Umbria Tour in Perugia, Todi and Deruta
Guided one day tour in Umbria with private sedan and minivan and English speaking driver for visiting Perugia, Todi and Deruta.
Private tour in Umbria with transportation with private driver from Assisi, Perugia, Cortona, Trasimeno lake area, Orvieto, Todi, Spoleto, Gubbio, Spello, Montefalco, Bevagna, Siena, Montepulciano, Arezzo, Florence, Montalcino and from all Umbria and Tuscany.
- Private daytrip in Umbria visiting Perugia, Todi and Deruta from all Tuscany and Umbria with private English speaking driver and transportation
- Scenic itinerary through the beautiful Umbrian countryside
- Learn all about the history of Perugia, Todi and Deruta and view the beautiful art and architecture
- The best of these Umbrian hill towns strolling their charming streets and squares and enjoying amazing views of Umbria
- Behind the scene: Deruta, fine art ceramic
This is the green Umbria, heart of Italy, with its small hill villages, with its gentle and harmonious landscapes, and with its craft shops and its traditional cuisine, and this is a private day tour in Umbria with car service and English speaking driver for visiting three towns that well represent the spirit of this region; Perugia, Todi and Deruta.
Driving along the scenic route, which runs along the Tiber river, the tour in Umbria starts in the wonderful town of Todi. With its town walls, its typical alleys, its churches and buildings, which have remained unspoiled and well preserved from the Medieval period, Todi is a perfect combination of the admirable human work, and the extraordinary natural setting of the Umbrian countryside. Piazza del Popolo, the central square of the village, is a magnificent complex of Medieval buildings, and the view from Piazza Garibaldi over the Tiber valley will leave you breathless.
Along the road to Perugia, tour in Umbria will then stops in Deruta, a beautiful village from where the bells and towers soar above the many craft workshops specializing in the production of ceramics and pottery, for which Deruta is very famous and well known. During your tour in Deruta there will also be the possibility to visit a local pottery workshops, learning all the secrets of this ancient activity and admiring the beauty of this fascinating art.
The final stop of the tour in Umbria is 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 Perugia, Todi and Deruta is a private tour available from all Umbria and Tuscany: Assisi, Cortona, Trasimeno lake area, Orvieto, Spoleto, Gubbio, Spello, Montefalco, Bevagna, Siena, Montepulciano, Arezzo, Florence, Montalcino, Trevi, Foligno, Città della Pieve and the areas of Perugia and Todi.
- 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
- Visit of a pottery workshop in Deruta
- Local tour guide for walking tours (on request)
- Traditional Umbrian lunch (on request)
Perugia: Founded by the Etruscans in the IX/Xth Century BC, 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 Paolo 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
Todi: The name Todi means “Border City”, in that it runs along the Tiber river, which, during the period IV – VIII Century, was the border between the Etruscans and Umbrians. Inevitably it came under the rule of Rome, to become an important centre of great interest for civic and religious buildings. In the Middle Ages it became a free municipality, and so a lordship ruled by the noble family Atti. At the end of the Middle Ages, Todi, as many other Umbrian cities, became part of the Vatican State, ruled directly by the Pope. The poet and writer, Jacopone, was born in Todi, one of the first writers of 1200 to write vulgar (ancient Italian language). The town is also closely linked to the Italian hero of resurgence, Giuseppe Garibaldi.
Do not miss! Piazza del Popolo, Cathedral, San Fortunato Church, Santa Maria della Consolazione Church.
Deruta: Deruta is one of the most famous places in the world for pottery. From the XVII Century the production of ceramics in Deruta reached its peak, continuing then in the following Centuries to refine and perfect the product, a product which today is considered one of the best at international level. Many of the shops are of antique origin, and still retain the craftsmanship and tradition which are characteristic of the product. At the same time, the research for new designs, new patterns and colors, add value and interest to this extraordinary product.
Do not miss! Ceramics and Pottery workshops.