Top 10 Attractions
Discover the Top 10 attractions The Assisi, with Irro Charter
Top 10 attractions in The Assisi, with Irro Charter
Assisi is a municipality situated in the province of Perugia, in Umbria, central Italy. It is commonly recognised in the boot-shaped peninsula as the city where St. Francis stayed and prayed, and Assisi still bears witness to the legendary lifestyle of the saint. For this reason, it is usually regarded as a spiritual destination, but any tourist with a passion for art, culture and natural scenery is sure to be mesmerized by its beauty! When you are planning to visit Assisi with a group, then Irro Charter is your bus company partner.
As a bus operator with more than 50 years of experience, Irro Charter is your professional and versatile bus charter partner in Europe when it comes to planning your journey. We have a wide fleet of new tour busses in various sizes and amenities. You can take advantage of our services and book an airport shuttle or charter bus for your sightseeing tours, or a high-quality VIP tour bus for your business trips. Our Irro Charter Charter Bus Team is always at your disposal and is happy to offer you a customized rental bus service. Only let us know and ask for your personal Irro Charteran charter bus service.
If you're wondering which places you can visit in Assisi, here are some suggestions from the bottom of the list. Keep in mind that our Irro Charter Airport Shuttle and Tour Bus Coaches are the best way to travel around the city easily and safely.
Assisin Saint Claire
Basilica di San FrancescoIt may be one of the most popular basilicas in Italy and a must-visit for any visitor with a passion for religion or art. The Basilica of St. Francis is very wide, so there is a path that is usually suggested: from the lower square along the lower church, then to the tomb of St. Francis, then to the cloister of the Sixth IV and the upper church, and finally to the upper square from which tourists can contemplate the beautiful skyline of Assisi. The churches are brimming with marvelous art in various fashions, like Giotto's frescoes – a must!
Tempio di MinervaSituated on one of the most beautiful squares in Italy, as well as the focal point of Assisi 's politics and nightlife, Piazza del Comune, Tempio di Minerva is a temple dating back to ancient Rome that was subsequently converted to serve the Christian faith; now it is the Church of St Mary above Minerva. The entire façade, including the six Corinthian columns, is original, which means that they have lasted more than 2,000 years! This temple bears witness to the Roman civilization which acquired Assisi in 295 BC and later became a Roman municipality.
Basilica di Santa ChiaraStretched on two sides by flying arches, the Basilica of St Clare is adorned with pink and white stripes of stone from the nearby Mount Subasio. With a single nave and two small chapels, the construction of the church is simple, with a bell tower rising behind it. It bears the name of St. Clare, the other saint who lived in Assisi and helped to make this city popular in Italy and abroad.
Rocca MaggioreWith stories of Rocca Maggiore dating back to 1174, this place is one of the best spots outside of central Assisi where visitors can enjoy a stunning view of the city while visiting another historic building. Located on the top of the hill above Assisi, Rocca Maggiore allows all its tourists to enjoy a panoramic view of the city and the Umbrian valleys below, extending all the way from Perugia to Spoleto. There are permanent displays inside the medieval building that display what life was like in the Dark Ages.
Palazzo del Capitano del PopoloDating back to the second half of the 13th century, this palace used to be the center of local politics as well as the residence of the so-called People's Captain. It was redesigned in very twentieth-century fashion in 1926 and the ground floor was decorated with paintings depicting medieval careers by Adalberto Migliorati. It also has a 47-metre-high tower that used to house the Captain 's family and now stands as another example of the medieval standard of Assisi.
Assisi Basilica Saint Mary
Cathedral di San RufinoSt. Rufin's Cathedral is dedicated to the patron saint of the city and is also the duomo of Assisi. Located in the north of the city of Umbria, it rises to the peak of the site that used to be the Roman town hall of Assisi, the ancient Roman equivalent of what is now called Assisi. The façade is both a masterpiece and an epitome of Umbrian Romanesque architecture, and its tripartite arrangement anticipates the three naves through which the inner space divides – a truly majestic creation to be seen!
Eremo delle CarceriLocated at 800 meters above sea level, on the slopes of Mount Subasio, Eremo delle Carceri is another significant stage in the life of St Francis. In fact, this is where the saint used to retire in order to devote himself to contemplation. Located only five kilometers from Assisi itself, it is surrounded by a thick vegetation that enhances the spiritual quality of the area. The name includes the Italian for "hell" since its dungeons housed first the hermits and then St. Francis and his companions who lived an austere life in solitude.
Basilica di Santa Maria degli AngeliThis is the place where St Francis spent some time in his life listening to the Word of God and founded the Order of Friars Minor in 1209. St Francis restored the decrepit church that used to be located here and gave it to the Benedictines to make it the nucleus of his newly founded fraternity. Today it is one of the most popular basilicas in Italy, and a must when visiting central Assisi!
Via San FrancescoAny tourist who happens to be in Assisi can not overlook the street that takes its name from St. Francis, the city's most famous saint. Starting from the Basilica of St. Francis, Via San Francesco will take walkers through the meanders of its fascinating history. There is, for example, Palazzo Giacobetti, a noble palace dating back to the 17th century and containing some interesting books, such as the Bible of St Louis of Toulouse, with beautifully made miniatures, as well as St Francis' own Laudes Creaturarum, the first example of Italian literature.
Foro RomanoThis ancient Roman forum is presented as a subterranean counterpart to the new medieval square in Assisi. In ancient times, the forum was the fulcrum of any action, be it economic, political or religious.
Your Irro Charter’s tour bus driver will pick you up from Assisi Airport or any other location in and around Assisi to get you to your destination. With our airport shuttle it will take around 15 minutes to get inside Assisi city center. Hiring an own bus with driver and an Airport shuttle is the best option for group travel. If you intend to visit Assisi, hiring your own coach and driver is a relaxing, safe, flexible, and comfortable way to travel. Whether you need to accommodate a large group or just a small family group, as a charter bus rental bus company with more than 40 years of experience, we have the tour bus fleet, drivers, and knowledge to make your trip to Assisi a full success. If you need more information or would like to receive an offer, contact our Irro Charter team now.
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