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Our most recommended Assisi Day Trips

Assisi: Hot Air Balloon Ride with Breakfast & Wine Tasting

1. Assisi: Hot Air Balloon Ride with Breakfast & Wine Tasting

Fly over the valley of Assisi in a hot air balloon and land at the famous town of Saint Francis. The area is dotted with ancient villages, surrounded by vineyards and olive groves. A true feast for the eyes and the soul. Finish your experience with a wine tasting and a delicious breakfast at a famous local winery. Meet at a local winery and walk through the olive groves, or take a 1-minute minibus drive to the take-off site. After a safety briefing, climb into a hot air balloon piloted by one of the world’s most experienced pilots. Feel the excitement as your balloon gently lifts up. Relax, take photos, and watch the beautiful landscape unfold below. After your approximately 1-hour hot air balloon ride, enjoy a smooth touchdown and step back onto solid ground. The fun continues back at the local winery, where you will enjoy a great Umbrian-style breakfast. If you are not opposed to drinking a bit of wine before midday, you may even like to sample some of the excellent wines.  

From Florence: Assisi and Cortona Full-Day Guided Tour

2. From Florence: Assisi and Cortona Full-Day Guided Tour

Head out from Florence into the rolling green hills of Tuscany and Umbria to discover the architectural jewels of Assisi and Cortona. Your 11-hour tour begins in Assisi, the home of San Francesco. Your guide will lead you along the narrow, winding streets of the medieval town as you learn about its history. Inside the Basilica of San Francesco d’Assisi you’ll admire Giotto’s frescos of the life of San Francesco and discover why this is such an important pilgrimage site. See the interior of the Basilica of Santa Chiara, dedicated to a follower of San Francesco. Afterwards you’ll have free time for a stroll around this mystical city. Your tour will then continue with a visit to Santa Maria degli Angeli Church, the birthplace of the Franciscan Order. Cross back into Tuscany to the town of Cortona, built by the Etruscans, and noted for its architectural wonders and panoramic views over the surrounding landscape. Cortona is also well known as the setting for the movie, Under the Tuscan Sun.

Assisi & Orvieto Day Trip from Rome

3. Assisi & Orvieto Day Trip from Rome

Escape Italy's busy capital for one day on this trip to Assisi and the Umbrian hill town Orvieto. On this tour, you will unveil the religious architecture of Umbria (such as the famous Cathedral of Orvieto) and discover the wines and local products of Tuscany. Leaving Rome in a northerly direction and driving along the Tiber Valley, reach Orvieto as your first stop, a small town of Etruscan origins where you will stop to admire the magnificent 14th century cathedral, a masterpiece of gothic architecture. The tour continues through the green Tuscan Hills covered in olive groves and vineyards. This is the land of some of Italy’s best known D.O.C. (quality controlled) wines, which include Orvieto, Chianti and Brunello di Montalcin. You will then have a further stop, where you will taste some local wines and other typical Umbrian and Tuscan products. Afterwards, enjoy lunch, consisting of traditional local dishes. In the early afternoon you will continue your journey and drive along the shores of Lake Trasimeno. Finally, reach Assisi, which is located at the foot of Mount Subasio. Assisi is famous for being St. Francis' birthplace. You will see the Church of St. Claire*, St Francis’ birthplace and his childhood home, the Townhall Square. Around the Townhall Square, you will see the People’s Palace and the Roman Temple dedicated to Minerva. One highlight of the tour will be the visit of St Francis’ Basilica, located close to the ancient city walls, with its magnificent frescoes painted between the 12th and 14th centuries. Leaving Assisi, stop at the town of Santa Maria degli Angeli, where St. Francis died in 1226. You will reach Rome around 19:30/20:00, where you will be dropped-off in the vicinity of your hotel.

From Florence: Private Day Trip to Assisi and Cortona

4. From Florence: Private Day Trip to Assisi and Cortona

Discover the picturesque towns of Assisi and Cortona on this relaxing day trip from Florence. Explore Assisi's many churches, medieval castles, and the Roman amphitheater, and then wander through Cortona's famous Piazza Garibaldi. Meet your driver outside your Florence hotel and enjoy the stunning views as you drive through the countryside from Tuscany to Umbria. In Assisi, enjoy a stroll through this UNESCO World Heritage Site. Stop to admire the ancient Basilica of San Francesco d'Assisi and the Santa Maria Maggiore. After seeing all that Assisi has to offer, enjoy a relaxing lunch in town before rejoining your driver and heading to Cortona. This hilltop town is rich in Etruscan relics, medieval buildings, and Renaissance works. See parts of the original Etruscan wall, explore where Hannibal's army ambushed the Romans, and visit the Piazza Garibaldi. After sightseeing, enjoy a glass of wine with breathtaking views of Lake Trasimeno. When you're ready, let your driver know and return to Florence.

From Rome: Full-Day Assisi & Orvieto Semiprivate Tour

5. From Rome: Full-Day Assisi & Orvieto Semiprivate Tour

Enjoy a day away from the bustle of Rome on a full-day tour of Umbria, one of the most picturesque regions of Italy. Rich in vineyards, olive groves and the hillside villages, the most famous site in the region is the UNESCO World Heritage town of Assisi. Upon arrival in this mystical place of St. Francis, walk inside the ancient walls. Built on the green slopes of Mount Subasio, the colorful houses of ink stone, narrow streets, flowered balconies and ornate palaces will offer great views. A highlight of your time in Assisi will be a visit to the Basilica of San Francesco to see the Renaissance masterpieces by Giotto and Cimabue. After lunch, continue to Orvieto to admire the magnificence of the cathedral, a masterpiece of Gothic architecture with glittering facade windows, mosaics and sculptures. Enjoy the charm of Orvieto, and admire the many churches scattered around its historic center. Return to Rome for a hotel back in the early evening.

Rome: Assisi and Orvieto Day Tour

6. Rome: Assisi and Orvieto Day Tour

The mystic town of Saint Francis, surrounded by its ancient walls, was built on the green slopes of Mount Subasio and with its colorful houses of stone, narrow streets, flowering balconies and noble palaces provide beautiful views for memorable pictures (do not forget your camera). An interesting visit to St. Francis Basilica, with its early Renaissance masterpieces by Giotto and Cimabue, and the Basilica of Santa Maria degli Angeli. Then the tour continues to Orvieto, where you can admire a masterpiece of Gothic architecture with a glistening façade of stained glass, mosaics and sculptures. Soak up Orvieto’s charm and admire the countless churches that are scattered around its center. Back to Rome, drop off at your hotel.

From Rome: Assisi and Orvieto Small Group Tour

7. From Rome: Assisi and Orvieto Small Group Tour

Escape the hustle and bustle of Rome for the day on a full-day tour of Umbria, one of the most picturesque regions of Italy. Rich in vineyards, olive trees, and hill-top villages, the most famous site in the region is the UNESCO World Heritage town of Assisi. Upon arrival at this mystical place, learn about Saint Francis as you wander within the ancient walls. Built on the green slopes of Mount Subasio, the colorful houses of ink stone. narrow streets, flower decked balconies, and noble palaces provide beautiful views. A highlight of your time in Assisi will be a visit to the Basilica of St. Francis to see Renaissance masterpieces by Giotto and Cimabue. After lunch, continue to Orvieto to admire the magnificence of its cathedral, a masterpiece of Gothic architecture with a glistening façade of stained glass, mosaics, and sculptures. Soak up Orvieto’s charms, and marvel at the countless churches scattered around its historic center. Transfer back to Rome for a hotel drop off in the early evening.

Historical Umbria: on the Romans' footsteps

8. Historical Umbria: on the Romans' footsteps

Starting from Florence, you will be driven to one of the greenest and most unknown Italian regions, Umbria, during this full-day, semi-private tour. The first step is the visit to the heart of Saint Francis order, the Benedictine, Assisi, a UNESCO World Heritage. Here you will visit the Basilica, then explore every corner of the city through a walking tour. Afterwards, you will be driven through the countryside to Todi, where you will have the opportunity to enjoy a typical Umbrian lunch, accompanied by a breathtaking view of the valley. Before returning to Florence, you will visit the Roman outpost, Orvieto, with its preserved, original Roman walls, as well as the Arch of Drusus, the Roman House, and the Roman Theatre.

Assisi Rental E-bike

9. Assisi Rental E-bike

Travel by eletrick-bike through Assisi town with its narrow alleys; stop at San Francesco to visit the marvellous and magnificent Giotto Frescos, the lower church and the tomb of San Francis. Proceed along the main street till  the main square, Piazza del Comun, and stop for a coffee or cappuccino in one of the nicest bar of the area. Arrive to Santa Chiara church, the Cathedral San Rufino, and enjoy the breathtaking view from Rocca Maggiore. Ride along the panoramic road to reach Eremo delle Carceri, oasis of peace and tranquillity in the mindst of the woods of Mt. Subasio. Stop for lunch in some panoramic restaurants and enjoy the paceful and quietness of the landscape.

Florence: Assisi, Trevi, and Montefalco with Wine Tasting

10. Florence: Assisi, Trevi, and Montefalco with Wine Tasting

Follow your guide through untouched landscapes in the verdant valleys of Umbria on this day trip from Florence. Uncover the rich art, history, culture, and spirituality of this region as you visit Assisi, Trevi, and Montefalco. Be picked up at your accommodation in Florence and relax as your driver transports you to the medieval town of Assisi. See monks in long brown robes roaming the streets and bands of pilgrims walking the country roads on their way to venerate St. Francesco, who was born and buried here. Take in breathtaking views of Umbria in the ancient hillside town of Trevi. Step back in time as you explore its streets and admire its Romanesque churches. Continue to a winery in the charming region of Montefalco to try some wines produced from locally grown Sagrantino grapes. Let your sommelier guide you through the complex flavors. Watch a live cooking show and try a delectable three-course lunch paired with wine. Return to your accommodation in Florence.

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Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 160 reviews

A fabulous and memorable day, made possible by the polite, informative and professional team from Bravo tours; Gianluca, the charming & distinguished driver, Paola, the warm & friendly guide and the passionate, vivacious Marika. We were collected from our hotel in Rome and given fascinating insights of the towns and scenery along the way. We stopped off enroute for a perfect coffee and taste of the local speciality, Ciauscolo (Salami Spread) The Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli was our first jaw-dropping, eye-popping stop. Marika joined us in Assisi with her in-depth, heartfelt knowledge of the history of St Clare and St Francis. Walking us through the narrow streets, keeping us totally engaged. The Basilica of Orvieto, took our breath away with it sheer size, gothic architecture and overwhelming beauty. My 83 year old mothers dream was to go to Assisi and today her dream became a reality that far exceeded her expectations, grateful to the amazing team. THANK YOU!

It was an amazing day!! The team formed by the driver Roberto, the friendly guide Paola, the local guide Sandra and especially Claudio, our Portuguese translator with his patience and attention to us. All very competent. Everything was very organized and punctual, from the hotel pickup to the “technical” stops during the trip. The visits to the churches were made in a very well-prepared itinerary, alternating walks through the little streets of Assisi and lunch. The church of Orvieto is simply wonderful!!! The information we received from the team was useful and very interesting.

A wonderful experience that I recommend to everyone .... at first I had some doubts because it seemed too expensive, then I saw how much work there is behind a flight and I can say that it was really worth it .... the very nice driver, the very efficient and kind guys, and congratulations also to the owner of the Dionigi cellars for the excellent welcome!

A wonderful experience. The whole family enjoyed it. Umbria from the air is unsurpassed. Above all, professional staff with a pilot infuse an absolute sense of security. Excellent breakfast. I definitely recommend it

We loved everything about this excursion , the hot air ballon ride was awesome, but so was the breakfast and wine tasting. Would highly recommend this experience .