Assisi Car Service
|Perugia S.Francesco Airport||City Centre|
|Rome Fiumicino Airport||City Centre|
Rates may vary according to hours required and distance travelled. Please contact Elite Limousines for an accurate quote to your requirements. All rates are inclusive of chauffeur gratuity and fuel surcharge. Other transfer rates are available on request. Additional Information - Please note all rates are indicative. For an accurate quote, please contact Elite Limousines on +39 347 6428915. Surcharges may apply according to time of day, day of the week, local public holidays or special events, please check at time of booking. Indicative rates quoted may vary according to currency fluctuations and do not include waiting time, parking, tolls or telephone charges. All time based journeys will be charged by the hour from the time the vehicle leaves the local office to the time it returns. Further terms and conditions may apply, please see our terms and conditions page below for details.
Assisi is a small medieval town perched on a hill in Umbria, the heart of Italy. Famous as the birthplace of St. Francis, Assisi holds religious, historical, and artistic significance. Periodical exhibits and fairs enrich the visitor's experience. Definitely take the time to walk among Assisi's medieval houses and shops. Most of the cobblestone streets and alleys will take you to the basilica of St. Francis. Please be quiet as you visit this multi-level structure as it still is a place of prayer for many. It's a good idea to rent the audio guide to appreciate the artistic and historical significance of this unique church. The walls and ceilings of the upper church are embellished with frescoes of the Giotto school; the lower sanctuary contains the tomb of St. Francis.
St. Francis' life and work inspired great artists - Giotto, Cimabue, Andrea da Bologna, and Simone Martini among them - and their works in the basilica dedicated to him have told his life story to the faithful for eight centuries. But amid the treasury of art that Assisi holds, don't overlook its atmospheric medieval streets and the outstanding castle atop this Umbrian hill town.
The impressive basilica built over the tomb of St. Francis of Assisi in the early 13th century is one of Italy's - and the world's - most important pilgrimage destinations. Pope Gregory IX laid the first stone the day after St. Francis was canonized, on July 17, 1228. It is really two churches, the lower one with heavy Late Romanesque vaulting and the upper one with the same floor plan, but soaring vertical Gothic lines. Completed in 1253, it is the oldest Gothic church in Italy. The basilica suffered extensive earthquake damage in 1997 and was not re-opened until 1999, but the damage was confined to the upper church.
There are flights to Perugia (less than 1hour drive to Assisi), making the town an appealing destination for a weekend break, or a starting-point for a tour of this part of central Italy. Alternatively you can arrive in Rome Airport where Elite Limousines arrange Private transfers to Assisi with a bespoke limousine service with professional Chauffeur.