Walking the Art cities of Umbria

Note !
3 weekly Rayan air flights directly from Stansted to Perugia

Highlights of the tour
Perugia subterranean town
St Francis Basilica
The peaceful eremo
Spello quiet alleys
Sagrantino wine

Practical information
Duration: 7 nights/8 days
Meals: 3 suppers
Grade: Medium

Day by Day program


 Day 1- Arrival at the Perugia train station : metro ride ( Minimetro) directly to the centre of the town . A lively city, nice boutiques, good restaurants, an art gallery with a superb collection of Medieval paintings and a very special subterranean town.

The San Francis trail
Day 2 - Valfabbrica /Assisi -5 hrs

San Francis used to travel on foot from Assisi to Gubbio, we will retrace his steps along these rugged hills.Transfer from Perugia to trail start. The beginning is a bit tough then it becomes easier. Rolling hills and thick woods and an amazing arrival with a breath taking view of Assisi.

Day 3 - Assisi/Assisi - 3 hours . A relaxing day. If you want to walk you can have a 3 hours loop Have a brisk departure by climbing to the Eremo delle Carceri, S. Francis peaceful retreat. At the top of the trail 500 meters from the Eremo there is a nice picnic spot with tables and benches. Otherwise just visit Assisi, which has a lot more to offer than the St Francis Basilica, although the Giotto's frescos are superb.

The heart of Umbria
Day 4 - Assisi/ Spello - 6 hrs – Start from your hotel and walk a trail which cuts through the Subasio park and unfolds among olive groves to reach Spello a lovely village with cobbled streets and peaceful squares. Much less touristy and quieter after the Assisi crowd. Night in a nice hotel with a view of the whole valley.

Day 5 Spello /Spello 4 hrs –
a circular walking loop from Spello to Spello visiting the Subasio mountainand the amazing hamlet of Collepino. Night at the Hotel in Spello.


Day 6 – Collemancio to Bevagna 5 hrs -
A short transfer from Spello to Collemancio ( 20 minutes by car) where starts a spectacular walk to Bevagna visiting a genuine and rustic cellar of Dionigi family ( Sagrantino di Montefalco producer).Night in Bevagna at Palazzo Brunamonti.


Thewine area
Day 7 Bevagna Montefalco walk -
A loop in the heart of the best wine area of Umbria. After visiting Bevagna which is known for its medieval market during the month of June; walk from Bevagna to Montefalco, have lunch at the enoteca on Montefalco main square, sample some wine at one of the best wineries of the area and come back to your starting point .. Same hotel
Day 8 - After breakfast, take the funicular down to the railway station.




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