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Assisi and Cortona Day Trip from Florence

  • Day trip to the hilltop towns of Assisi and Cortona from Florence
  • Learn about St Francis of Assisi and St Clare, who both lived in Assisi
  • Visit the Basilica of San Francesco and Convent of Santa Chiara on a guided walking tour of Assisi
Assisi and Cortona Day Trip from Florence
From US$ 106.43
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Assisi and Cortona Day Trip from Florence
From US$ 106.43
Take a day trip to Assisi and Cortona and discover these charming hilltop towns alongside a guide. Departing from Florence, travel first to Assisi, where you’ll visit the Convent of Santa Chiara, the Basilica of San Francesco, and hear about the life of St. Francis of Assisi. Pause for a peek inside Santa Maria degli Angeli church, believed to be a favorite spot of St. Francis. Then head to Cortona for some time to explore independently before returning to Florence.
What to Expect
Your tour will begin outside Santa Maria Novella Train Station, where you’ll hop aboard your coach with your guide and head into the region of Umbria. Stop first in the beautiful town of Assisi, made famous by its ties to St. Francis. Now known as Italy's patron saint, Francis left the wealth of his family behind in the 13th century to preach on Assisi’s streets.
Follow your guide by foot to the Basilica of San Francesco, which hosts Giotto’s famous frescoes depicting St. Francis’ life. Continue on to the Convent of Santa Chiara, dedicated to St. Clare, one of Francis’ first followers in Assisi.
Hop aboard your coach and drive to the outskirts of town to see Santa Maria degli Angeli, a 9th-century church where it’s said St. Francis came to worship. Explore the interior with your guide before making your way back to your coach.
Head next to Cortona, the charming setting for the popular film and memoir, Under the Tuscan Sun. Take some time to purchase lunch or explore the Palazzo Comunale and Santa Margherita Sanctuary, built in honor of Cortona’s patron saint.
After reuniting with your guide, travel back to central Florence to conclude your tour.
Please note: the order of the visits to Assisi and Cortona are subject to change on the day of your tour.
Reviews (112)
1 - 5 of 13 reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile
Must See... Friar Daniel

This was a very nice surprise by Father Daniel! We had about 2 hours of his time on Ash Wednesday!!! The history and details on this church’s wall is fabulous!

Thank JerBob
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Fun day out

All in all a good day out. I wish there was a guided tour of Cortona because we were just left to wander around for 90 mins and I didn't get much out of that. Assisi was breathtaking - I really enjoyed the guided tour...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank Claire D
CiaoFlorence, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Ciao Florence Tours and Travels, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear customer, Thank you for your review, we appreciate your feedback. We are happy that you have enjoyed all the places visited, they are all stunning! Regarding the stop in Cortona I would like to say that we prefer to give our customers just a...More

Reviewed 14 February 2019
The only thing you really get is transportation

Take the words "day trip" literally - you're basically getting transportation to Cortona and Assisi, but pretty much nothing in the way of actual information or context. Our driver was also our guide, and spent most of the time talking about all the famous people...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank rebecca s
CiaoFlorence, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Ciao Florence Tours and Travels, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear customer, Thanks for your review, our clients' opinion is very important for us! We are very sorry to read about your disappointment with your tour to Assisi & Cortona. I would like to explain that when the number of guests is very small the...More

Reviewed 16 November 2018
Under the Tuscan Sun !!!

Hello guys I just want say that its was the best day trip ever !! thanks you Julia my guide that explained so well the history of both cities. I love Cortona its so beautiful and romantic !! we took this trip to Celebrated my...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Mzaza2014
Reviewed 1 November 2018 via mobile
Great landscape and religious historical site

Viola (guide) and Forese (driver) were professional and simpaticos. From the start both made us very comfortable thus a rewarding and smooth whole day tour. Viola is knowledgeable and inviting for questioning on anything Italian: cooking, history, agriculture, etc. Assisi was impressive, the place, the...More

Thank Alberto H
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Brian W
21 December 2018|
Response from Mzaza2014 | Reviewed this property |
Hello Brian I think so. if you refer to San Fran's eco de Assisi yes it is. It's was so beautiful but no allowed to take pictures
15 April 2018|
Response from ajdsouza83 |
Can u answer this question