Discover the beautiful landscapes of Tuscany and Umbria on a full-day trip from Florence, in which you will take a guided tour of Assisi, the fascinating hometown of St Francis, and visit Cortona, a picturesque town built by the Etruscans and where "Under the Tuscan Sun” was filmed.
Assisi and Cortona Day Trip
Your guide will collect you from your hotel at the scheduled time. Get on board an air-conditioned coach and enjoy the spectacular landscape of Tuscany and Umbria during the journey.
Stop at Assisi, St Francis’ hometown. San Francesco d’Assisi founded the women’s Order of Saint Clare and the men’s Order of Franciscans in 1208. The medieval town is located on top of a hill overlooking a scenic valley. Your guide will lead you through the winding streets and stop at the Basilica of San Francesco d’Assisi. This temple houses numerous frescos by Giotto and is one of Italy’s most important pilgrimage sites. After discovering St Francis’ fascinating life story, you’ll visit the Basilica of Santa Chiara.
Once the guided tour is over, you’ll have time to explore Assisi at your own pace and choose one of the town’s restaurants for a delicious meal.
After lunch and before heading to Cortona, your guide will take you Santa Maria degli Angeli Church, where St Francis founded the order of Friars Minor.
In Tuscany, you’ll stop in Cortona, a quaint town which became famous when it was used as the set of the film “Under the Tuscan Sun”. Cortona was established by the Etruscans between the eighth and seventh century BC. It offers beautiful panoramic views of the region and has very interesting architecture.
Afterwards, you’ll head back to Florence, arriving around 7:30 pm.
This tour includes a pick-up option from most centrally-located hotels (not apartments) in Florence. When you book the tour, please give us the address of your hotel. If you're staying in the outskirts or near Santa Maria Novella train station, your host will be waiting for you at the arranged meeting point.
From 1 November 2019, the tour will include pick up from the following meeting points:
- Piazza Piave
- Viale Fratelli Rosselli
- Piazza della Libertà
- Via Cavour 36R
- Piazza della Repubblica
- Piazzale Montelungo
|Adults||Children 4-12 years old||Children under 4|
Children 4-12 years oldUS$ 50.9
Children under 4Free
* The price increases on the 31 October
The tour includes an English speaking guide, but the tour can sometimes be carried out in two languages.
Hotel pick up (from meeting point after 1 November 2019).
Return transportation by air conditioned coach.
Expert English speaking escort.
Guided tour of Assisi.
Entry to Basilica of Saint Francis of Assisi.
Entry to Basilica di Santa Chiara.
Entry to Basilica de Santa Maria degli Angeli.
Return hotel transfer.
When to book?
Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.
You can book up until the previous day (12:00 PM local time) if there are still places available.
Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.
Frequently asked questions
Q - How long is spent in each city?
A - The tour of Asisi takes approximately 2 hours. There you'll have an hour of free time. The tour of Cortona lasts about an hour and a half.
Q - Which hotels are included in the pick up?
A - Pick up and drop is included in the hotels in the centre of Florence, excluding the area around the station. This service is not available for appartments or B&Bs.
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).