Visiting Passignano, Lake Trasimeno, Perugia, Gubbio, Assisi, Spello, Orvieto, Civita di Bagnoregio, Marmore’s Falls and Spoleto
Exploring Medieval Umbria
Arrival in Rome or Perugia airport. On arrival private transfer to your Hotel in Foligno. Since check in is normally in the afternoon, we will stop for a half day excursion in Beautiful Spello, one of the most fascinating medieval towns in Umbria. We enjoy further free time before we make our way to the hotel. Arrival in Hotel, Welcome drink and accommodation in reserved rooms. Dinner
Today our full day excursion will take us to Perugia, the cosmopolitan and international capital of the region. Perugia was founded by the Etruscans around the seventh century BC. The centre is one of the largest in Italy and the main monuments of the city dates back to the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. We will have enough time to see the main highlights of this city before we enjoy personal free time for sightseeing, shopping and lunch. In the afternoon we will visit one of the most interesting and scenic among fishermen’s village around lake Trasimeno shores. Dinner in hotel
Our full day excursion today will take us towards one of the best preserved medieval cities in Italy, the beautiful Gubbio. Gubbio is renowned for its many historical monuments and offers visitors an unforgettable glimpse into the intricate network of narrow streets. At the center of the city stands the majestic Palazzo dei Consoli. Here, one can find various objects of historical and artistic value, such as the famous Tavole Eugubine, seven bronze plates dating back to the third century BC on which the ancient Umbrian people left one of the most important epigraphic evidence of Antiquities. In the afternoon, we make our way towards. On our way back to Foligno we will make a stop near in a wonderful wine estate . It is not only a winery but also a masterpiece of master Arnaldo Pomodoro, a famous architect and sculptor. Here you will visit the cellar that is inside the “carapace”: a hard shell to protect a precious wine! Tasting of three wines (Sagrantino wines). Dinner in hotel.
Today our full day excursion will take us to some important cities in Umbria. First we visit Assisi, birthplace of St Francis. Here we will see the Unesco World Heritage Site, the Basilica of St Francis and other attractions that make this city unique. In the afternoon we will visit the precious Porziuncola, the tiny little church preserved in the huge basilica of Santa Maria degli Angeli where Saint Francis died. Back to the hotel in the afternoon and dinner!
Today full day excursion will take us to Orvieto. The site of the city is among the most dramatic in Europe, rising above the almost-vertical faces of tuff cliffs that are completed by defensive walls built of the same stone called Tufa. We will first visit the Underground Tunneling system (extra), a long kept secret with labyrinths and caves and tunnels all lying beneath the surface. Their spectacular nature has also yielded many historical and archeological finds. We will then proceed to the Pozzo di San Patrizio (extra), an enchanting well built by orders of Pope Clement VII. We will also visit the Albornoz Fortress (extra), the Duomo and other sites this city has to offer. We will also have enough time for lunch (extra). We will later make our way towards Civita di Bagnoregio, listed as one of the most beautiful villages in Italy. We will walk through hundreds of years of history and enjoy some free time for personal sightseeing before we make our way back to our hotel.
Full day excursion today will take us Spoleto, known to be an important Roman colony. We will see the Duomo, considered to be the most attractive landmark of the town. Here one can find various paintings, including a fifteenth century A.D. painting belonging to Filippo Lippi. At the top of the hill we find Ponte delle Torri, a medieval masterpiece, standing 220 meters high. In the afternoon another gem, the Marmore’s Falls (entrance extra). The Marmore’s Falls were created by ancient Romans and are considered to be the highest man-made waterfalls in Europe. We will enjoy our time in this natural park whilst walking through various pathways, some taking you around the park, some leading to the top of the falls, others leading past a tunnel and towards an observatory – a rain coat is suggested since there’s a good possibility you may get wet! We later have free time to enjoy lunch at the park’s restaurant and to continue exploring this incredible site.
Departure after breakfast, transfer to the airport and end the services.
PRICE IS INCLUSIVE OF:
Transfer in private bus GT as per program from Airport pick up on the first day till airport drop off of the last day including tourist bus check point tax and parking fees in Perugia, Assisi, Spoleto, Orvieto (at the moment), 6 overnights in double room in hotel 3 star in Foligno, half board basis in hotel, welcome drink on arrival in Hotel, entrance ticket to Marmore Falls, wine tasting in wine estate, 1 person free of charge in double room (21° is free), assistance UmbriAction.
City tax not included (to be paid on spot at check out). City tax is a municipal tax in Italy and only in some towns is due