On the steps of St. Francis

A mystical journey of Italy on the traces of St. Francis between Tuscany, Umbria and Lazio From Florence to Assis to the discover of the great artistic masterpieces that have represented the life paths of the most beloved Saint in the world. You will discover the genuine Italy but rich in history, art and excellent cuisine. You will feel like some of the places we visit are, true Oasis of Peace and still emanate the presence of St. Francis. Our journey on the steps of San Francesco will end in Rome

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Italy Tour Package, on the traces of the sacred places of San Francesco and the Christian Rome.
10 days Suggested Itinerary: Florence, La Verna, Cortona, Gubbio, Assisi, Todi, Spoleto, Greccio Narni, Rome
Below there is a first example of a personalized itinerary that can be modified according to your needs.

Tour “On the steps of St. Francis”, 10 days – 9 nights
Program
DAY 1
ROME – FLORENCE
Arrival at Fiumicino airport.
At time you will indicate transfer from the Airport of Rome to Florence. Check-in at the hotel.
Free time at disposal. Overnight at the hotel.

DAY 2
FLORENCE
Breakfast at the hotel.
Meet with the guide for a full day walking tour to discover Florence. We will start the tour with Santa Croce Basilica, one of the largest Franciscan BASILICA, where you will admire frescos by Giotto dedicated to San Francesco.
The tour will proceed through the old city center and will include the visit of Santa Maria del Fiore complex with the Cathedral, third largest Basilica in the world, and its wonderful dome of Brunelleschi, the Giotto's bell tower and the Baptistery, Time at disposal for meditation and prayer.
Overnight at the hotel.

 DAY 3
FLORENCE – MOUNT LA VERNA – CORTONA

Breakfast at the Hotel.
At 8.00 am departure to Mount Laverna.
After around 2 hrs. you will reach La Verna Sanctuary, located in the Tuscan Apennines, visit of the Sanctuary.
It will be possible to spend time for prayer and reflection, guided by the presence of St Francesco
and take part in the friars’ church celebration.
In the afternoon we will reach Cortona, check-in at the Hotel.
Overnight in Cortona.

DAY 4
CORTONA- GUBBIO - ASSISI
Breakfast at the Hotel.
Free time at disposal in Cortona.
At 10.30 meeting point with the driver to reach l’Eremo di Celle, few kilometers from Cortona, where San Francesco was usual take a break during his journeys from Assisi to Siena or from La Verna to Siena.
Time at disposal for meditation and prayer.
According with time will be dedicate at the Eremo we will reach Gubbio where you will have independent time to pray at the San Francesco Church, San Francesco della Pace Church and Chiesa della Vittorina.
Late in the afternoon we will reach Assisi, check-in at the hotel.
Overnight at the Hotel.


DAY 5
ASSISI
Breakfast at the Hotel.
The day will begin with the visit of Santa Maria degli Angeli and La Porziuncola, restored by St. Francesco himself. In it he founded the order of Friars Minor that would later be known as the Franciscans .
You will then reach with the driver the center of Assisi (around 15 minutes), for a walking tour of Assisi, the itinerary will might include: Oratorio di San Francesco Piccolino, Cattedrale di San Rufino, Chiesa Nuova, Basilica di Santa Chiara and San Francesco Basilica.
Free time at disposal for meditation and prayer.
The visit will then continue with the church San Damiano where in 1205 the crucified spoke to Saint Francesco, and Eremo delle Carceri for other moments of prayer.
Overnight at the Hotel.


DAY 6
ASSISI - FOLIGNO – SPOLETO – TODI - ASSISI
Breakfast at the Hotel.
Meeting with the driver at 9.00, at around 9.30 you will arrive at Foligno for the visit of the Church of San Francesco. The church of San Francesco was built in the 19th century on the spot where there was once a small chapel in which Francis would often stop when traveling to and from Assisi.
The visit will continue with Spoleto know in all over the world for its great Dome and for its wonderful surroundings – places rich of "holiness". You will continue for Monteluco di Spoleto, il bosco sacro and l’eremo di San Francesco.
After lunch break, you will reach Todi where you will meet the guide. The itinerary might include: Tempio della Consolazione, Piazza del Popolo with Palazzo dei Priori, Palazzo del Capitano and Palazzo del Popolo, SS.Annunziata Cathedral, San.Fortunato Church and the Iacopone da Todi Tomb.
In the afternoon, return to Assisi.
Overnight at the hotel.

DAY 7
ASSISI- GRECCIO – NARNI - ROMA
Breakfast at the Hotel.
Meeting with the driver at 8.30 to reach Greccio and the visit of the Sanctuary, where San Francesco made the first commemoration of the Nativity in Bethlehem of the history of Christianity, on the 1223. Time at disposal for meditation and prayer before reaching Narni Lo Speco di San Francesco, one of the most important sanctuaries of the Franciscans.
In the afternoon arrive in Rome and check-in at the hotel.
Overnight at the Hotel.

DAY 8
ROME – VATICAN STATE
Breakfast at the Hotel.
Meet with the guide for the visit of St. Peter’s Basilica, the most important temple of Christianity, and the Vatican Museums, the richest art collections in the world. The itinerary will include the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and the Basilica which gathers inside 2000 years of history and famous works of art as Michelangelo’s “Pietà”. The tour will end inside the Basilica to have free time to pray. Free time at disposal.
Overnight at the Hotel.

DAY 9
BASILICAS OF ROME
Breakfast at the Hotel.
Meeting with your guide and driver for a full day tour.
The itinerary will include the visit of the Basilicas of Santa Maria Maggiore, to continue with the Holy Staircase, the Lateran Palace and the Basilica of San Giovanni, the Cathedral of Rome (visit inside). In the afternoon the tour will continue with San Paolo outside the world.-
Free time at disposal.
Overnight at the Hotel.

DAY 10
ROME- BACK HOME
At Time you will indicate transfer to the airport.
End of our services. Arrivederci!

 Price starting from Eur. 1075,00 in double room (minimum 20 people)

In the price is included: 6 nights at hotel 3* centrally located near one of the obelisks of Rome - porterage - 6 breakfasts - 5 Lunches - 2 Dinners - Assistant upon arrival - Bus for transfers apt/htl, excursion to Tivoli and Villa d’Este, 1 day for tour in Rome, transfer to the Vatican Museums - 4 full day visits in Rome with local specialized guide - 1 visit of Ancient Ostia with local specialized guide - 1 visit to Tivoli and Villa d’Este with local specialized guide - Reservation and entrance fees to archaeological sites and Museums included in the program (Vatican Museums, Colosseum, Roman Houses, San Clemente, Circus Maximus, Hadrian’s Villa, Villa d’Este, Gardens of Villa Medici, Borghese Gallery, Ancient Ostia) - Tips for driver and guide

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