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Guided Tour of Cascia

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Guided Tour of Cascia

Explore the city of St Rita, a spiritual journey in a village surrounded by nature

Choose the beauty of Cascia on the Colle Sant’Agostino, the Umbrian village known as the focal point of the life and works of St Rita. In the company of our qualified guides you’ll explore the lively hilly territory of the Valnerina and upon your arrival a statue of St Rita will welcome you into the village, which was an important political, cultural and economic hub in the past.

Your tour will begin with the Collegiata di Santa Maria, also known as the Chiesa di Santa Maria della Visitazione. There are two large portals on the outside of the building, while inside it is simple but elegant in style and houses numerous works of art. The next church, the Chiesa di San Francesco, has an external facade with a lovely large rose window and a large portal, while inside you can admire numerous frescoes, including a painting depicting ‘L’Ascension’ (The Ascension) by the famous Niccolò Pomarancio.

In the highest part of the village is the characteristic Santuario di Santa Rita, where you can observe and venerate the body of the Saint, kept in a precious crystal case. Attached to the basilica is the ancient Chiesa della Beata Rita: you will be astonished by its interiors, which are mainly decorated with bright and colourful frescoes.

We will also see the Monastero di Santa Rita, where the Saint died at the age of 76 and the Chiesa di Sant’Antonio Abate, with its numerous, glorious cycles of 15th-century frescoes.

To conclude the tour of the village of Cascia we’ll see the interesting 17th-century Palazzo Santi, currently home to the Museo Civico. Inside you will find archaeological remains and works of art that have played a prominent role in Cascia’s past.

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  1. 1
    Collegiata di Santa Maria
  2. 2
    Chiesa di San Francesco
  3. 3
    Santuario di Santa Rita
  4. 4
    Monastero di Santa Rita
  5. 5
    Chiesa di Sant'Antonio
  6. 6
    Palazzo Santi

Recommended clothing

We will be moving mostly on foot so we recommend comfortable clothing, sun glasses or a hat for the sun in warmer times of year, and a anorak or a warm hat in the colder seasons.


Certified guide.

Not included

  • Entrance tickets to paid sites or museums are not included. Entry will never be obligatory and we will agree any visits involving entrance fees with you in advance.
  • Snacks or various accessories are not included (such as audio guides).


The activity will last about 2.5 – 3 hours, depending on the pace of the group and the availability of the guide.


  • Italian
  • English
  • German
  • Spanish
  • French
  • Dutch
  • Russian


You can enjoy this experience throughout the year.


This activity is also suitable for children.

Pet policy

You can enjoy this experience in the company of your four-legged friend.


Get ready to learn and have fun.

Impaired mobility

The activity is also suitable for people with motor or other disabilities. In any case, we invite you to discuss your needs with our staff. If you find out that the experience is not suited to you (or others in your group) we will be happy to offer you an alternative activity or a full refund.

Additional information

  • This activity lasts half a day, so lunch is not provided. In your itinerary you can still select the lunch option, above your timeline. We will be able to recommend one of the best places to eat when you return.
  • We strongly advise you to bring a camera to take photos of the spectacle of nature that will appear before you.


  • You can enjoy this experience in any kind of weather. Some points of interest, however, may be outdoors, so it might not be possible to visit them on bad weather days. The guide will evaluate the weather conditions 48 hours before your tour and, in the event that some monuments/attractions cannot be visited, we will notify you promptly. You can choosewhether to proceed with the tour, replace it with another activity or receive a full refund of the price paid.
  • This activity is subject to our operators’ availability. We have a large selection of collaborators capable of leading this activity, but if on the day you selected we do not have operators availabile, we will immediately, or in any case within 48 hours of booking, suggest an alternative activity you might wish to do or the choice of receiving a full refund of the price paid.
  • The times shown in the program are indicative and may vary according to your requests or those of the other participants in the group. These are always and in any case previously agreed with our staff or with the guide.


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Cancellation policy

If you cancel the reservation for this activity up to 24 hours before the event we will refund you 100% of the price.

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