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Cortona Assisi Perugia Day Trip from Siena

Day Trip of Cortona Assisi and Perugia from Siena
Duration
Duration 10 hours
Type
Tours and Sightseeing
Calendar
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In the morning start your private day trip to Assisi, Cortona and Perugia, three of the most interesting art cities in Tuscany and Umbria, which you will visit at your leisure on a pleasant driving tour through the beautiful countryside landscape, from your hotel in Siena, where you will meet your private driver.

In a comfortable day trip, your driver will takes you to Assisi the town of Saint Francis and important spiritual center in Italy, Cortona a delicious medieval hilltop town, Perugia the capital of the Umbria region.

Your private driver will take you to Cortona, an ancient town dating back to Etruscans and Romans times. Cortona has become very popular with the book and the film “Under the Tuscan Sun”.

Strolling at your own pace through the narrows medieval streets reach the Piazza della Repubblica and the nearby Piazza Signorelli where there is an Etruscans Museum. Admire the stunning views till the lake Trasimeno from its terraces.

Perugia is an elegant town rich of history and famous as every year host the annual festival of chocolate. At your own pace enjoy of the centre of Perugia with the famous Fontana Maggiore, one of the most important medieval monuments in Piazza Grande.

Admire the magnificent view of the surroundings from Piazza Italia. The Duomo, the Palazzo Comunale with frescoes by the famous artist Perugino. Strolling in Corso Vannucci, the most elegant street for shopping with the Palazzo dei Priori the centre of the medieval political power hosting the Umbria’s National Gallery.

In Assisi you can appreciate the majestic Basilica of St. Francis consecrated by Pope Innocent IV in 1253 whose interiors were frescoed by Cimabue, Giotto and other late medieval painters.
The basilica includes the Upper Church, the Lower Church, and the crypt in neo Romanesque style where from the 1818 there is the tomb St. Francis.

Enjoy of a visit of the Basilica of Santa Maria degli Angeli whose interiors preserve the Porziuncola, a stone chapel restored by St. Francis himself. This is the very precious chapel where St. Francis understood his vocation and considered the most sacred place for the Franciscans.

 


HIGHLIGHTS:
•    Private Full day trip to Assisi, Cortona and Perugia
•    Private tour with your personal driver
•    Perugia rich in art history and monuments
•    The religious town of Assisi 
•    The medieval hill top town of Cortona

 

DETAILS

 

Duration:
10 hours about

Start Time Private Tour:  
Morning time.

Meeting Point:
At the lobby of your Hotel in Siena centre.
If your hotel is not in the center of Siena, ask us for a personalized quote.

Price include:
- Private Mercedes E series car (for your party from 1 to 2 persons)
- Private Mercedes Minivan (for your party from 3 to 6 persons)
- Professional English speaking driver.

Price do not include:
- Gratuities (optional),
- Admission fees to churches and museums
- Meals and Beverage

On Request:
- Rates for more of 6 people.
- Private licensed guide 


F.A.Q.


  • What is the legend of Perugia?


Perugia, a historic city located in the Umbria region of Italy, boasts a rich history intertwined with various legends and folklore. While there isn't one specific legend associated exclusively with Perugia, the city's ancient origins and cultural significance have inspired tales and myths throughout the centuries.

One notable legend connected to Perugia involves its founding myth. According to tradition, Perugia was founded by the Etruscan King Perusna, who named the city after himself. The story goes that Perusna, seeking a suitable site for his new city, consulted an oracle who advised him to establish it on the hill where he would find a pig with a loaf of bread in its mouth. Perusna eventually encountered such a scene on the hill of today's Perugia, interpreting it as a sign from the gods and thus founding the city.

Another legend linked to Perugia revolves around its patron saint, Saint Herculanus (San Ercolano). Saint Herculanus is said to have been a bishop of Perugia in the 6th century who defended the city from invaders. According to tradition, he miraculously saved the city from destruction by defeating an invading army through divine intervention. Saint Herculanus is venerated as the patron saint of Perugia, and his relics are housed in the city's cathedral.

While these are just a couple of examples, Perugia's long and storied history has undoubtedly given rise to numerous legends and tales that continue to enrich the city's cultural heritage and identity. These legends often serve to connect the present-day city with its ancient past, providing a sense of continuity and tradition for its residents and visitors alike.


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But you'll also have the opportunity to submit any specific customization preferences, from tweaking the itinerary to adding unique experiences and we would be delighted to assist you in planning your ideal vacation to make your journey unique and unforgettable.

 

 

 



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