Enjoy a private walking tour of two Umbrian towns, roaming the beautiful streets of Assisi and Spello, along with a guide paying special attention to you. From a commentary tailored for you, understand the culture and history hidden in the 14th-century frescoes and Renaissance paintings.
You will meet your guide in Assisi, where you will be ready to start the exploring of Roman Ruins and remains of local Roman Amphitheatre and the Minerva Temple holding the best-preserved facades of Italy. During walks in the typical alleys, the experience feels of medieval Italian hill-town in the handicrafts by local shops of pottery, cravings, embroidery, etc. The specialty of the tour would be the Basilica of Saint Francis and its glorious craving by one of the greatest Middle age artists of Italy, Giotto. In Spello, an authentic hill town of Umbria, indulge in Renaissance art by a painter famous in the 15th century, Pinturicchio and flower-decorated streets.
A View of the main attractions of Assisi
During your walking tour there will be time to admire with your guide the main monument os Assisi. You will pass by the Basilica di Santa Chiara, a church that holds the remains of Saint Clare of Assisi. She was the founder of the Order of Saint Clare, then known as Order of Poor Ladies, and a member of Saint Francis of Assisi. Next, we would move towards the Chiesa nuova, built-in 1615 and designed according to Renaissance period. The building is said to be made on the remnants of house of St. Francis.
St. Francis Basilica
Your private guide will then take you to the temple of Minerva, a primeval Roman Building that houses a church, originally built in 1539 and known as Santa Maria Sopra Minerva. The church was then refurbished in the Baroque style in the 17th century. After this, we would move towards Basilica of San Francesco d' Assisi, a basilica with a single four-bay nave that has a cross-valuated ceiling that has crosses and leaves pattern on its border, a transept and a polygonal apse. Alternatively, on a blue background, golden stars or paintings are used to decorate the four ribbed vaults.
After lunch at your leisure, we will moe towards Spello with a private transfer with driver. The evenining will be dedicated to the visit of this charming hilltop medeival village. Spello is famous for its flower decorated little streets. You will also get to enjoy the Renaissance art by the 15th century celebrated painter Pinturicchio, who has also worked in the Vatican in Rome. This stop will be for around two hours, after that the driver will take you back to Assisi.,
Other tours in Umbria
If you liked this tour, try also this Private three hour tour of Spoleto, or this Private tour of Orvieto, Umbria!