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Assisi & Deruta

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Visit Assisi, the town of Saint Francis, and enjoy Deruta, famous for its beautiful ceramics. Your journey will be in a fully-equipped car, where you will be accompanied by a knowledgeable English-speaking driver.

HIGHLIGHTS
  • Basilica di San Francesco
  • Basilica di Santa Chiara
  • Basilica degli Angeli
  • Deruta Ceramic factory
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Visit Assisi, the town of Saint Francis, and enjoy Deruta, famous for its beautiful ceramics. Your journey will be in a fully-equiped car, where you will be accompanied by a knowledgeable English-speaking driver. Assisi, the birthplace of Saint Francis and Saint Chiara, is a city full of spirituality, and it has several beautiful old churches. The “Basilica of St Francis”, a great monument to the Saint built after his canonization in 1228, contains frescoes by great artists such as Giotto, Cimabue and Lorenzetti. The “Cattedrale di San Ruffino”, the “Basilica di Santa Chiara” and the “Basilica degli Angeli” are also worth visiting. The latter of these was built over, and around, the tiny chapel, the Porziuncola, where the angels visited St Francis. Besides its many churches, Assisi also has some fine non-religious buildings and architecture, such as the “Piazza del Comune” with its tower, the “Palazzo del Comune” and “Palazzo del Capitano del Popolo”. During the visit to Assisi, we will stop for a typical local lunch. Afterwards, we will head for Deruta, a picturesque hill town near Perugia, in Italy's Umbria region. Long known as a center for making the beautiful majolica ware, Deruta is still famous for its ceramics, which are exported worldwide. The local clay was especially good for making pottery, and production began in the early Middle Ages. It reached an artistic peak in the 15th and early 16th century, with highly characteristic local styles making Deruta the city where the finest Italian majolica is produced!

DETAILS
Approximately 10 hours
Wheelchair accessible
Kid-friendly tour
Suggested starting time 8:00am
Available everyday

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