1. Italy
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  3. Perugia

Cascia, Norcia and Marmore Waterfalls Full-Day Tour

Product ID: 32033
Enjoy a full-day tour in the fresh air of the Valnerina Valley and Sibillini Mountains, and visit the historic towns of Cascia and Norcia. Taste local produce, such as black truffles and wine, go to the Roman waterfalls of Marmore, and much more.
About this activity
Duration: 1 day
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Driver
Italian
Wheelchair accessible

Pickup included

Pick-up from hotels in Assisi
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the holy sites of Norcia and Cascia
  • Taste the local olive oils, cheese, ham, wines and truffles of Umbria
  • Explore the Roman-built waterfalls of Marmore and the valleys of the Valnerina River
  • Experience the fresh mountain air of Norcia in the Sibillini Mountains
  • Learn about Santa Rita and the origins of the Benedictine order at St. Benedict's birthplace
  • Car with double air condition
Full description
Experience the beautiful landscape of Umbria on a full-day tour of the Marmore Waterfalls, the Sibillini Mountains, and Valnerina Valley. Taste the black truffle, hams, and cheeses of Umbria, all Protected Designation of Origin (DOC).

Drive to the remote town of Cascia, home of the Augustinian nun Santa Rita. The former Roman town was destroyed in the 1st century B.C. by an earthquake. In medieval times it was sacked by the Byzantines and Lombards, and later occupied by papal troops to become a papal city.

Visit the home of Santa Rita in the nearby hamlet of Roccaporena, perched at an altitude of 2,320 feet (700 meters). Stop for lunch in Norcia, birthplace of the founder of the Benedictine order, St. Benedict, and see the Gothic façade of the Basilica of Saint Benedict, with a rosette and crests of the 4 evangelists that dates to about 1200 A.D.

Depart Norcia for the staggering Marmore Waterfalls. Among the highest in Europe, the waters cascade 540 feet (165 meters) down 3 terraces, the first (and highest) a drop of 272 feet (83 meters). The name derives from the calcium salts in the rocks that take on the appearance of marble.

The manmade waterfalls were constructed by the Romans in 271 B.C. to drain the stagnant waters of the Velino River’s swamps, directing them to the natural leaps of Marmore and on into the Black River. Built over 2,000 years ago, this is the largest manmade waterfall in the world.
Includes
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Parking fees
What’s Not Included
  • Guide (optional)
  • Tastings (optional)
  • Gratuities (extra gratuities should be paid directly to the winery, museum or restaurant, not the driver)

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Important information
Know before you go
Please note that your driver will provide basic information and point out key sights but this is a non-guided tour.

The tastings of local produce are optional and not included in the tour price.

From US$ 339.14 Per group up to 2

Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 7 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.8 / 5
  • Organization
    4.8 / 5
  • Value for money
    4 / 5
  • Safety
    5 / 5
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We were disappointed as the booking didn’t mention that it was a self guided tour or that the falls were closed. Important points as we had a car and could have done the driving. That said when it was voiced to the driver he suggested forgoing the last stop and substituting Assisi. He was awesome. Took us everywhere and more an made up for our initial disappointment. Tank you very much. We loved it.

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November 9, 2017

A very nice day in Umbria

We were met at the train station in Spoleto by Maurizio. He was our driver for the day. Once he found out my husband had an interest in monasteries he went out of his way to take us to several that were not on the tour. The town of Norcia was very quaint. Cassia is very small and really you don't need more than an hour here. Just beware that the tour of the old monastery was (for us anyway) totally in Italian. We really enjoyed the waterfalls. You can pay for a ticket to walk around the base of the falls or you can go across the street and take a small hike up to a great vantage point.

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September 13, 2015

Nosso interesse era de cunho religioso, e tivemos muita receptividade para alterar o roteiro, retirando Mármore e incluindo Espoleto e fazendo uma bela parada em Rivotorto no retorno a Assis. Élio, o nosso guia no dia, foi muito simpático. Recomendo o passeio.

October 7, 2019

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Product ID: 32033