Discover two stunning hilltop towns, on a full-day trip from Rome. A private car with a professional english speaking driver will take you on a panoramic ride towards these two majestic towns in the italian region of Umbria. These cultural treasures are touristic highlights for people who want to enjoy the real italian countryside, art, history, good food and religion.
Every tour is scheduled and personalised by you to accommodate your desires but our suggestion is to start at 8:00 a.m. from your accomodation in Rome where your professional english speaking driver will be waiting for you to talk about your preferences and needs for the tour. At the end, ussually after 12 hours you’ll be brought in Rome and dropped off at your chosen destination.
You will spend a full day discovering the gorgeous region of Umbria, famous for its vast expanses of olive groves and vineyards. We’ll take the highway for our first stop in the town of Orvieto, situated at 120 km (75 miles) in the north of rome. Less than 90 minutes from Rome, Orvieto sits majestically high above the valley floor atop a big chunk of tufo volcanic stone. A visit here will reward you with a delightful, perfectly preserved, and virtually traffic-free world highlighted by a colorful-inside-and-out cathedral that is widely considered the most glorious example of Italian Gothic. Orvieto also boasts a rich underground world. The town sits atop a vast underground network of Etruscan-era caves, wells, and tunnels. Guided tours of the medieval caves offer a glimpse into how these ancient Italians lived, from the remains of an old olive press to a pigeon coop where the birds were reared for roasting. Even now, you'll still see pigeon (piccione) dishes featured on many Orvieto menus.
After lunch we’ll continue our journey in the rolling hills of Umbria where stands the exceptionally well-preserved medieval town of Assisi. Known primarily as the birthplace of St. Francis (1182-1226 AD), the town has been a sacred place since long before the Franciscan era. Assisi is best known as the birthplace of St. Francis of Assisi — patron saint of Italy, founder of the Franciscan order, and one of the most popular Catholic saints in history. Around the year 1200, this simple friar countered the decadence of Church government and society in general with a powerful message of non-materialism and a “slow down and smell God’s roses” lifestyle.Like Jesus, Francis taught by example, living without worldly goods and aiming to love all creation. A huge monastic order grew out of his teachings, which were gradually embraced (some would say co-opted) by the Roman Church. Christianity’s most popular saint and purest example of simplicity is now glorified in churches — known for their stark beauty. The ultimate among these is in Assisi — the magnificent Basilica of St. Francis, the 13th-century Basilica which contains the sacred relics of Francis and beautiful frescoes of his life. While the scenes may seem unremarkable today, in 1300 this was radical art — showing believable homespun vignettes, with landscapes, trees, and real people.The church and the town of Assisi, with its Roman ruins, winding medieval streets and sacred shrines, have been a major Catholic pilgrimage destination for centuries and is today one of the most popular tourist destinations in Italy.
The price includes private deluxe vehicle with a professionally licensed english speaking driver, VAT tax, fuel, insurance and parking fees.
The price does not include entrance fees, lunch, gratuities, tour guides, or other client personal expenses.
Tour drivers may not guide guests inside the sites and will be obliged to remain with the vehicle while you sightsee.
We recommend adding the extra service of a private guide and getting fast track tickets for Pompei. Please contact our office for more information.
Please note that Pompeii is closed December 25, January 1, and May 1. This itinerary is not available on those dates.
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METHODS OF PAYMENT
Payment for the tour will be made in cash at the end of your journey. We only accept Euro and USD, if USD we will give you the conversion rate of the Euro Dollar exchange rate for the tour day increased by 6/7 cents . You may also pre-pay in advance via PayPal. Just inform us via email if you would like to prepay. We do not accept credit card payment.
We operate on the Honor System, so we kindly ask that cancellations be made at the minimum 7 days in advance so we can rebook the service and your reserved driver does not lose work for that day.