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Basilica of Santa Rita da Cascia

Basilica of Santa Rita da Cascia: Our most recommended tours and activities

From Rome: Cascia Spoleto Guided Day Trip

1. From Rome: Cascia Spoleto Guided Day Trip

Live the unique experience traveling the Region of Umbria, to visit one of its most beautiful and visited places of worship and join in the spirituality of this mystical place. Umbria is the hometown of worldwide known saints; St. Francis the patron saint of Italy and founder of the Franciscan order, St. Clare founder of the order of St. Clare and equally famous St. Rita of Cascia. Born in Roccaporena in 1381, she is one of the most popular saints of the Catholic Church. Her related symbols are roses and figs. The Basilica was built in 1937 and consecrated in 1947. The Monastery where she lived for forty years was rebuilt in the 18th Century and houses the nuns of the Augustinian community. You may take a time for personal prayer. The trip continues to Spoleto, a gorgeous Middle Ages uphill town; Etruscan and Roman Age buildings such as a theatre and an amphitheatre are located in the upper village. The Rocca Albornoziana houses 6 towers, beautiful frescoes and the National Museum. The 14th century Ponte delle Torri or Bridge of Towers is built on the remains of a Roman aqueduct and stretches across a gorge towards the Rocca. Spoleto kept the 1st century Ponte Sanguinario, "Roman Blood Bridge" Back to Rome at 7 pm approximately, drop off at your hotel.

From Rome: Assisi and Cascia Full-Day Tour

2. From Rome: Assisi and Cascia Full-Day Tour

The tour starts from your hotel, a chance to spend a delightful day out of Rome to visit Umbria, one of the most picturesque regions of Italy rich in vineyards, olive trees and the famous hilltop villages. One of the most famous is Assisi, an Unesco World Heritage Site. The mystic town of Saint Francis, surrounded by its ancient walls, was built on the green slopes of Mount Subasio and with its colorful houses of stone, narrow streets, flowering balconies and noble palaces provide beautiful views for memorable pictures (do not forget your camera). An interesting visit to St. Francis Basilica, with its early Renaissance masterpieces by Giotto and Cimabue, and the Basilica of Santa Maria degli Angeli. Umbria is the hometown of worldwide known saints; St. Francis the patron saint of Italy and founder of the Franciscan order, St. Clare founder of the order of St. Clare and equally famous St. Rita of Cascia. Born in Roccaporena in 1381, she is one of the most popular saints of the Catholic Church. Her related symbols are roses and figs. The Basilica was built in 1937 and consecrated in 1947. The Monastery where she lived for forty years was rebuilt in the 18th Century and houses the nuns of the Augustinian community. You may take a time for personal prayer.

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What people are saying about Basilica of Santa Rita da Cascia

This would have to be one of the best tours I’ve ever done!! For anyone who wants to see St Rita’s birth and resting place they must book this tour as it was the easiest and most enjoyable way to get there. With the help of Gianluca and Edda, who made sure we got to see everything we wanted in Cascia, we had the most incredible day. Their flexibility, patience and positive attitude were the absolute highlight of the trip, we can’t thank them enough for everything they did! 100/10 experience!

The best experience we had in Italy. Excellent tour led by our guides ( Fabi and Gian Lucca). Thanks to our guides for providing us with a beautiful tour of Cascia and Assisi. I highly recommend. 10 stars