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Perugia: Old Town Walking Tour, Piazza IV Novembre

1. Perugia: Old Town Walking Tour, Piazza IV Novembre

Learn the history of Perugia Old Town on a walking tour for small groups. A local guide will show you through the events that took place in Perugia and that have shaped the city, from the Etruscans to the Romans, until the Papal dominations and the Middle Ages.  Dive into the historic square, Piazza IV Novembre, and admire the masterpiece of engineering and Gothic sculpture that is the Fontana Maggiore. Lose yourself in the splendid landscapes that the city offers and capture photos of the rolling hills and snowy peaks from Mount Subasio to Assisi.  Cross the main street while your guide unveils curiosities and anecdotes about the city, its characters, and some architectural elements that may go unnoticed. See the Etruscan Arch, built in the 3rd Century BC. Then go underground in the Rocca Paolina, a symbol of the power of the Pope in Perugia. Walk around the old fortress and see the exhibitions on display there.

Assisi 3-Hour Small Group Tour & St. Francis Basilica Visit

2. Assisi 3-Hour Small Group Tour & St. Francis Basilica Visit

Explore Assisi on a 3-hour walking tour with a guide who will tell you about the history, art, and local traditions of one of the most famous hill towns of Italy. Meet your guide and head to the ruins of the ancient Roman amphitheater, which was later put to use in the Middle Ages as a quarry for stone to build local houses. See how the amphitheater later was turned into a private neighborhood. From this vantage point, the view of the Rocca Maggiore medieval castle is one of the best in the city. Continuing along narrow alleys and through medieval squares you’ll reach the Cathedral of Saint Rufino Cathedral, the Basilica of Saint Claire, and Piazza del Comune, the main city square. At the square you’ll see the Minerva temple, one of the best-preserved Roman temples in Italy. It is surrounded by imposing medieval government buildings. The tour then continues on to the Saint Francis Basilica, which is well known for its 13th and 14th-century frescoes created by Italian masters of the time, including Giotto.

Assisi: 3-Hour Private Walking Tour and St. Francis Basilica

3. Assisi: 3-Hour Private Walking Tour and St. Francis Basilica

Explore the birthplace of St. Francis on this private guided walking tour of the historic city, and learn more about one of Italy’s most famous patron saints. Explore the oldest part of the city to admire Roman ruins that have been perfectly integrated into medieval houses, and are still lived in by locals. Go to Assisi Cathedral, dedicated to Rufinus of Assisi, and see the ancient stratifications of the church where Francis was baptized. Then, go to the Basilica of Saint Francis, the sumptuously decorated 13th-century double church built in his honor. Take an interactive and immersive guided tour of the church and the life of St. Francis, founder of the Franciscan religious order, which will be anything but dry and dusty.

Spoleto: Old Town Guided Walking Tour

4. Spoleto: Old Town Guided Walking Tour

Roman municipality, capital of the homonymous Longobard Duchy and later an important centre of the Papal States, Spoleto still fascinates today with its enchanting monuments, witness to a glorious past whose echoes reach down to us. The tour starts in Piazza della Libertà and, along the path, you will pass through the two ancient city gates, where the roman streets passed under. The via Flaminia, coming from Rome, passed through the arch of Monterone, built off mighty limestone stones to defend the city. Equally, the splendid arch of Drusus, built next to a roman temple, gives an idea of the monumentality of the gateway. Excavations have also mad it possible to see the ancient ground floor and make interesting discoveries, so its a must to pass through here. Strolling through the city streets you will arrive to Rocca di Albornoz, placed to dominate the city on top of a hill, it is still a key landmark of the city. Skirting the structure you will have the opportunity to enjoy one of the most fascinating views of Umbria, that of the bridge of Towers and of the woods surrounding Spoleto. Descending from the upper part of the city, tou will arrive at Piazza Duomo, where stands the church of Santa Maria Assunta, the Spoleto's Dome, in which romanesque style and renaissance taste manage to merge in a beautiful example of christian architecture.

Perugia 2–Hour Small Group Walking Tour

5. Perugia 2–Hour Small Group Walking Tour

Walk along the city walls dating from the Etruscan Age, get lost in the symbols carved by Nicola and Giovanni Pisano's into the Fontana Maggiore and find yourself fascinated by the many layers of the Rocca Paolina - Perugia's undergrounds. Perugia is a city full of charm and history. Every ancient gate, alley, piazza, palazzo and church will capture your imagination, and every museum and gallery will impress you with a sense of history, culture and art. Perugia is not just a stuffy old showcase of the ancient, it also has a young, vibrant and energetic feel. As the site of many festivals and concerts, the most important of which are the annual fall Chocolate festival and the summer Umbria Jazz festival, the city has a chic and urban atmosphere unmatched by other Italian cities.

Orvieto: 2-Hour Cathedral and Underground Tour

6. Orvieto: 2-Hour Cathedral and Underground Tour

Start your tour in front of the amazing facade. Listen to your guide as they share plenty of information about the mosaics, the sculptures and the history of the church before taking you inside the huge building. Visit every part of the church, with a special focus on the beautiful San Brizio chapel, decorated by the Renaissance artist Luca Signorelli. Take a walk in the heart of Orvieto to the underground area of Pozzo della Cava to discover the hidden part of the city. Here your guide will teach you how the rooms were used throughout history, and you will look down into the impressive 36-meter deep Etruscan well. After your underground tour, walk to the edge of the city. From the top of the cliffs, admire stunning views on the rolling hills covered with vineyards and olive trees, and see the medieval town. A short walk throug picturesque little alleys will take you back to Piazza Duomo, where your tour ends.

Guided Tour Assisi: with Saint Francis Basilica

7. Guided Tour Assisi: with Saint Francis Basilica

It's not all about St Francis on this guided tour on foot. Assisi is the most popular town of central Italy, where pilgrims and tourists arrive every year from all over the world. Realize that Assisi is an amazing site with an ancient history that goes far beyond Saint Francis, however. The tour stars from the main square Piazza del Comune and continues to Chiesa Nuova, St. Clare Basilica, and St. Rufino, which is the cathedral of Assisi. During this tour you will discover that Assisi was a shrine town many centuries before St. Francis. The tour will continue to St. Francis Basilica, a massive, 2-level church, consecrated in 1253. Admire the 13th-century frescoes inside, portraying the life of St. Francis. These frescoes have been attributed to such artists as Giotto and Cimabue. Tours are bilingual and conducted in Italian and English.

Perugia: Traditional Umbrian Food Guided Walking Tour

8. Perugia: Traditional Umbrian Food Guided Walking Tour

Welcome to the beautiful city of Perugia, known for its charming medieval architecture and most importantly for its delicious local Umbrian cuisine. Join us on our Walking Food Tour and we will take you on a journey through the city's best food stops. We will try the locally-known Umbrian bread, "torta al testo" which has been a staple in the region for centuries. This sandwich if we can call it that way, will be filled with local delicacies. You'll get to taste Umbrian prosciuttos beautifully paired with local red wine. Pecorino, is also included considering that it its a staple ingredient in many traditional Umbrian dishes. Our third stop is at a traditional trattoria, where you'll get to taste some of the most famous Umbrian dishes. From fresh pasta with local ingredients, this restaurant is sure to delight your taste buds with its authentic Umbrian flavors. Finally, we'll end our tour on a sweet note at a gelateria or a patisserie, where you'll get to taste some of the best gelato in the city. From classic flavors to a pick-me-up coffee! As we walk through the charming streets of Perugia, you'll get to learn about the history and culture of this beautiful city, as well as the traditional foods that have been a part of Umbrian cuisine for centuries. Join us on this tour and discover the true flavors of Perugia.

Assisi: Organic Winery Tour with Tastings & Typical Food

9. 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.

Orvieto: Private Walking Tour with the Cathedral of Orvieto

10. Orvieto: Private Walking Tour with the Cathedral of Orvieto

Step back in time as you explore the streets of Orvieto with a local guide on this walking tour. Uncover the ancient origins of this town. Let your guide reveal how history has shaped the art and architecture of this town. Meet your guide in amid the palace, tower, and cathedral in Piazza del Duomo. Stroll to the 14th-century Gothic Cathedral of Orvieto. Enter the cathedral to admire the vibrant and colorful frescoes and mosaics inside. Head to the historic well of Pozzo di San Patrizio to view its two helical ramps that are in a double helix shape. Hear the facinating story behind this well from your local guide. Climb to the top of the medieval Torre del Moro tower. Admire stunning views of the town, the cathedral, and the surrounding countryside.

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4.8 / 5

based on 98 reviews

The meeting point was a bit unclear. If I hadnt heard other English voices saying the meeting point was around the corner - I might have missed the tour. Nevertheless the tour was very good, not too long and I saw places I probably wouldn’t have found by myself.

I struck gold - thanks to Chiara for a wonderful tour and a walk around her city. I learnt a lot, enjoyed her company very much and feel lucky to have spent time with a true local who has a love of her home. Thanks Chiara.

Claudia was a great guide, very knowledgeable about the city and great company overall. Thanks Claudia, we had a wonderful day in Assisi!

Beautiful city to explore away from the usual maddening crowds of more popular Italian towns. Highly recommend!

Great walking tour filled with history both old and new.