Assisi: 3-Hour Private Walking Tour and St. Francis Basilica
- Duration: 3 hours
- Private group
Per group up to 15
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Julia picked us up in Assisi, and it was a short trip to the winery. She was a great guide and answered all our questions. There was a beautiful view of the valley. At the winery, which was really their home, Maria (the owner) was a very gracious host, she made us feel at home on the patio. We tasted several nice wines, had some delicious bruschetta, cheese and meats. The lunch concluded with biscotti and a very nice after dinner wine, followed by a small tasting of balsamic vinegar.....awesome stuff. Maria then gave us a tour of her wine making facility, and provided lots of answers to our many questions! We would recommend this tour...the smaller scale operation and private home like setting made it a unique and special time!
This was a last minute find and I’m so glad to have gone to Orvieto and Assisi. First was a beautiful stop in Orvieto, cable car to the top of the town and then some free time to see the cathedral and look at the local markets. Then onto lunch- where I very much appreciated that lunch broke up all the driving. Then arrived at Assisi with a lovely local guide who look us through the town and we able to capture some beautiful pictures and learn this history of Assisi especially of St Clare and St Francis. For me a trip well worth making if you have a free day when in Rome. Keep in mind that’s there’s a lot of driving as Assisi is quite far away, so if that’s not your thing this isn’t the trip for you.
Orvieto was basically a glorified, scenic rest stop (1 hour) on the way to lunch, which was excellent. Assisi started out too heavily on St. Francis with no preliminary info on the town or buildings we were seeing. But the guide relaxed and improved as she went on. The ABSOLUTE DRAWBACK was not once were we asked where we were staying so that we could be dropped off, even though the bus planned on stopping multiple places. No one asked or tried to take care of our needs. There was no question we weren’t irritated by this lack. We finally got off and made our way to the nearest metro station and went home on our own. Very poor planning of drop-offs!!☹️
Our day in Umbria with Maurizio was the highlight of our trip to Italy! We visited Todi, Orvieto and Civita di Bagnoreggio and he took scenic routes throughout the day, stopping at some spectacular spots and commenting very knowledgeably about the area in general -- he is from here. He gave us as much time was we needed/wanted in each place - it was a perfect arrangement. He is a terrific driver (his car is beautiful and comfortable), has a great sense of humor and is sensitive to what his clients are interested in -- he listens. We truly enjoyed his company! HIGHLY recommend!
The tour was very good. Tour guide was good and gave relevant information. Guide at Assisi was also vey good. Lunch “agrotourism” was good. Rhe only negative thing was that the bus was like a hundred years old. It does NOT have shock absorbers at all. Every hole on the street was a nightmare. Imposible to rest in a long three hours return.