Assisi & Orvieto
A chance to spend a delightful day out of Rome, to visit Umbria, one of the most picturesque regions of Italy, rich in vineyards, olive trees and the famous hill-top villages across the valley. The route is dotted with charming medieval towns such as Spoleto (Giancarlo Menotti's Festival dei due Mondi), Trevi, Foligno, Spello and most famous of all Assisi. Mystic town of Saint Francis, still surrounded by the ancient walls, is built on the green slopes of Mount Subasio with its colorful houses of pink stone. Narrow streets, flower-decked balconis, noble palaces, all provided beaufiful views for memorable pictures (do not forget your camera). An interesting visit to St. Francis's Basilica with its early renaissance master-pieces of Giotto and Cimabue and the Basilica of Santa Maria degli Angeli. Enjoy browsing in the old town, shopping in the little stores and in the artisans shops ... a pleasant lunch in a restaurant with typical Umbrian menu ... In the afternoon, departure for the picturesque medieval town Orvieto, reknowned for its beautiful Cathedral. Our tour will end at the Hotel in Rome, at about 7.00 p.m. traffic permitting.