Umbria Tour in Assisi and Gubbio
Day trip in Umbria with private limousine service and English speaking driver for visiting Assisi and Gubbio.
Sightseeing tour in Assisi and Gubbio with transportation with chauffeured sedan and minivan from Perugia, Siena, Florence, Arezzo, Cortona, Montepulciano, Pienza, Montalcino, Chianti, Orvieto, Todi, Spoleto, Spello, Deruta, Montefalco, Bevagna and from all Tuscany and Umbria.
- Private daytrip in Assisi and Gubbio from Umbria and Tuscany with private English speaking driver and transportation
- Scenic itinerary through the beautiful Umbrian landscapes
- Learn all about Saint Francis of Assisi, visiting his hometown
- The best of Assisi strolling the town and visiting the stunning Saint Francis Basilica
- View the art and architecture of Gubbio and enjoy the culture of a mediaeval jewel of Umbria
Discover the Saint Francis birth place and one of the most fascinating medieval hill town with a guided Umbria tour visiting Assisi and Gubbio with private limousine service and English speaking driver.
The first stop of the tour in Umbria will be the Assisi, lying on the side of a hill overlooking a picturesque valley and gorgeous Umbrian landscapes. Town visit starts from the Basilica of San Francesco, which contains the sacred tomb of the Saint Francis, and the magnificent Giotto’s frescoes, passing by the Basilica of Santa Chiara (Saint Claire) and the town square, where you will find the medieval town hall (Palazzo del Capitano del Popolo) and the ancient Roman temple of Minerva. Walking through the streets of Assisi, you will be able to experience the city and its charm, with an incredible sensation of peace and spirituality.
Crossing the green hills of Umbria with charming views of small hill top villages and of untouched landscapes, the tour in Umbria will then take you to Gubbio, an authentic medieval town, beautifully preserved, with great charm and a glorious past. After a brief stop at the ruins of the ancient Roman amphitheater, you will have the chance to visit the cathedral and the complex of the main square with Palazzo dei Consoli (Town Hall) and Palazzo Pretorio strolling along the streets of the historical town center with its typical pottery and craft shops. If you are not afraid of heights, a funicular can bring you up to the top of the hill of Gubbio from where you can enjoy one of the most spectacular panorama in Umbria, before ending the tour with an interesting surprise, hidden for 65 million years.
Departure available from:
- The day tour in Umbria visiting Assisi and Gubbio is a private tour available from all Umbria and Tuscany: Perugia, Siena, Florence, Arezzo, Cortona, Montepulciano, Montalcino, Pienza, San Gimignano, Chianti (Radda, Gaiole, Greve, Castellina), Assisi, Orvieto, Todi, Spoleto, Spello, Gubbio, Deruta, Bevagna, Montefalco, Trevi, Foligno.
- approximately 8 hours
- Qualified and professional English speaking driver
- Luxury vehicle (Mercedes-Benz or equivalent)
- Head office assistance and insurance coverage
- Complimentary water
- Wi-Fi on board
- Local tour guide for walking tours (on request)
- Traditional Umbrian lunch with wine and olive oil tasting (on request)
Assisi: Of Umbrian origin, the city developed and grew during Roman times, becoming an important economic centre of the region. After dark centuries of high middle age, the city became a free municipality, and it is exactly this period that saw the birth of Saint Francis (1182) and of Saint Chiara. After the municipality autonomy was lost, the city came under the command of several different families, until the XVIth Century, when it became part of the Vatican state, and up to 1861, the year in which it united with the newborn nation of Italy. In 1986, 2002 and 2011, Assisi was the location of three great meetings held by representatives of religions from all over the world.
Do not miss! Saint Francis Basilica, Porziuncola, Saint Claire Basilica, Piazza del Comune (Town Square).
Saint Francis: Born to a wealthy family in Assisi in 1182, and named Francesco, in honour of France, with whom his father had business dealings. He took part in the war between Assisi and Perugia, where he was captured and imprisoned. On becoming seriously ill, it was his father who paid for his release, and it was at this time, moved by the compassion towards the weak, the ill and the outcast, that his spiritual conversion took place. Stripped of his material belongings, he began a life of complete devotion to others, taking care of the poorest and needy, and preaching the word of God. Very soon other people joined him in ever growing numbers, and this led to the constitution of the Franciscan Order, and then approved by Pope Innocenzo III. He died in Assisi in 1226, and is today the patron saint of Italy. He is unanimously recognized as one of the most important and charismatic figures of humanity in its entirety.
Gubbio: Is one of the oldest cities in Umbria, founded exactly for its position between the Tyrrhenian coast and the Adriatic coast. It became a municipality during Roman times, and was then donated by Charlemagne to the church, following which the free municipality was born. After centuries of municipal freedom, and of prosperous development, threatened by Perugia, in the XIVth Century the city decided to donate itself voluntarily to the Montefeltro family, dukes of Urbino, gaining a long period of tranquility. In 1651 Gubbio became part of the Papal State, sharing the same fate until the unification of Italy.
Do not miss! Palazzo dei Consoli (Town Hall), Cathedral, Ancient Roman Amphitheater, Gola del Bottaccione