Trip Type : Small Group Tour
Secret Italy tour
Assisi Perugia Secret Italy Trip

Secret Italy

Voyages Jules Verne
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Travel Style: You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level: Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level: 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Premium - 4 star
7 days
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Overview

Highlights

  • visit San Francesco church for Piero della Francesca's fresco cycle 'Legend of the True Cross'
  • visit to Assisi, including the 13th-century Basilica of St. Francis
  • See the highest waterfall in Europe
  • The most beautiful Renaissance palace in Italy and its art treasures

Short Description

Of course each region of Italy has its own history and immense cultural heritage, each rivalling many individual countries. With so much focus by visitors on the most famous cities such as Florence and Venice, much remains relatively undiscovered and rewards quiet exploration. We have chosen Assisi as a convenient and atmospheric base for expeditions both within Umbria and to Tuscany and Le Marche, coordinated and accompanied by a private art collector. Visit lesser-known towns of remarkable history and art on day trips by private taxi with the opportunity to enjoy the fine local cuisine.

Assisi itself is picturesquely situated on the slopes of Mount Subasio in beautiful Umbrian countryside, a tiny unspoilt Medieval gem of architectural and artistic beauty. Assisi's appearance has hardly changed since the Middle Ages and it retains the spiritual tranquillity of St. Francis who lived there some 800 years ago.

Small groups are usually defined as between 10 and 24 travelers, often less. If you're the kind of person who enjoys more intimate experiences and personal service this is a good choice. All else being equal you will pay a premium for this style vs a larger group tour.
Trip Type Small Group Tour
See all the highlights and popular spots on a classic tour.
Itinerary Focus Classic Highlights
3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards.
Lodging Level Premium - 4 star
Flights & Transport Airfare included
Start City Perugia
End City London

Destinations

Italy

Cities & Attractions

Assisi Perugia Rome

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Trip Includes

Air travel, UK departure taxes, overseas airport taxes, transfers, entrance fees, 7 nights' accommodation, breakfast daily, 2 lunches and 2 dinners, itinerary as described, services of a guide and local representatives.

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Itinerary

Day 1 Depart from London Stansted to Perugia. Transfer to your chosen hotel in Assisi for seven nights. Evening visit to the Assisi home of your tour host who will accompany your daily trips. While enjoying an aperitif, he will describe his collection of Roman, Byzantine and Medieval art.

Day 2 Morning visit to Assisi, including the 13th-century Basilica of St. Francis, decorated with frescoes by Cimambue, Giotto, Lorenzetti and Martini, and other Franciscan churches. Special Umbrian dinner of traditional dishes with local wines. (B, D)

Day 3 Travel to Arezzo to visit San Francesco church for Piero della Francesca's fresco cycle 'Legend of the True Cross', the Romanesque church Pieve di Santa Maria, the Cathedral, San Domenico and Piazza Grande. At Monterchi, see Piero's 'Pregnant Madonna' and at Sansepolcro his 'Resurrection'. (B)

Day 4 Picturesque drive through Valnerina to San Pietro in Valle, an 8th-century Romanesque Abbey with remarkable Lombard sculpture and 12th-century frescoes. Continue to Marmore Falls, the highest waterfall in Europe, and the beautiful Lake Piediluco for a boat ride and fish lunch overlooking the lake. (B, L)

Day 5 A scenic journey to Urbino for a guided tour of the Oratory of St. John the Baptist with its cycle of 15th-century frescoes by Salembeni, then the Palazzo Ducale, the most beautiful Renaissance palace in Italy and its art treasures. Return via Gubbio to view its Palazzo dei Consoli. (B)

Day 6 Stopping for coffee at Lake Trasimeno, a scenic drive through Tuscan countryside to the charming village of Pienza with its Renaissance centre and museum containing the world-famous 14th-century cope of English embroidery. Continue to the lovely Romanesque Abbey of Sant'Antimo and afterwards enjoy a celebratory Tuscan lunch. (B, L)

Day 7 Free day. A local expert presents a selection of Umbrian wines at your host's home with buffet supper. (B, D)

Day 8 Return flight to London Stansted. (B)

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Flights & Transport

Airfare included

Group Size:

Small Group - 24 max

Maximum Number of People in Group: 17

Accomodations

Dei Priori - Assisi
In a perfect position in the very heart of Assisi, near the main piazza, Hotel Dei Priori is a 3-star historic hotel, converted from a 15th-century palazzo (the remains of a Roman well are also visible). It is comfortable and elegantly furnished offering fine Umbrian and international food in its restaurant. 34 air-conditioned rooms with private facilities, hairdryer, safe, mini-bar and satellite TV. WiFi (free).

Residenza d'Epoca San Crispino - Assisi
A 14th-century historical palazzo in the centre of Assisi, close to the Basilica of St. Clare. Due to the small property, breakfast is served at the bistro opposite and reception is open until late afternoon with a 24-hour contact phone number thereafter. 7 spacious air-conditioned suites decorated with antiques and art work featuring private facilities, hairdryer, safe, mini-bar, tea/coffee making facilities and satellite TV. WiFi (free).

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