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Assisi: Organic Wine and Cheese Tasting

1. Assisi: Organic Wine and Cheese Tasting

Learn about the differences between conventional and organic wines during this tasting activity. Sample several delicious local kinds of cheese paired with organic wine. Taste the wines from one of the oldest organic wineries in Assisi, where you will learn about its history and winemaking. See the fifty-year-old vineyards and enjoy a stroll through the grounds and olive groves. During the tasting, learn the main differences between the organic and conventional winemaking process and taste 4 Assisi DOC and Umbria IGT organic wines, paired with different traditional plates, like warm bruschetta with Extra Virgin Olive Oil, cheeses with jams and balsamic vinegar. As you sip on your wine, enjoy beautiful views of the valley and soak up the peaceful atmosphere.

Cascia, Norcia and Marmore Waterfalls Full-Day Tour

2. Cascia, Norcia and Marmore Waterfalls Full-Day Tour

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.

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4.9 / 5

based on 79 reviews

Our interest was of a religious nature, and we were very receptive to changing the itinerary, removing Marble and including Espoleto and making a beautiful stop in Rivotorto on the return to Assisi. Élio, our guide for the day, was very friendly. I recommend the tour.

Maria was the most gracious host. And the organic wines and the appetizers including cheese and the most amazing olive oil accompanied those wines. Fabulous visit!!

Excellent wine and olive oil, very friendly and welcoming hosts, which together made an excellent experience! highly recommended

Maurizio is a great driver and guide. He told us all the way about the region in which we were moving. A trip worth the money!

Reaċly enjoyed the tour! Tour guide Maurizio very prepared and went out of his way to help us