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Assisi and Spello Full-Day Sightseeing Tour
378 USD
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Discover the famous monuments of Assisi such as the beautiful church of St. Francis, then head to the near Spello,to walk in its unique street,all while driving through the valley of Mount Subasio.
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Tour the holy shrines of Assisi on this full-day tour of Umbria, with pick-ups from Foligno, Spoleto, Todi, Perugia, and Gubbio. Explore the birthplace of St. Francis and learn more about Italy’s famous patron saint. Admire Roman ruins integrated into medieval houses, they're still lived in by locals! Among the historic monuments of St. Francis you will visit is the Basilica of Santa Maria degli Angeli, where he first renounced the world to live in poverty. Go to the Convent of San Damiano to learn about Saint Claire, founder of the Order of the "Clarisse", and visit the Eremo delle Carceri (Carceri Hermitage) in the forest above Assisi, where St. Francis came to pray. After lunch, drive to the town of Spello on the hills of Mount Subasio, with stunning views of the Umbrian plains, groves of olives, and vineyards. There will be the chance to taste wines and olive oils during your tour, and if it’s a market day you can see the thriving trade of these ancient products still carried on to this day. You will also stop at the tiny village of Collepino, perched in the forests between Assisi and Spello, it's a former settlement of shepherds and woodcutters.