Excursions in Tuscany

Assisi and Perugia, discover the beauty of Umbria region

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Assisi and Perugia, discover the beauty of Umbria region

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You will visit Perugia, the medieval capital city of the region of Umbria in central Italy, crossed by the river Tiber that ends in Rome. Perugia, covering a high hilltop, was one of the main Etruscan cities.

Perugia is a well-known cultural and artistic centre of Italy. The famous painter Pietro Vannucci, nicknamed Perugino, was a native and decorated the local Sala del Cambio with a beautiful series of frescoes; eight of his pictures can also be admired in the National Gallery of Umbria. Perugino was the teacher of Raphael, the great Renaissance artist. Another famous painter, Pinturicchio, lived in Perugia.

Today Perugia is also known as the universities town, with the University of Perugia founded in 1308, the University for Foreigners, and some smaller colleges such the Academy of Fine Arts "Pietro Vannucci" public athenaeum founded on 1573. There are two annual festivals and events: the Eurochocolate Festival in October and the Umbria Jazz Festival in July.

Perugia has become famous for chocolate that you will try in the beautiful “caffetterie” of the centre , mostly because of a single firm, Perugina, whose Baci (kisses) are widely exported. 

Following Assisi, the quiet retreat to visit the sacred town where St. Francis was born, lived, began his ministry and buried. His tomb is located in the crypt of the majestic Church dedicated to the Saint that also features cycles of frescoes attributed to Giotto. The rolling medieval streets and the city's silent prayerful aura will  leave you with a sense of spirituality unlike any other. Just a short panoramic drive will take you to also visit the famous Eremo delle Carceri, a small hermitage in a steep forest gorge, where St. Francis used to retreat to pray and contemplate with his fellow brothers.

GENERAL INFORMATION

Available: All year round. Rain or shine

Duration: 10 hours

Travelling time: 5 hours

 

INCLUDED IN THE TOUR

Luxury air conditioned vehicle

English speaking Driver Guide for the day at disposal

All local Taxes, gasoline, highway/parking tolls, driver's meal

 

NOT INCLUDED

Lunch

Admission fees where required.

 

 

 

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