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From Florence: Assisi and Cortona Full-Day Guided Tour

From Florence: Assisi and Cortona Full-Day Guided Tour

From US$ 97.33 per person

Experience the stunning religious architecture of the city of Assisi, the home of San Francesco. Take in the beauty of the Etruscan town of Cortona, where you’ll see movie sets from Under the Tuscan Sun and have a chance to enjoy panoramic area views.

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Duration 11.5 hours
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Experience

Highlights
  • Experience Assisi, one of Umbria’s most beautiful cities, with an experienced guide
  • Visit the Church of San Francesco d'Assisi, and other important churches in the city
  • Enjoy free time exploring the beautiful town of Cortona
Full description
Head out from Florence into the rolling green hills of Tuscany and Umbria to discover the architectural jewels of Assisi and Cortona. Your 11-hour tour begins in Assisi, the home of San Francesco. Your guide will lead you along the narrow, winding streets of the medieval town as you learn about its history. Inside the Basilica of San Francesco d’Assisi you’ll admire Giotto’s frescos of the life of San Francesco and discover why this is such an important pilgrimage site. See the interior of the Basilica of Santa Chiara, dedicated to a follower of San Francesco. Afterwards you’ll have free time for a stroll around this mystical city. Your tour will then continue with a visit to Santa Maria degli Angeli Church, the birthplace of the Franciscan Order. Cross back into Tuscany to the town of Cortona, built by the Etruscans, and noted for its architectural wonders and panoramic views over the surrounding landscape. Cortona is also well known as the setting for the movie, Under the Tuscan Sun.
Includes
  • Roundtrip transportation by fully equipped GT coach
  • Expert multi-lingual escort
  • Assisi tour with a professional guide
  • Admission to the Church of San Francesco
  • Admission to the Church of Santa Chiara
  • Admission to the Church of Santa Maria degli Angeli
  • Free time in Cortona
  • Stop for panoramic pictures at Passignano sul Trasimeno
  • Drop off at your hotel
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Meet at the kiosk at Piazzale Montelungo Bus Terminal - Located 5-10 minutes walking distance from Santa Maria Novella Train Station. Look for staff wearing a fuchsia colored jacket.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Cameras
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Sleeveless shirts

Know before you go

  • Please note that the given order of the visits may change.
  • Entrance into churches requires a strict dress code. The local partner cannot be held responsible for denied entry due to improper dress. Please make sure your shoulders and knees are covered.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 45 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.4/5
  • Transportation
    4.1/5
  • Value for money
    4.1/5
  • Safety
    4.9/5

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This tour was absolutely the most incredible tour we have taken in our over 2 weeks in Italy. Cortona was a beautiful town and worth the 1 hour stop there. Getting a full guided tour of the stunning town Assisi, learning the rich history and exploring St Clare’s Church and the St Francis Basilica, getting to pray at the final resting places of St Clare and St Francis and experiencing the incredible frescos and artwork closeup is an experience that we will cherish forever. The added bonus of stopping to explore the Basilica of St Mary of the Angels and its incredible “church within a church” just left us awestruck. Book this trip and enjoy an experience of a lifetime.

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September 30, 2022

These Tuscan towns are breathtaking, I need to win the lottery to move here and enjoy the beauty, the people, the history, culture, charms and love these towns have to offer. Barbara was a wonderful guide who was always very attentive to our needs. Katia our local tour guide in Assisi is a great person. Her passion for such culture and history shows in all her explanations. Thank you Barbara and Katia.

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September 16, 2022

The visits to Cortona and Assisi we're very good. Our leader Roberto was kind, experienced, knowledgeable, efficient. Our bus had problems from the beginning with shocks and seemingly difficulty rocking back and forth. We made it to Assisi and then it broke down completely. Those things happen, but despite Roberto's fierce effort it still took almost 2 extra hours for the tour company to get a new bus there. The company could have been a bit more responsive. Roberto, however, was great! We would recommend this experience to other travelers.

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September 11, 2022

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