Discover Saint Francis of Assisi and the Spirit of Umbria Tour
Join us for a week-long (7 days/7 nights) journey to discover the spirit of Umbria, the home of Saint Francis of Assisi. Wander authentic stomping grounds of the saint, as we endeavor to bring to life the spirit the man, his followers, and the extraordinary art made in his honor. Visit his basilica in Assisi with spectacular frescoes by Giotto, Pietro Lorenzotti, and Simone Martino and his tomb there, as well as the churches San Damiano, where Francis first heard God’s command, “Fix my church Francis,” and the majestic church of Saint Clare.
Enter the beautifully preserved church of the Porziuncola, given to Francis by the Benedictines to start his ministry and where he died. The 10th century church sits beneath the 17th-century dome of the church of Santa Maria degli Angeli. Discover Francis’ hermitage and stroll the forest that was a favorite haunt of the Saint. Visit Gubbio the land of the fable of Francis and the wolf. Visits to Norcia, home to Saint Benedict and much damaged in the earthquake of Oct 30, 2016, will again be included in our tour when possible. You’ll enjoy the culture, art, and extraordinary cuisine and wine of Umbria.
The pace of the tour will be relaxed with daily visits to hill towns, and religiously significant sites throughout Umbria.
• Stroll the medieval streets of Perugia, Assisi, Gubbio, and more;
• Discover the closed abbey of Montelabbate in a special private tour;
• Discover the art and architecture of the region’s splendid churches;
• Enjoy lively town festivals and open markets;
• Take in the spectacular views from farmland and vineyard to mountain vistas:
• All the while you will enjoy Umbrian cuisine – from extraordinary restaurants to home cooked meals
• Enjoy wine tastings at a local winery
Accommodations are at Palazzo Fiumi-LaPlaca, aWeekinUmbria’s restored 17th-century palazzo in the small hill town of Bettona situated between Assisi and Perugia. A variety of options for shared and private rooms are available. Palazzo meals will be held in the spacious rooms of the palazzo ground floor.
7 Day/Night Package includes: pick-up from airport, all tours, visits to museums, most meals, daily transportation, and return to airport. Airfare is NOT included.
$2500 per person for shared room, double occupancy
$350 surcharge for single occupancy
Minimum 4 people
Airfare is NOT included.
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