Visit the walled city of Assisi, which sits on the slopes of Mount Subasio, where Saint Francis made his home. First stop is Saint Francis’ Basilica, home to two superimposed churches. The Lower basilica is from the thirteenth century, lined with frescoes depicting the life of Saint Martin. The Upper Basilica is in Gothic style with frescoes by Cimabue, and Giotto depicting scenes of realism, the beginning of the Renaissance.
Next, visit the Gothic church of Saint Clare (Santa Chiara), with works influenced by Giotto. Next, enter the church of Santa Maria degli Angeli to tour the Basilica built in the sixteenth century on the site of the Porziuncola chapel along with the Cappella del Roseto and Cappella del Transito. A stop for lunch (on own) enjoying the great Umbrian specialties and then transfer to Gubbio on the slopes of Monte Ingino, where Saint Francis lived for part of his life. Visit to the churches of San Francesco, Santa Maria Nuova and Sant’Agostino both with frescoes by Ottaviano Nelli.
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