Art, spiritual, breath-taking views, astonishing ancient cities and great wines. These are the elements that make Umbria a truly magical place. Our tour will lead you to discover Italy’s green heart across three cities: Spoleto, Assisi and Perugia.
Ancient capital of the Lombard Dukes, Spoleto will leave you breathless thanks to the richness of its architecture and fine arts from the mediaeval era that has been perfectly preserved across the centuries. A truly remarkable example of this is the “Duomo” with its grand façade displaying mosaics that were inspired from the Byzantine era; inside you will be able to admire the works of the famous painter Filippo Lippi. Every summer the Duomo is the home to the “Festival of the two worlds”.
In early afternoon we will follow the banks of the Lake Trasimeno, where from hear you will be able to enjoy the beautiful scenic views of the hills of Umbria which are coverd in green and will then reach Assisi of which is located on the base of “Mount Subasio”.
Asissi is the city of Saint Francis and of Saint Chiara, preserves that mystical and spiritual atmosphere that has made it today, World Capital of Peace and World Heritage.
Will head to the church of Saint Chiara and the “Piazza del Municipio” which plays hosts to the roman temple dedicated to Minerva from the Augustan era. Finally we will visit the “Basilica of San Francis”, restored in 1997 after a violent earthquake had inflicted severe damage to the building. The Basilicata is considered to be the spiritual and artistic centre of Assisi with its magnificent alfresco created by Giotto and Cimabue who have recreated the life story of the Saint.
We will then leave Assisi and head over to Perugia, the provincial capital of Umbria. Hear you will discover a city full of history and famous for its thin chocolate and for the numerous music concerts that are held within the city. The heart of the city you will find the “Palazzo dei Priori” home to the National Gallery of Umbria and right next door the “Piazza IV Novembre” with it “Cattedrale di San Lorenzo” and the “Fontana Maggiore” has been considered as one of the most beautiful mediaeval squares in Italy.
The Tour includes:
Local tourist guide in Italian, English (other languages on request)
Pick up from Port of Civitavecchia / Fiumicino Airport / Ciampino Airport / Railway Stations / Hotel in Rome, with minivan equipped for disabled people (round trip)
A dress code is required to enter places of worship. No shorts or sleeveless tops are allowed. The knees and shoulders must be covered for both men and women.