Umbria Tour in Assisi and Perugia
Private day trip in Umbria visiting Assisi and Perugia with chauffeured sedan and minivan.
Sightseeing tour of Assisi and Perugia with transportation with private car service and English speaking driver from Siena, Florence, Cortona, Montepulciano, Pienza, Montalcino, Arezzo, Chianti, Orvieto, Todi, Spoleto, Spello, Gubbio, Deruta, Montefalco, Bevagna and from all Tuscany and Umbria.
- Private daytrip in Assisi and Perugia from Umbria and Tuscany with private English speaking driver and transportation
- Scenic itinerary through the beautiful Umbrian landscapes
- Learn all about Saint Francis of Assisi, visiting his hometown
- The best of Assisi strolling the town and visiting the stunning Saint Francis Basilica
- Perugia: learn the history of the main city of the region, enjoying its monuments and amazing views of Umbria
A day tour in heart of Umbria visiting Assisi, the Saint Francis birthplace, and Perugia, main city of the region, with English speaking driver and private car service.
The first stop of the tour in Umbria will be the Assisi, lying on the side of a hill overlooking a picturesque valley and gorgeous Umbrian landscapes. Town visit starts from the Basilica of San Francesco, which contains the tomb of the Saint Francis, and the magnificent Giotto’s frescoes, passing by the Basilica of Sant Claire (Santa Chiara) and the town square, where you will find the medieval town hall (Palazzo del Capitano del Popolo) and the ancient Roman temple of Minerva. Walking through the streets of Assisi, you will be able to experience the city and its charm, with an incredible sensation of peace and spirituality.
This area of Umbria is also very well known for the production of excellent extra vergin olive oil and cold cuts, for being one of the best places in Italy for truffle and for some of the finest Italian wines. The stop for lunch can be organized on a terrace with a beautiful view of the Umbrian landscape and it can include a wine & EVO oil tasting as well as a typical Umbrian menu with truffle, giving you a special insider view of the local products and cuisine.
The tour in Umbria will then stop to Perugia, main city and capital of the region Umbria, a city rich in art and history, and important cultural center with its ancient University from the XIII century. Town visit will start from the beautiful sculptural work of the Maggiore Fountain, passing by the cathedral and the Palazzo dei Priori, Town Hall and center of the city, ending your tour in Perugia strolling the elegant and refined Corso Vannucci with its chocolate shops, an activity for which Perugia is worldwide very well known.
Departure available from:
- The day tour in Umbria visiting Assisi and Perugia is a private tour available from all Umbria and Tuscany: Siena, Florence, Cortona, Montepulciano, Montalcino, Pienza, Arezzo, San Gimignano, Chianti (Radda, Gaiole, Greve, Castellina), Perugia, Assisi, Orvieto, Todi, Spoleto, Spello, Gubbio, Deruta, Bevagna, Montefalco, Trevi, Foligno.
- approximately 8 hours
- Qualified and professional English speaking driver
- Luxury vehicle (Mercedes-Benz or equivalent)
- Head office assistance and insurance coverage
- Complimentary water
- Wi-Fi on board
- Local tour guide for walking tours (on request)
- Traditional Umbrian lunch with wine and olive oil tasting (on request)
Assisi: Of Umbrian origin, the city developed and grew during Roman times, becoming an important economic centre of the region. After dark centuries of high middle age, the city became a free municipality, and it is exactly this period that saw the birth of Saint Francis (1182) and of Saint Chiara. After the municipality autonomy was lost, the city came under the command of several different families, until the XVIth Century, when it became part of the Vatican state, and up to 1861, the year in which it united with the newborn nation of Italy. In 1986, 2002 and 2011, Assisi was the location of three great meetings held by representatives of religions from all over the world.
Do not miss! Saint Francis Basilica, Porziuncola, Saint Claire Basilica, Piazza del Comune (Town Square).
Saint Francis: Born to a wealthy family in Assisi in 1182, and named Francesco, in honor of France, with whom his father had business dealings. He took part in the war between Assisi and Perugia, where he was captured and imprisoned. On becoming seriously ill, it was his father who paid for his release, and it was at this time, moved by the compassion towards the weak, the ill and the outcast, that his spiritual conversion took place. Stripped of his material belongings, he began a life of complete devotion to others, taking care of the poorest and needy, and preaching the word of God. Very soon other people joined him in ever growing numbers, and this led to the constitution of the Franciscan Order, and then approved by Pope Innocenzo III. He died in Assisi in 1226, and is today the patron saint of Italy. He is unanimously recognized as one of the most important and charismatic figures of humanity in its entirety.
Perugia: Founded by the Etruscans in the IX/Xth Century BC, it was one of the 12 state cities of the Etruscan league. In 295 BC it was conquered by the Romans, where centuries of prosperity, wellbeing and development followed. In 1139 it became a free municipality, ruled by consuls or priori, and in 1308 one of the first universities in the world was founded here. It was one of the main cities of the middle age, often in rivalry with Arezzo, Cortona, Siena and Florence, for the political and territorial dominance, until when, in the XVIth Century, it was conquered by Pope Paul III and became part of the Papal State. With the plebiscite of 1861 it joined the newborn united Italy.
Do not miss! Palazzo dei Priori (Town Hall), Museo nazionale dell’Umbria (National Museum), Maggiore Fountain, Rocca Paolina (Fortress), Corso Vannucci (Main Street), Perugina Chocolate Factory