Enjoy one of the most popular destinations of Italy
My tours are ideal for visitors who want an overview of Italian little town by matching together different things such as art, history but also good food e wine.
I will give you a rather unique, highly personalised tour of Umbria with someone who was born here and who has always lived here! That's me!
Specially during this tour we will walk among Roman ruins, medieval churches and houses.
This tour indeed will show you two of the most charming hilltowns of central Italy. You will also enjoy 14th Century frescoes and Reanaissance paintings. It will be like to back to the past!
IMPORTANT: I may still be available even on days marked UNAVAILABLE depending on your timing, please contact me for confirmation;- I also get many last minute bookings, if my calendar says I am free then I am available
We will meet each other and start our walking tour of Assisi exploring its old Roman Ruins. We will see remains of the local Roman Amphitheatre and the beautiful Minerva Temple, which has one of the best preserved facades of Italy.
During our tour you will also experience the athmosphere of a medieval Italian hilltown by visiting local handicraft shops (pottery, carvings, embrodery, . . . ) and having a walk through typical little alleys. The focus of our tour there will be the Basilica of Saint Francis with its magnificent frescoes by Giotto (13th - 14th C. ), one of the most important artists of Italy in the Middle Ages.
After a lunch break we will move to Spello which is another really authentic hilltown of Umbria famous for its by flowers decoreted little streets. In Spello you will also enjoy Renaissance art by Pinturicchio a 15th Century painter who has also worked in the Vatican in Rome.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Assisi city centre or at your hotel
End location: Assisi city centre or at your hotel
Duration: 7 hours
For the transfer to Spello we will have a private van with driver
Estimated Local Cash Needed
30 Euros - The per person amount is actually up to you - That's what you might need for admission fees and a lunch-tasting. It is always a good idea to carry a decent amount of local cash such as 100 Euros per person. Just in case...
Most shops and restaurants accept credit cards but many older smaller restaurants/stores are cash only.
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Most enjoyable and informative day with Alessandra. The pace and agenda were flexible up to the moment to accomodate our family requests and continous questions. It was great to have a longtime locals perspective on many topics. Cultural conversations were engaging and interesting. We highly recommend Alessandra to others.