Assisi or Assisi+Perugia

Departure at 7.00am from the apartment you're staying at. Arrival at about 10.00am and drop off in the centre. There will be a mobile phone numbers exchange and then the appointment for going back to Rome will be at 5.00pm in the same spot again. If you wish to visit Perugia too, the departure will be at 1.30pm, same place, with no price difference. You can also decide to have lunch in Perugia. You will arrive at 2.30/3.00pm and the return will be at 5.00pm as well. Arrival in Rome at about 8pm.


Assisi or Assisi+Perugia - Assisi
Assisi is a town in Italy in province of Perugia, Italy, in the Umbria region, on the western flank of Mt. Subasio. It is the birthplace of St. Francis, who founded the Franciscan religious order in the town in 1208, and St. Clare (Chiara d'Offreducci), the founder of the Poor Clares. Saint Gabriel of Our Lady of Sorrows of the 19th century was also born in Assisi.

The town is dominated by two medieval castles. The larger, called Rocca Maggiore, is a massive presence meant to intimidate the people of the town: it was built by Cardinal Albornoz (1367) and added to by Popes Pius II and Paul III.

UNESCO collectively designated the major monuments and urban fabric of Assisi as a World Heritage Site.

Festival Calendimaggio, May 1st-5th: re-enactment of medieval and renaissance life in the form of a challenge between the upper faction and the lower faction of the town. With processions, theatrical presentations, flag-weavers and dance.

Today the town has many groups coming to enjoy the simple peace of St. Francis. One such group has restored an 11th century room and added altars to the world's religions. Pilgrims come from many countries to the Assisi East West Retreat Center in Piazza San Rufino in the spirit of St. Francis to sit and be in peace.


Assisi or Assisi+Perugia - Perugia
Perugia is the capital city of the region of Umbria in central Italy, near the Tiber river, and the capital of the province of Perugia.

Perugia is a notable artistic center of Italy. The famous painter Pietro Vannucci, nicknamed Perugino, was a native of Perugia. He decorated the local Sala del Cambio with a beautiful series of frescoes; eight of his pictures can also be admired in the National Gallery of Umbria. Perugino was the teacher of Raphael, the great Renaissance artist who produced five paintings in Perugia (today no longer in the city) and one fresco. Another famous painter, Pinturicchio, lived in Perugia. Galeazzo Alessi is the most famous architect from Perugia.

Perugia has become famous for chocolate, mostly because of a single firm, Perugina, whose Baci (kisses) are widely exported. Perugia chocolate is very popular in Italy, and the city hosts a chocolate festival every October.

The city symbol is the griffin, which can be seen in the form of plaques and statues on buildings around the city.

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