Welcome to Umbria & Le Marche

The region scores highly on the artistic front, too, as the birthplace of Renaissance masters Raphael and Perugino, and sprightly composer Rossini. St Francis of Assisi, St Benedict and St Valentine all hail from here and make a spiritual pilgrimage to this area a profound one. So next time you glance at the map and your eyes alight on old-favourite Tuscany, why not press on east? You won't regret it.

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Small Group Tour of Assisi

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: Cattedrale di San RufinoAssisi Cathedral, dedicated to San Rufino (Rufinus of Assisi) is a major church in Assisi.Stop At: Basilica di Santa ChiaraThe Basilica of St. Clare of Assisi, realized with the typical pink stone extracted from the quarry of the Subasio mountain, contains precious frescos dating back to the period from the XIIth to the XIVth century.In the chapel on the right, along the unique nave of St. Clare of Assisi, finishing in transept and polygonal apse, you can admire the Crucifix which, according to tradition, would have invited St. Francesco in the church of St. Damiano in order to "reset up the Church"Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Chiesa NuovaChiesa Nuova.The Chiesa Nuova is a church in Assisi, Italy, built in 1615 on the site of the presumed birthplace of St. Francis, the house of Pietro di Bernardone. It was then called Chiesa Nuova because it was the last church to be built in Assisi at that time.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Santa Maria sopra MinervaThe Temple of Minerva is an ancient Roman building in Assisi, Umbria, central Italy. It currently houses a church, Santa Maria sopra Minerva, built in 1539 and renovated in Baroque style in the 17th century.Duration: 15 minutesStop At: Basilica Superiore di San Francesco d' AssisiIf the solemn and dark lower basilica invites penance and silence, the upper church soars into the sky, airy and bright.In a Gothic style with French influences, the nave has four bays, cross vaulting, and a polygonal transept and apse.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Basilica inferiore di San Francesco d'AssisiRecognised as a UNESCO World Heritage site, the basilica of St. Francis was built under the direction of Brother Elias, vicar general and architect of the order, starting in 1228, just two years after the saint's death, as a place designed to receive his remains.Duration: 30 minutes

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Assisi Private Walking Tour

Head for Monte Subasio on a 3-hour walking tour of Assisi and explore Italy’s famous pilgrimage site. Stroll the maze of medieval streets, and visit the Basilicas of Santa Chiara and St. Francis to see one of Italy’s largest collections of church art.Located on a gentle hill beneath the summit of Monte Subasio, the fabled Umbrian town of Assisi is the most famous pilgrimage site in Italy, a consequence of being the birthplace of Saint Francis. Born in the village of warm pink stone in 1182, Francis founded the mendicant Franciscan order to which he gave his name in 1210. Prior to his birth, Assisi had been settled by ancient Umbrian tribes, and later became a Roman town.Thanks to this rich history and blend of incredible architecture and art, it’s a multi-sided town. Discover all its facets on one emotional 3-hour walking tour, stopping to pay particular attention to the 2 churches of the Basilica of Santa Chiara, dedicated to the founder of the Order of Poor Ladies, and the papal Basilica of St. Francis, built between 1228 and 1253. Now home to the consecrated remains of the saint, the stunning monument is also said to have the best collection of art in any church of Italy, including frescoes and paintings by Cimabue, Giotto, Lorenzetti and more.

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Orvieto Private Walking Tour

Orvieto is an old town located on a tufa outcrop 300 feet above the gorgeous Paglia valley below. The city is mostly known for its Duomo (Orvieto Catherdral) and is considered one of the most architecturally important in Europe, for its Etruscan roots, and for the museums where one finds collections and displays that range over 2,500 years of history. During this tour you will walk through Orvieto’s charming, narrow alleys, and small squares. Your tour will be a very memorable experience, perfect for reflecting over while you enjoy an Umbrian meal and a glass (or two) of Orvieto Classico wine (not included).

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Orvieto's Underground Tour with Wine Tasting Lunch at Cantine Foresi

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: Umbria Con Me Day ToursTour of Orvieto underground caves and light lunch at Cantine ForesiStop At: Orvieto SotterraneaGroup tour of the underground caves for 1 hour.After the tour go to Cantina Foresi in Piazza Duomo near the cathedral for the lunch/tasting.Duration: 1 hour

$79.47 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Extra Virgin Olive Oil Tour with Lunch in Umbria

It is not only the italians’ favourite dressing, but it can be used also as hair tonic. Ladies, did you know that olive oil can be used to remove your make-up or to moisturize your skin? DIY lovers…you can use few drops of olive oil to polish your wood furniture.Not only for cooking then, a bottle of olive oil can be put together with the other potions in your closet. A visit to a traditional olive oil mill will definitely enrich your knowledge of this product. The producer will explain the production process from the olive picking to the bottled olive oil.Between October and November you could also join the pickers on the hillside at the bottom of the Subasio mountain and experience the traditional method and get the “green gold” on your own.A light lunch at the mill with the tasting of a variety of aromatic olive oils will be the end of your rural and bucolic day!

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Winemaker for a Day: Tour an Organic Winery

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Tili Vini Societa Agricolathe travels will enjoy a tour of the winery and a wine tastingDuration: 2 hours

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