the clichè is living in the pope country a common religious experience.
we want to introduce you the italian religious orders that went beyond the ortodox christian experience.
meeting with your didicated driver and dispatch towards the southern part of tuscany or the southern part of umbria.
arrival in monte oliveto maggiore (tuscany) or assisi (umbria):here s. francis and s. bernardo were protagonists and founders of a different way to live religion.
trip the breathtaking monasteries, the native villages of these saints and breath the middle ages.
a nice wine and oil tasting will wait for you after the history!
monte oliveto maggiore:
when exploring the beautiful area of southern tuscany close to siena, you will visit the abbey of monte oliveto maggiore. it is situated in a beautiful position between typical forms of eroded soil and a forest of cypresses and oaks.
the abbey was founded in 1313 by sienese bernardo tolomei who retired in this isolated place, property of his family, after he converted to benedictine order. some years later he began the construction of the abbey. the structure as you see it today has been completed during the following centuries.
it was the birthplace of st. francis, who founded the franciscan religious order in the town in 1208, and st. clare, the founder of the poor sisters. nowadays assisi is a popular destination not only for religious trips, but also for the history that the city has witnessed during the centuries. the basilica of san francesco d’assisi is the most important site to visit while in town.
at the end of the trip, sit back, unwind and enjoy your 2-1/2 hour drive back to your hotel in rome. the duration of your trip is about 10 hours and you can expect to be back at your hotel at 6:00pm, depending on local traffic.