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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.

Assisi: Organic Winery Tour with Tastings & Typical Food

3. 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.

Perugia: Pasta and Tiramisu Class

4. 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 Balsamic Vinegar, Olive Oil & Wine Tour

5. 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: Organic Wine and Cheese Tasting

6. 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.

Umbria: Bike & Wine Tour

7. 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.

Pic nic Deluxe Assisi for 2 and wine tasting 5 wines

8. Pic nic Deluxe Assisi for 2 and wine tasting 5 wines

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 tasting of 5 wines 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

9. 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.

From Assisi and Santa Maria: Umbria Hills Wine Tour

10. From Assisi and Santa Maria: Umbria Hills Wine Tour

Departure from Assisi and driving through the Umbria hill's roads, cultivated with vineryards and olive groves, dotted with towers, villages and Medieval castles. The cultivation of the wines in this area dates back to the Roman era, meanwhile the Sagrantino DOCG was brought by Franciscan monks from Asia Minor. Visit one of the area’s finest wineries and cellars, where you'll meet the family winemakers and enjoy a guided tasting of Umbria’s famous varietals; white, Montefalco Rosso and Sagrantino. Experience the full flavor of the wine with organic olive oil bruschetta. Pick up from Assisi and Santa Maria degli Angeli hotels included.

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What people are saying about Umbria

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 73 reviews

This was one of the best experiences of our trip to Italy. When you first walk into Claudia and Francesco’s home, you can tell it belongs to a family in which food preparation and shared consumption hold great value. In addition to Claudia’s clear expertise in cooking traditional Italian pasta dishes, she and Francesco were amazing hosts for the entire class and dinner! They are such nice people, it was wonderful spending time with them talking about their family, many of whom contributed freshly grown ingredients for the meal, and our plans in Italy. The experience was less a simple instruction on cooking, and more an invitation to join Claudia and Francesco in the preparation and enjoyment of an intimate meal with friends (us being the friends, there were no others there). We walked away from the experience not only having learned several new cooking techniques and recipes but gaining two new friends.

It was my first visit to Assisi and i am absolutely blown away by how knowledgeable my guide Gabriel was! I was so lucky to have him walk me through the history, architecture and art of the city which I really appreciated. He has also kindly brought a camera with him to help me take some pictures during the tour! I would highly recommend this tour for anyone who wishes to dive deep into the past of the city and to learn how to appreciate the beauty Assisi has to offer. Thank you again Gabriel!

We were picked up on time by a family member of the winery in a car in Assisi and taken straight to the winery. The winery tour and information was very good. But best of all was the tasting and the warm treatment by the family. We felt more comfortable than ever on a tour. It was so personal and heartfelt. We will remember the good times forever. We can warmly recommend the tour.

Beautiful scenery right beneath the Basilica of Francesco di Assisi. Friendly owner who makes the winetasting an experience you would love to repeat right away. You can taste 5 different wines produced by the family and wander through the vineyards to experience the true feelings of a “wine pilgrim”.

A wonderful experience. The whole family enjoyed it. Umbria from the air is unsurpassed. Above all, professional staff with a pilot infuse an absolute sense of security. Excellent breakfast. I definitely recommend it