Enjoy a full day of exploring the landscapes and artistic small towns Tuscany and Umbria offer with this private 10-hour trip to Assisi, Perugia and Cortona from Florence. Wine Tasting in the Tuscany or Umbria countryside included!Visit each city in a self-guided fashion at your leisure, with transportation taken care of.Upgradable with a local private licensed guide.Pick up and drop off will be at your accommodation in Florence.
Start after being picked up from your accommodation in Florence at 8am. A professional English-speaking driver with a private air-conditioned minivan will be with you during the entire day and since the tour is private you’ll be able to customize the itinerary.Wine Tasting in the Tuscany or Umbria countryside included!If you wish, you have the option to include a local private licensed guide in Assisi, Perugia and Cortona.You can also decide to go for a good lunch (not included) in a local restaurant in one of the towns, and your driver can easily take you there.The stops you’ll be able to make during your tour will be to visit Assisi, Perugia and Cortona.Assisi:It was the birthplace of St. Francis, who founded the Franciscan religious order in the town in 1208, and St. Clare, the founder of the Poor Sisters. Nowadays Assisi is a popular destination not only for religious tours, but also for the history that the city has witnessed during the centuries. The Basilica of San Francesco d’Assisi is the most important site to visit while in town.Perugia:The history of Perugia goes back to the Etruscan period. Perugia was one of the main Etruscan cities. The city is also known as the universities town, with the University of Perugia founded in 1308, the University for Foreigners, and some smaller institutes. There are annual festivals and events, the most important of those being the Eurochocolate Festival held in October.Cortona:Cortona is a very small medieval town located in the countryside of Tuscany. The original town is dated to an era that precedes the Etruscan conquest, but the appearance that the city has nowadays was gained several centuries later. The town, located hillside, offers a wonderful view of the surrounding areas, including a good view of Lake Trasimeno.At the end of the tour the driver will take you back to your accommodation in Florence.