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Assisi: Hot Air Balloon Ride with Breakfast & Wine Tasting

1. Assisi: Hot Air Balloon Ride with Breakfast & Wine Tasting

Fly over the valley of Assisi in a hot air balloon and land at the famous town of Saint Francis. The area is dotted with ancient villages, surrounded by vineyards and olive groves. A true feast for the eyes and the soul. Finish your experience with a wine tasting and a delicious breakfast at a famous local winery. Meet at a local winery and walk through the olive groves, or take a 1-minute minibus drive to the take-off site. After a safety briefing, climb into a hot air balloon piloted by one of the world’s most experienced pilots. Feel the excitement as your balloon gently lifts up. Relax, take photos, and watch the beautiful landscape unfold below. After your approximately 1-hour hot air balloon ride, enjoy a smooth touchdown and step back onto solid ground. The fun continues back at the local winery, where you will enjoy a great Umbrian-style breakfast. If you are not opposed to drinking a bit of wine before midday, you may even like to sample some of the excellent wines.  

Assisi: 3-Hour Guided City Walk

2. Assisi: 3-Hour Guided City Walk

After meeting in the city's main square, you will be welcome to purchase a cup of coffe before heading out for your city walk. Throughout the city walk you will have a professional photo session in various unique places throughout Assisi, with your guide creating a personal photo album for you. Starting from the main square, your guide to tell you the stories that founded the square and the buildings that compose it, such as the ancient temple of Minerva, the Town Hall, and the frescoes. Once finished with the city center your group will decide together where to go and what to do based on your collective interests. Your choices will be the Basilica of St. Francis and the Church of St. Clare, the medieval structures and medieval lifestyles of various structures in the city and La Roca Castle, wonderful views of the city and panoramic views hidden in various alleys throughout the city, and unique off-the-map places in the city.

Perugia: Pasta and Tiramisu Class

3. Perugia: Pasta and Tiramisu Class

During this private lesson, you will learn how to prepare 2 pasta recipes and the tiramisu dessert from scratch. Your Cesarina will reveal the tricks of the trade of these iconic recipes. Have fun putting your cooking skills to the test and amaze your friends and family once home with an Italian meal! This experience is suitable for families with children of all ages.

Assisi: Organic Winery Tour with Tastings & Typical Food

4. Assisi: Organic Winery Tour with Tastings & Typical Food

This is a tour for wine lovers who want to taste the features of natural and authentic wines, while trying local fare and enjoying the fresh air on Mount Subasio's slopes. On your guided tour of this family-owned, organic winery, you'll get an inside look at the full production cycle, from vineyards to bottle. Then, you'll taste five different organic wines, each paired with hot bruschetta, a selection of typical Norcia salami and local cheeses with jams and organic balsamic vinegar.  * The pickup and drop-off is not included.

Assisi: Authentic Hands-on Cooking Class

5. Assisi: Authentic Hands-on Cooking Class

Learn to cook like a local in a typical countryside home in Assisi and get hands-on help preparing your own lunch or dinner from a local chef. Enter the home of your cook and teacher. Learn to prepare a refined menu of Umbrian and Italian recipes, using fresh produce and raw materials from the local market. Start the lesson by learning how to prepare the dough for ravioli, which are dumplings composed of a filling sealed between two layers of thin pasta dough. Once the work is completed, enjoy a meal which includes also an appetizer and a second course in a relaxed atmosphere with your friends, family, and your host. Learn how to combine the local recipes with fine Italian wine, which you will taste. After the lesson, receive a copy of all the recipes prepared so you can replicate the dishes for your friends and family back home.

Assisi: Organic Balsamic Vinegar, Olive Oil & Wine Tour

6. Assisi: Organic Balsamic Vinegar, Olive Oil & Wine Tour

Begin your tour with pickup in Assisi city center, then drive to the countryside to discover an organic family winery, old vineyards and olive groves, and a local balsamic vinegar facility. Through this expeirence, you will learn the real difference between organic and conventional farming and the products of organic farms. During your visit, see where balsamic vinegar and wine is made, from the pressing machines to the aging room and the bottling machine. After the visit, relish a guided tasting of balsamic vinegar, extra virgin olive oil, and 5 different organic wines paired with hot bruschetta, a selection of typical cheeses and salami, and homemade biscotti with the sweet wine. While you enjoy your wine, you will be able to gaze at the breathtaking views of the Valley of Assisi. The tour concludes with drop-off in Assisi city center.

Assisi Wine Tasting Picnic

7. Assisi Wine Tasting Picnic

Picnic in the vineyards of a family farm and wine producer, located just 875 yards (800 meters) from the Basilica of Saint Francis, one of the most important UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Italy. The Mencarelli family has been producing fine wines and extra virgin olive oil for decades, and on this 2.5 hour lunch tour you will walk through their deep green vineyards, and learn about the wonderful world of Umbrian wines. A guided wine tating makes you know the production. All around will be blue sky, ripe grapes, dusky olive groves, and centuries-old oak trees. Armed with a complimentary map, stop at information boards to learn more about wine and viticulture. Then, under the veranda of the vineyards, a picnic basket will be waiting just for you! Enjoy a glass of SAIO Assisi wine and sample typical Perugia bread, with extra virgin olive oil, pecorino cheese, cured meats from the Subasio Mountains, traditional Umbria Torta al Testo (a salty cheese bread), and Umbrian cookies. All wine glasses, place mats, plates and cutlery will be provided.

Perugia: Market Tour, Cooking Class, and Name Your Recipes

8. Perugia: Market Tour, Cooking Class, and Name Your Recipes

Try food shopping at a local market and traditional food shop along with your expert host. See the amazing produce and get inspired about the ingredients you’d love to experiment with. After choosing your ingredients, head back at your host's home in order to create and name two of your very own recipes. Using the 3-5 staple ingredients that captured your imagination, immerse yourself in a private cooking class. With expert guidance, you will learn how to prepare your chosen ingredients and make two of your own Italian creations.   Cultivate your creativity and confidence in the kitchen by adding an Italian flair to your dishes. Then, taste everything you have prepared accompanied by a selection of red and white local wines.

Umbria: Bike & Wine Tour

9. Umbria: Bike & Wine Tour

Set off on a relaxing ride through the Umbrian countryside of medieval villages, fortified castles, and peaceful fields. Indulge in a traditional lunch with wine tasting at the end of your tour. Start from the hamlet of Torre del Colle and descend to the walled Roman town of Bevagna. Ride along the cobbled streets that trace the ancient amphitheater and then out into the Valle Umbra. Next, enjoy a ride through the lush, mostly flat fields all the way to a family-run organic winery. Climb a 300-meter (1,000-foot) hill to be rewarded with a wine tasting and homemade lunch at the winery before heading back to the starting point.

Assisi: Organic Wine and Cheese Tasting

10. Assisi: Organic Wine and Cheese Tasting

Learn about the differences between conventional and organic wines during this tasting activity. Sample several delicious local kinds of cheese paired with organic wine. Taste the wines from one of the oldest organic wineries in Assisi, where you will learn about its history and winemaking. See the fifty-year-old vineyards and enjoy a stroll through the grounds and olive groves. During the tasting, learn the main differences between the organic and conventional winemaking process and taste 5 Assisi DOC and Umbria IGT organic wines, paired with different traditional plates, like warm bruschetta with Extra Virgin Olive Oil, cheeses with jams and balsamic vinegar, and typical Umbrian desserts. the Umbrian kitchen. As you sip on your wine, enjoy beautiful views of the valley and soak up the peaceful atmosphere.

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What people are saying about Umbria

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 73 reviews

This was a great way to spend time with a local person and their family! We learned to cook a recipe but, more importantly, our host opened her house and her family to us, we chatted about everything under the sun and we had a great evening! Highly recommended! Thank you!

Gabriel,our tour guide took us around the beautiful streets of Assisi,sharing all his knowledge and history of the city and its main characters.We found the 3 hours tour a valuable experience which was enriched by his insight.

We absolutely loved the tour! It was perfectly planned, equipped, and executed. The locations where Daniele took us were truly unforgettable. We will be back and this time for longer! Thank you!!!

this was a last minute booking and it was perfect. giuliano was friendly, knowledgeable, energetic, and clear. he is very proud to be a local in assisi.

Yes the Tour Guide was the best Tour Guide I have ever had very knowledgeable and very personable you are Lucky to have him