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Assisi and Cortona Day Trip from Florence

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    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.
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    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    Our tour guide was Julia. She was amazing. Very considerate to the older people in our group. Very energetic. I'd recommend this tour and I hope Julia will be your guide too!

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    CiaoFlorence, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Ciao Florence Tours and Travels, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

    Dear customer Thanks a lot for the very nice words spent! Giulia is also very thankful :) We all wish you all the best and hope to meet you again! Kind Regards Ciaoflorence Staff

    Reviewed 28 June 2019 via mobile

    We had such a wonderful day even in the heat! Giulia the guide with the Mostest! and Stephano the the racing car driver! took great care of us all! Giulia has personality Plus with very high personal skills making the day even more memorable. The...More

    Thank MargieMay2
    Reviewed 22 June 2019 via mobile

    What a way to spend the day! Finding the correct guide made easy by their fluro pink shirts, a more than comfortable bus/coach, a great group of people and our incredible guide in Consentino! And we haven't even left yet. This tour was a great...More

    Date of experience: June 2019
    Thank HeyIWentThere
    Reviewed 21 June 2019

    We enjoyed a day trip to Assisi and Cortona. Our driver and guide, Elvis, went above and beyond in his friendliness and professionalism. He was very helpful throughout the day and considerate for our stay in Florence with other excellent suggestions. Highly recommended!

    Date of experience: June 2019
    Thank Tom G
    Reviewed 17 June 2019

    I requested the hotel pick up option. In retrospect, it would have been quicker to join the tour at the bus terminal. The size of the 'small group' turned out to be 23 people which I thought was a tad too large to be considered...More

    Date of experience: June 2019
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    18 July 2019|
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    Response from KAP245 | Reviewed this property |
    No, our tour guide did not/ would not point out which house is May’s villa. Cortona and Assisi were lovely to see, but not much time in either one.
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    quiltbobbin
    3 April 2019|
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    Response from Mzaza2014 | Reviewed this property |
    Hi , its no water available at bus but someone told me that some places have fountains but I don't looked for. I carried my own bottle water from my hotel. Thanks
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    Brian W
    22 December 2018|
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    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
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