From a religious pilgrimage site to a famous film setting, this full-day tour takes you through the rolling green hills of Tuscany and Umbria to discover the artistic jewels of Assisi, Cortona, and Perugia.
Cortona is a delightful hilltop town of ancient origins that’s bursting with architectural treasures and spectacular views of the surrounding area. The movie, Under the Tuscan Sun, was filmed in Cortona in 2003.
Assisi, the birthplace of San Francesco, stands atop a hill overlooking a valley covered in vineyards. Enjoy a guided walk along the winding streets, following in San Francesco and Santa Chiara’s footsteps, to discover the historical and artistic treasures of this medieval town.
In the Basilica of San Francesco d’Assisi, you’ll admire Giotto’s frescoes of the life of San Francesco as you learn about the history of this important spiritual center. You’ll have some free time to explore the town.
The tour ends in Perugia, where you’ll have the opportunity to take a stroll through the old town along trails that wind among the 5 historic districts of the city – Porta Sole, Porta Sant'Angelo, Porta Santa Susanna, Eburnea Gate, and Porta San Pietro.
Perugia, founded by the Etruscans, is rich in monuments, including La Fontana Maggiore and the Arch of Augustus, the Palazzo dei Priori, and the Rocca Paolina.
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