis of Assisi understood his vocation and renounced the world in order to live in poverty among the poor and thus started the Franciscan movement. You will spend in here around 30 minutes.
Church of Saint Damian // Back on the van and over to the top of the hill where you will visit this spectacular Church. According to tradition, it is connected with Saint Francis’ encounter with Christ. In 1205 he had been praying at Saint Damian which at the time was a very run down building. Saint Francis saw the figure of Christ crucified come alive and say to him, “Francis, don’t you see my house is crumbling apart? “ It was the first monastery of the Order of Saint Clare, where Saint Clare built her community. You will spend in here about 30 minutes
Basilica of St Clair // Driving along the slope of the hill of Assisi you will enter the walled town and approach it 10 minutes. This Basilica is a 13th-century church that houses the relics of St. Clare, friend and protégé of St. Francis of Assisi, as well as the miraculous crucifix that spoke to Francis. You will need here about 20 minutes.
Basilica of St Francis is the mother church of the Roman Catholic Order of Friars Minor, commonly known as the Franciscan Order. The basilica is one of the most important places of Christian pilgrimage in Italy. With its accompanying friary, Sacro Convento, the basilica is a distinctive landmark to those approaching Assisi. It has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2000. The basilica, which was begun in 1228, is built into the side of a hill and comprises two churches known as the Upper Church and the Lower Church, and a crypt where the remains of the saint are interred. The life of Saint Francis can be found and experienced right in here. You will spend here around 45 minutes.
Time for lunch You will leave Assisi at around 01.45 pm
You will reach Orvieto from Assisi at about 03.00 pm. An amazing medieval town of a hill overlooking a wide opened valley
Cathedral of Orvieto was constructed under the orders of Pope Urban IV to commemorate and provide a suitable home for the Corporal of Bolsena, a miracle which is said to have occurred in 1263 in the nearby town of Bolsena, when a traveling priest who had doubts about the truth of transubstantiation found that his Host was bleeding so much that it stained the altar cloth. The cloth is now stored in the Chapel of the Corporal inside the cathedral. You will spend in here about 30 minutes. You will leave Orvieto at around 04.30 pm and reach Rome at 6pm.

Inclusions

Transport by private vehicle

Driver

Live commentary on board

Hotel/port pickup and drop-off

Private tour

Exclusions

Food and drinks

Lunch

Gratuities

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Infant seats available

Not wheelchair accessible

A dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements

Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately

Traveler Reviews

  • 05-Jun-2016

    First of all the good parts. Max, our guide, was a pleasure to spend a day with, the car was clean and comfortable, he was punctual and he went more than the extra kilometer in taking us to Bagnoregio, the birthplace of St Bonaventure. However we were under the impression that we were getting a guide who would accompany us to the sights and explain what we were seeing with a theological bent, this we did not get. What we got was a very pleasant driver who dropped us at the sights, told us what to look for then arranged a time for pick up to move on to the next sight. Except for Bagnoregio we were never accompanied into any of the sights. It is my opinion that Viator should make it clear that we were getting a driver, not a guide