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Umbria: Perugia and Assisi

Umbria: Perugia and Assisi - Wine and Tours by Enocuriosi

Umbria, called the Green Heart of Italy for its natural parks, is a region rich in history, culture, spirituality and tradition. 

 

Situated in the center of Italy, this region has an incredible variety of landscapes including forests, lakes and waterfalls.
The countryside is characterized by its gentle hills with sunflowers, lavender and picturesque cypresses leading to the ancient houses, beautiful homes surrounded by olives trees and vineyards. The extra virgin olive oil produced here is among the finest, while the Umbrian wines, of which eleven DOC and two DOCG, are famous all over the world. The quality of these wines is the result of a millennial culture which has adapt the agriculture to different environmental conditions, but also the result of important innovations that have invested Umbrian viticulture in the last fifty years.
The cities of Umbria, all easily visited on foot, are authentic medieval jewels with a wealth of attractions and immersed in a fascinating landscape.
Perugia is the capital of the region and a renowned tourist center for the richness of its artistic heritage, but also for the events that the city promotes, including the music festival Umbriajazz, the gastronomic festival Eurochocolate and the International Journalism Festival, one of the most important of the editorial and journalistic landscape. The city is also home of the one of the most important Italian University and the University for Foreigners, cultural hub of incredible vitality that helps to create the multi-cultural atmosphere that you breathes. Assisi and Gubbio, the two villages where St. Francis and St. Clare lived, are important religious centers, a favorite destination for many pilgrims. Gubbio, built with limestone blocks, is the oldest center of Umbria and has maintained both in buildings and in the streets its medieval appearance. Among the attractions to visit in Assisi, in addition to the Basilica of San Francesco with frescoes by Giotto and the Church of Santa Chiara, there are the Temple of Minerva, the Palace Capitano del Popolo and the Rocca Maggiore, just outside the walls of the city. The splendid town Orvieto, perched on a tufa, offers to the visitors a rich historical and artistic heritage, from the Cathedral, the Castle and the Pozzo di San Patrizio, the Palazzo del Popolo and the Papal Palace: after the visit of the monuments you can have  a break in one of the typical restaurants to taste the products of this land. In Spello and Todi, elegant medieval towns that overlook the beautiful valley of the Tiber, you can wander in the narrow streets breathing an atmosphere of old times. 
A natural setting not to be missed is that of Marmore Falls, with a drop of 165 meters, where the roar of the foaming waters joins fascinating plays of light: here you will be able to live intensely the pristine nature enjoying the feeling of peace and beauty or descending the river Nera practicing rafting. Finally, around the shores of the Lake Trasimeno, the fourth Italian lake for size, located on the border with Tuscany, you can admire charming villages and castles lying on a natural amphitheater. 


Prices per hour (not per person) from Siena 

1/2 pax 45 €
3 pax 50 € 
4 pax 55 € 
5/6 pax 60 € 
7/8 pax 65 € 

from Florence 30 € extra
from Livorno 65 € extra
from Pisa 65 € extra 
from Lucca 65 € extra
from Rome 135 € extra

Cost includes: visit and wine tasting in wineries present in our list, driver in english or spanish, pick up and drop off, gas, van with air conditioning, taxes and the meals for the driver.

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