Umbria Tour

  • Days: 6
  • Nights: 5

Programme

1st Day: Arrival in Assisi

After you arrive at either the airport in Florence or Rome, you will be led by a private bus to a 3 star hotel located in Assisi’s centre or in immediate surroundings. Later, with a guide, you will visit the gothic Basilica of S. Chiara and the city’s center square or piazza.

2nd Day: Deruta – Todi

After breakfast at the hotel, you will go by bus to the charming town of Deruta, a renowned site for high quality hand-painted ceramics. You will be given a behind the scenes glimpse into how these beautiful objects are made. After, the tour will proceed on to a beautifully gothic styled church and then to an art museum that houses one of Perugino’s frescos. Then we will travel by bus to Todi, break for lunch, and reconvene for a tour of this Roman and Etruscan rooted city. We will visit many interesting monuments spanning between the Gothic period and the Renaissance. Through the journey, you will be able to discern the ruins of the city’s walls that were built in the VIth century. After the tour, you will be returned to the hotel for dinner and an overnight stay.


3rd Day: Bevagna – Montefalco

After breakfast at the hotel, we will travel to the beautiful and archaic Bevagna by bus. Here you will get a feeling for what life was like in the Middle Ages as medieval professions are resurrected for the public. Then you will change periods, as Roman life is resurrected in this same fashion. By viewing sumptuous vestiges of thermal baths and temples you will be able to understand how spectacularly the city flourished during the imperial era. After lunch, you will be driven to Montefalco where you will view its well preserved medieval center and some interesting churches built in Roman, Gothic and Renaissance styles. The most important of these is the San Francesco which houses some sublime frescos painted by the famed Florentine, Benozzo Gozzoli. Following the tour, we will return to the hotel in Assisi where dinner and an overnight stay awaits you.


4th Day: Spello – Foligno – Nocera

This day will be dedicated to greediness. After breakfast, you will go by bus to Spello. After a guided tour of the city, we will head to a winery where you will discover how to make both wine and olive oil. Then, you will be able to sample 4 different varieties of wine while eating a homemade bruschetta appetizer. After this nice break, you will continue toward Foligno, a city that is often regarded as the prettiest in Umbria. Finally, you will reach Nocera and visit a Norceria where you will savour some of the finest cooked meat, typical of this town. Following, you will be returned to the hotel for the evening.


5th Day: Perugia

After breakfast at the hotel, we will depart for the history rich Perugia. Despite its abundance of historical remains, Perugia is much less touristic compared to Florence or Siena. So with more of the city to yourselves, you will better be able to relax, enjoy, and sightsee.

6th Day: Departure

After breakfast at the hotel, you will have some free time for a last minute stroll in Assisi. Then a private bus will transfer you to the airport wherein our services end.


Services included

- full board starting with dinner on the 1st day and ending with breakfast on the 6th day (except lunch on day 4)
- 3 star hotel accommodations; room with private services (hotel is rated according to the Italian standard)
- private bus for the tour (including parking and tax access to the art cities)
- half day guided tour of Assisi (02h30) on day 01
- half day guided tour of Deruta (02h30) on day 02
- half day guided tour of Todi (02h30) on day 02
- half day guided tour of Bevagna (02h30) on day 03
- half day guided tour of Montefalco (02h30) on day 03
- full day guided tour of Spello, Foligno, and Nocera (6 hours max) on day 04
- wine tasting at a winery on day 04
- tasting of cooked meat in Nocera on day 04
- full day guided tour of Perugia (6 hours max) on day 05
- a personalized booklet with all relevant information necessary for your stay
- our assistance throughout the whole stay
- all other services specified in the above program

Services not included

- beverages
- entrance fees for monuments
- city tax to pay directly on spot
- all services not specified in the above program