This morning travel to Assisi, home of St. Francis, the patron saint of Italy, and founder of the Franciscan order. En-route, visit Cascia and Norcia; towns located in the remote Italian province of Perugia. Cascia nwas the home of Saint Rita of Cascia recognized for the various miracles attributed to her intercession, and is often portrayed with a bleeding wound on her forehead. We will visit the Basilica di Santa Rita.
Afterwards, travel to Norcia, and visit the Basilica and Monastery of St. Benedict. Upon arrival in Assisi you will have a short introductory tour of the city, where you will see the Roman ruins, winding medieval streets and sacred shrines that make Assisi’s culture.
Enjoy dinner in a local restaurant this evening. Overnight in Assisi.
(Breakfast and Dinner Provided)