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Assisi: Market Tour and Meal in a Local Home

1. Assisi: Market Tour and Meal in a Local Home

Uncover the secrets of the Italian cuisine on your travels through Assisi in the company of a local chef who will share with you their family recipes which have been passed down through generations. Start your experience with a visit to the local market. Soak up the unique atmosphere of an Italian food market and learn how to recognize the best products by sight.  When you return to your cook’s home, attend a private cooking demo where your cook will share the secrets of her family cookbook while preparing one of the dishes right in front of you. Sit at an authentic Italian table and enjoy a 4-course seasonal menu including starters, pasta, main course with a side dish, and dessert. Sip on your choice of water, red or white wine, or coffee. Feel the warmth of Italian hospitality as you connect with local people.

Pic nic Deluxe Assisi for 2 and wine tasting 5 wines

2. 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.

Assisi: Walking Tour with Basilica of Saint Francis Ticket

3. Assisi: Walking Tour with Basilica of Saint Francis Ticket

Explore the rich culture and history of Assisi, the birthplace of one of Italy's most famous patron saints, Saint Francis, on a guided walking tour. Along your way, marvel at long-standing Roman ruins and admire the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Basilica of Saint Francis of Assisi up close. Walk through the town's oldest quarters, marveling at the ruins of the Roman amphitheater that still stand strong today. These ruins are perfectly integrated between the medieval houses that are still inhabited by locals today. Then, admire the city from a different vantage point from the medieval Rocca Maggiore. Afterwards, stroll through the town to visit the Cathedral of San Rufino. Here, learn about Saint Francis' baptismal in the cathedral and take your time walking under its impressive and historic arches. Next, see the Basilica of Santa Chiara and the Piazza del Comune, which is the main square of the city. Here you can admire the Temple of Minerva, one of the best preserved Roman temples in Italy, surrounded by some impressive medieval government buildings. Finally, walk through the splendid Basilica of Saint Francis of Assisi with your guide. Perched atop a hill overlooking the surrounding landscape, the basilica's many archways, open squares, and stunning 13th and 14th-century frescoes will stay imprinted in your mind.

From Florence PRIVATE: Historical Umbria, Assisi and Orvieto

4. From Florence PRIVATE: Historical Umbria, Assisi and Orvieto

Discover Umbria, one of Italy’s true hidden gems, during this full-day tour that will take you into the green heart of the country. Visit Assisi, a UNESCO World Heritage site and discover its rich history which dates back to the Roman age; learn about its most illustrious citizen, Saint Francis, during a 1,5-hour walking tour. Enjoy a typical Umbrian lunch served in a beautiful location in Asissi. The next stop will be Orvieto, founded in 1290 and probably designed by Arnolfo Di Cambio, it is one of the most famous monuments of the Romanesque-Gothic Europe, offering a comprehensive overview of Italian art. Enjoy your free time as you like, visiting the churches, the famous well, wonder around or just have a seat and enjoy a glass of wine in front of the amazing Duomo. Also significant to the Roman era are the Arch of Drusus, the Roman House and the Roman Theatre.

Assisi: Market Tour and Home Cooking Class with Meal

5. Assisi: Market Tour and Home Cooking Class with Meal

Go shopping in the vibrant local market with a friendly host, and learn how to recognize the best produce of Italy. After you buy some fresh ingredients, you'll head straight to your host's home for an immersive cooking session. Learn how to prepare three of the most authentic local recipes and taste the fruit of your labor accompanied by a selection of local wines. You will have a workstation equipped with utensils and all the ingredients required to make the dishes. Experience the warmth of Italian hospitality and return home with something more than just souvenirs — classic Italian cooking knowledge that will stay with you for life.

Orvieto & Civita di Bagnoregio Private Tour from Rome

6. Orvieto & Civita di Bagnoregio Private Tour from Rome

Escape the hustle and bustle of Rome for a day and tour the lovely small towns of the Etruscan area north of the Eternal City. Traveling by private Mercedes minivan, your first port of call is Orvieto, built on top of a plateau of tufa stone, half-way between Rome and Florence. Boasting bags of charm, and one of Italy's most beautiful gothic cathedrals, admire the façade of this historic monument, completely decorated with mosaics. Orvieto is also known for its white wine and outstanding foods and olive oil, and a stop at a country-style restaurant will introduce you to some of these taste sensations. Continue to Civita di Bagnoregio, sitting on a plateau of tufo stone just like Orvieto. The town can only be reached by a footbridge, and the plateau is slowly deteriorating, so that the town might not be there for much longer. You can also visit a winery to sample superb Umbrian wines, exemplified by the hillside towns of Orvieto and Assisi.

From Rome: Assisi and Cascia Full-Day Tour

7. From Rome: Assisi and Cascia Full-Day Tour

The tour starts from your hotel, a chance to spend a delightful day out of Rome to visit Umbria, one of the most picturesque regions of Italy rich in vineyards, olive trees and the famous hilltop villages. One of the most famous is Assisi, an Unesco World Heritage Site. The mystic town of Saint Francis, surrounded by its ancient walls, was built on the green slopes of Mount Subasio and with its colorful houses of stone, narrow streets, flowering balconies and noble palaces provide beautiful views for memorable pictures (do not forget your camera). An interesting visit to St. Francis Basilica, with its early Renaissance masterpieces by Giotto and Cimabue, and the Basilica of Santa Maria degli Angeli. Umbria is the hometown of worldwide known saints; St. Francis the patron saint of Italy and founder of the Franciscan order, St. Clare founder of the order of St. Clare and equally famous St. Rita of Cascia. Born in Roccaporena in 1381, she is one of the most popular saints of the Catholic Church. Her related symbols are roses and figs. The Basilica was built in 1937 and consecrated in 1947. The Monastery where she lived for forty years was rebuilt in the 18th Century and houses the nuns of the Augustinian community. You may take a time for personal prayer.

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What people are saying about Assisi

Overall rating

5.0 / 5

based on 6 reviews

We were traveling from Rome and had a very limited time for stopping at Assisi. Alessandra was a wonderful guide, very accommodating and extremely knowledgeable. We spent wonderful couple hours with her, learned a lot, and took home with us beautiful images of Assisi. We are so glad we decided to do this tour. Thank you!

Just a Beautiful place the wine and food was only matched by the host. We bought lots of wine to remember the experience. need a cab to get there worth the trip.

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

guide was very good. was like a theological history professor. the group enjoy Eduardo;s tour

Excellent guide, prepared. Very very interesting and inspiring visit. Super indeed!