Private Umbria Treasures: Perugia, Assisi And Trasimeno Lake - Florence

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 12 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    8:00 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Pick Up at 8.00 am at the hotel in Florence, if centrally located. In case the Hotel is not located in Florence city center we will arrange the pick up in a location in F.. read more
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Delve deep into the rolling Tuscan countryside and discover centuries of Italian history on this private day trip to Perugia and Assisi from Florence. Admire Lake Trasimeno from the fortress walls of medieval Passignano sul Trasimeno. Explore the 8th-century Etruscan origins of Perugia, where High Renaissance painter Raphael worked. Walk in the footsteps of Italys patron saint St Francis of Assisi in the lowlands beneath Mt Subasio. In Assisi, marvel at top city highlights such as the UNESCO World Heritagelisted Basilica of St Francis.

Highlights

  • Private guide for a more personalized experience
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included

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Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Rocca di Passignano, Passignano Sul Trasimeno, Province of Perugia, Umbria

Be captured by the emotions of the natural scenery of the lake immersed in the green of cane thickets and surrounded by hills covered with olive trees, by a harmony emanated from old fabrics of the city of rare beauty, by the serenity generated by the powerful beauty of the spiritual places. Crossing the Tuscan countryside, the first town we meet is Passignano sul Trasimeno, a small medieval hamlet with city walls and a beautiful fortress, a famous tourist resort and a magical location to viewpoint onto the enchanting lake and islands.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Palazzo dei Priori, Perugia, Province of Perugia, Umbria

After this visit, you proceed through evocative landscapes until you reach the hill on which the ancient city of Perugia rises. Evidence of its Etruscan origin is preserved in the travertine walls and in the well located in the village centre. Perugia is one of the popular Italian cities of art, with a beautiful square in which you can admire real architectural jewels like the superb Palazzo dei Priori (1293-1443) and the splendid Cathedral (1345) placed beside the Loggia (1423), and one of the masterpieces of sculpture with an invaluable artistic value (13th century), the elegant Fontana Maggiore (1275).

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli - Porziuncola, Assisi, Province of Perugia, Umbria

The excursion continues until reaching the beautiful places where the patron saint of Italy, Saint Francis of Assisi (1181- 1226) lived, worked and died. On a lowland at the foot of Mount Subasio, the hill on which Assisi rises we first visit the Basilica of Santa Maria degli Angeli, built around as a protection of the famous little church of the "Porziuncola", where Saint Francis acknowledged his vocation and founded the Order of the Minor Friars. In this place, even Santa Chiara began her monastic life. Here you can also see the "rosebush without thorns", which continues to grow only in this magic place and that, according to a legend, originated from the contact of the Saint with a thorny bush

Duration: 1 hour 45 minutes

Stop At: Basilica inferiore di San Francesco d'Assisi, Assisi, Province of Perugia, Umbria

After the lunch break, you reach the centre of Assisi. Here you will have free time to explore this beautiful and magic place. Breathe the special atmosphere of serenity and joy that this city emanates and you will understand why the delegates of the main religions in the world have chosen it as symbol of Peace
Please note that the order of the visits may change


Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes

Itinerary:

Please note: Please list any special interests you have (art, architecture, history, culture) at the time of booking to alert your guide in Assisi, so that your guide can prepare for your private tour.

Inclusions

Hotel pickup and drop-off

English-speaking driver

Transport by private vehicle (Mercedes for 1 to 3 people or minivan for 4 to 8 people)

2-hour Assisi tour with expert guide (if selected option)

Exclusions

Gratuities

Guide Service in Perugia

Food and drinks

Headphones during St Francis of Assisi visit

Entry/Admission - Rocca di Passignano

Entry/Admission - Palazzo dei Priori

Entry/Admission - Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli - Porziuncola

Entry/Admission - Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Customers wishing to tour the inside of St Francis of Assisi must hire headphones for commentary, at an additional fee

A dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements

Not wheelchair accessible

Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

We need to know the customers Hotel name to organize the pick-up

The English speaking driver leads the Customers providing general introductory information. He is not allowed to lead a guided visit inside a city center, nor to provide historical and artistic information inside museums or churches

We suggest wearing comfortable shoes

This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Traveler Reviews

  • 07-Oct-2019

    We were met at our living quarters in Florence by our driver, Carlo, who was personable, friendly, knowledgeable, fluent in English, and an excellent driver. We had a very pleasant drive in a luxury car to a lakeside town by Lake Trasimeno with pleasant views in a calm, quiet setting - away from the throngs of Florence. Then off to the old city of Perugia where we enjoyed the ancient buildings, the beautiful countryside from a hilltop and stopped for pastries and expresso, at a charming outdoor cafe. And finally we arrived in Assisi where we were dropped off at the point of highest elevation of the old city and strolled downhill towards the big cathedral, stopping at museums displaying beautiful medieval art, and enjoying lunch at one of the many restaurants along the main street. The cathedral housed the original ancient stone church of St. Francis where visitors can immerse themselves in the spiritual atmosphere of the site where St. Francis once preached. The only thing we would have changed on this tour would have been to arrange for a tour guide inside the city as our driver was not meant to be a tour guide (as expressly stated in the tour description on the Viator web site). In hindsight we think we would have had a deeper understanding and appreciation of the history of Assisi if we had the benefit of a guide to explain in greater detail many of the unique things we were seeing. We thoroughly enjoyed talking with Carlo as he drove us around Umbria, gaining valuable insights about Italian culture.

  • 17-Sep-2013

    It was a perfect day! Perugia was beautiful, Assisi was fantastic, our driver Paul was everything we could have wished for! The car was spacious and comfortable and we enjoyed our private tour very much!

  • 03-Jul-2013

    Very good tour overall
    The guide was very knowladgeble
    Covered all our expectation
    The driver excellent and courteous