|Umbria & Assisi|
|Umbria & Assisi:|| Itinerary
There is an option to extend in Rome, Assis or Todi (highly recommended by our clients).
Walking: flat plains and high hills but gradual ascents. Strade bianche (small gravel roads), wood-land paths, grassy meadows and forest tracks.
Cycling: a mixture of small asphalt lanes, strade bianche (well surfaced gravel roads), and occasional short stretches of main road near towns.
When to go
Start any day from 01 Apr to 24 Oct
**Todi: set high in the Umbrian hills overlooking the river Tiber. Splendid Piazza del Popolo and church of Santa Maria della Consolazione, a masterpiece of the Renaissance.
*Montefalco: 'the balcony of Umbria' overlooking the Umbrian hills. Encircled by 14C ramparts. 15C church of San Francesco with important frescoes by Gozzoli, Perugino and others; monastery at San Fortunato.
**Bevagna: walled Roman town with mosaic baths; fine Romanesque churches of S. Silvestro and S. Michele; perfectly restored 19C theatre in medieval palazzo. ATG Trust project: Crucifix of S Giacomo, church of S Domenico.
**Spello: Roman/medieval town, Augustan gate, 14C Rocca, church of Santa Maria Maggiore with frescoes by Pinturicchio.
***Assisi: superb Basilica di San Francesco with frescoes by Giotto depicting the life of St Francis. Also frescoes in lower church by Simone Martini, Lorenzetti and Cimabue, etc. 13C church of Santa Chiara and Roman Tempio di Minerva.
Flights & Transport
Recommended Destination Airport: Rome
From Rome there are frequent trains to Terni (approx 1 hr) from where
you can either get a taxi to Todi (approx 60 Euros), or take a regional
train to Todi station and a bus into the town centre (approx 1 hr 30 ).
From Assisi there are frequent trains to Rome, Florence etc. Public transport
on route between Montefalco-Bevagna-Spello-Assisi-Perugia.
No. of nights with half board (dinner included): 0
Cycle hire: £60 / $108
Shortest / Longest days walk: 2.5 / 6 hrs