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Assisi and Cortona Day Trip from Florence

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Firenze, Italy

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iconOffered in: English and 1 more

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Face masks required for travelers in public areas
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Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Regular temperature checks for staff
Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
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Overview

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 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.
  • 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
  • Stop for a look inside the 9th-century church at Santa Maria degli Angeli
  • Enjoy an afternoon of free time in the Tuscan town of Cortona, setting of 'Under the Tuscan Sun'
  • Sightsee around Cortona independently and look out for sights such as Palazzo Communale
Journey by fully fitted GT Coach
Expert multilingual escort
Assisi tour with professional guide
Stop for panoramic pictures at Passignano sul Trasimeno
Entrance fee to St Francis'Basilica
Entrance fee to Santa Chiara Church
Entrance fee to Santa Maria degli Angeli Church
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Food and drinks
Gratuities

Departure Point

Piazzale Montelungo, Firenze FI, Italy

Departure Time

8:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Your tour begins in central Florence, where you 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.
Itinerary
Pass By:  
Duomo di Cortona
Visit Cortona, an enchanting village at the borders between Toscana and Umbria
Stop At:  
Rocca di Passignano
Enjoy breathtaking views of Trasimeno Lake
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Basilica di Santa Chiara
Enjoy the suggestive Church of Santa Chiara, the starting point of your guided tour in Assisi
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi
One of the most beautiful churches in Italy, home to Giotto's breathtaking frescoes
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli - Porziuncola
The enchanting church where St Francis died
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Entrance into churches requires a strict dress code. We cannot be held responsible for entry denied due to improper dress. Please make sure your shoulders and knees are covered
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Covid-19 Mesures: A safe distance of one meter between clients will be maintained whenever possible. All our vehicles will be deep-cleaned and disinfected before and after each service. The use of masks is mandatory; clients must bring their own mask. Alcohol gel will be available on all our vehicles. Temperature will be checked for staff and visitors. Disinfected radio units will be provided, and headphones will be single-use. Showing your voucher on your phone will be enough; it is not necessary to print it out.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Ciaoflorence Tours & Travels Srl

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Assisi and Cortona Day Trip from Florence?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Assisi and Cortona Day Trip from Florence.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Assisi and Cortona Day Trip from Florence?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Assisi and Cortona Day Trip from Florence.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Assisi and Cortona Day Trip from Florence?
A:
The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Assisi and Cortona Day Trip from Florence.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Assisi and Cortona Day Trip from Florence?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Assisi and Cortona Day Trip from Florence.

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Traveler Tips


  • "Need to be in decent physical shape to walk up the hill into the town of Cortona." See review
  • "A very long day, with an unnecessary and unnecessarily long mid-morning stop at a cute but unspectacular lakefront village." See review

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Well Organized
TrixieGirly
, Nov 2019
It was a wonderful trip with Giulia and our driver. Everything was well organized and Giulia was very clear about the time we were expected to meet to help us manage our expectations.
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Such a let down
Passenger05923751014
, Oct 2019
First I want to acknowledge that Victor customer service was top notch. I had trouble booking this day trip, but the agent I got on the phone was great. That being said, we were very excited to see Assisi and Cortona. It’s a long ride from Florence; our first stop was supposed to be Cortona. The guide told us that he had a special surprise stop at this beautiful lake. We got off the bus and figured out after 10 minutes that it was a cigarette break for the driver. Yes it was a pretty lake but there was absolutely nothing significant about it. So on to Cortona. A very charming old world town! Very special - we had some free time, so it was really nice to explore. Back in the bus to Assisi. We arrived and were shown the first restaurant and were told they had the best food, the best service and were reasonable. Of course, we all went in. There was one waitress for all of us (you couldn’t help thinking the tour guide knew the people there) she didn’t speak but a few English words - could not make change when it was time to go - needed an interpreter ... We were then passed along to the local guide. She was nice of course - but she talked while walking, and she was out of breath most of the time so it was difficult with her accent to understand. The group consisted of others who spoke no English, so she had 3 interpretations to go through. It felt as the time went on that she spent less and less time in English. We spent a LOT of time inside the beautiful churches along with many other groups - tricky to keep up and hear anything of value. After she was finished she passed us back to our guide from Florence. The schedule was then supposed to allow us 1.5 hours of exploration on our own, but the guide from Florence told us that we were going to see another church down the hill and we could go to their bookstore (!). We got there and it was in town (away from all the charm and history of Assisi) and there was only a church and some vendors along the street selling souvenirs. That was such a disappointment!! And a total waste of our time. So, between the lake stop cigarette break, and this end of the tour ‘bookstore’ stop, we felt truly gypped out of the best experience we were looking forward to on our trip. I only hope that one day I am able to return and try again ...
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star-5
Breathtaking
Nomad01910112690
, Sep 2019
All you have to know is that the time spent is worth every cent. Cortana is cute, lunch is recommended - do the recommendation, its delicious, and the view of Assisi is just stunning.
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star-5
A great day out of Florence to a wonderful town
elizzo_11
, Sep 2019
A great day out of Florence. Cortona was a nice town but the visit was too short but understandable as we were heading to Assisi. What a wonderful town it is, the history and sights were outstanding. We had a some free time to enjoy a small lunch, a coffee and a wander around the town. A guided tour through the town and the Cathedral were great. In fact i could spend a whole day in this lovely town.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2019
Dear customer Thanks, we are so glad to read your feedback and to know how much satisfied you are! These towns are both stunning, full of history and beautiful corners that stick in whoever's mind forever! We fully understand that you want to get back, please do it soon, we are here ready to welcome you again and offer you more to see and love! All the best Kind Regards Ciaoflorence Staff
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Assisi and Cortona
MoeOntCanada
, Oct 2018
We had a wonderful day! Our tour guide was great as was our driver.Beautiful city of Cortona was the setting of the movie Under the Tuscan Sun!
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star-5
Outstanding day!
Nomad289197
, Oct 2018
Gabriele was the consulate host on this glorious trip to Assisi. As English speakers, guide Elizabeth helped Our group once we reached Assisi and did an amazing job!
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star-5
Gorgeous day!
Nomad289197
, Oct 2018
What an amazing experience. Gabrielle was host extraordinare as we toured Cortona and Assisi.Blessed with terrific weather, our adventure into the Tuscan countryside was all we had hoped it to be.
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star-2
Don’t blink or you won’t see it!
karenC7002GH
, Oct 2018
This tour tries to do too much in a day. The guide had a weird way of repeating himself constantly and yet never actually said much of value. Special guide in asissi was great!
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Assisi and Cortona Day Trip from Florence
Herbert L
, Sep 2018
Good tour. Florence traffic was terrible and took away a lot of time. Not much time left for Cortona, but Assisi was really the highlight. Guide for Assisi was very good, but tour did not give enough time to the Giotto frescoes. Tour guide was terrific (Julia?)
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star-5
Wonderful day with great guides!
bevticedeer
, Sep 2018
Very enjoyable day with an excellent guide for the tour, and an exceptionally knowledgeable and inspiring guide in Assisi. The amount of time spent in each location was perfect.
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