(minimum 6 persons)
Journey beyond the modern highways and large cities and discover the real Italy, where small ancient visits are just waiting to be discovered. A tour that unveils the religious architecture of Umbria and the wines and local products of Tuscany.
From Hotel 6.30/7.15 am
From Agency 7.30 am
Leaving Rome in a northerly direction, driving along the Tiber Valley, we reach ORVIETO, a small town of Etruscan origins where we stop to admire the magnificent 14th century cathedral, a masterpiece of gothic architecture. The tour continues through the green Tuscan Hills covered in olive groves and vineyards. This is the land of some of Italy’s best known D.O.C. (quality controlled) wines, which include Orvieto, Chianti and Brunello di Montalcino. Lunch too will be of traditional local dishes. In the early afternoon, having driven along the shores of Lake Trasimeno, we reach ASSISI, built at the foot of Mount Subasio. Here, during a guided stroll through the lanes of this historic town, you will see the Church os St. Claire, St Francis’ birthplace, his childhood home, Town Hall Square, with its People’s Palace, Roman Temple dedicated to Minevra and of course the Town Hall itself. Visit St Francis’ Basilica, close to the ancient walls, Assisi, we stop at the town of Santa Maria degli Angeli named after its church inside which, in the Chapel Chapel of Porziuncola, St. Francis died in 1226. Reaching Rome around 7.30/8.00 pm, you will be left in the vicinity of your hotel.
Length of the tour: Full day
*NB t is not permitted to enter churches in shorts, miniskirts or uncovered shoulders.
Runs: Monday, Thursday, Saturday - From April 1st to October 31st
Monday and Friday - From Nov. 1st to Mar 31st
Entrance fees: €65.50 + €29.50 = €95.00
(special prices for our guests)