Our 8 day pilgrimage can start and end Rome or Pisa. We visited the medieval town of Assisi famed for being the birthplace of St. Francis.
We visit the world heritage site of St. Francis Hermitage, a peaceful spiritual place where St Francis spent of his time and the San Damiano basilica, where St. Francis received his calling in 1205 and where St. Clare died in 1253. We explore the church of Santa Maria Degli Angeli and the Porziuncola, the Church of St Mary of the Angels and the Porziuncola restored by St Francis himself, he also established the order of the Friars minor here, later known as the Franciscans. We have free time in Assisi before departing for Florence where we are guided around the town and the Maria del Carmine and the Santa Maria Novella churches.
We stop at the famous Santa Maria del Fiore best known as the Duomo, the cathedral with a unique Renaissance dome. The cathedral complex includes a breath taking marble campanile and an ancient baptistery which was built in the 4th or 5th century. We explore the Uffizi Gallery.
Our last visit is to the renowned Leaning Tower of Pisa, the surprisingly crooked campanile of Pisa Cathedral.
Fly to Rome. Transfer to Assisi. Free time subject to flights.
Full day guided tour to St Francis’ Hermitage (Eremo Carceri), San Damiano, Basilicas of St Clare and St Francis.
Morning guided tour to the Basilica of Santa Maria Degli Angeli and the Porziuncola. Afternoon at leisure.
Free day at leisure.
Transfer to Florence. Remainder of day at leisure.
Morning guided walking tour of Florence, visiting the churches of Santa Maria del Carmine and Santa Maria Novella. Afternoon at leisure.
Full day guided walking tour to visit the Baptistery, the Duomo and the Uffizi Gallery.
Transfer to Pisa for free time at the Campo de Miracoli to see the Leaning Tower.
Free time subject to flights. Fly home.
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