Stir away from the crowds explore the art, architecture, and history of religious sites in Tuscany and Umbria. Our Tuscany tours from Siena can deliver just that! On this particular tour, you will travel from a setting of a famous movie to a site of a religious pilgrimage. Visit Assisi, Cortona, and Perugia!
The day starts with a visit to Cortona, a lovely hilltop town with a quaint ambiance and many architectural treasures. From this vantage point, the views of surrounding landscapes are simply breathtaking. No wonder Cortona was the setting of the inspiring movie Under the Tuscan Sun from the year 2003.
Next, the tour takes you to Assisi, the birthplace of a very well known saint, San Francesco (St Francis of Assisi). It also sits on the top of a hill overlooking a valley surrounded by vineyards. Our expert guide will lead you through the streets and alleys of this Medieval town. You will also pay a visit to the Basilica of San Francesco Assisi featuring frescos of his life and the Santa Chiara church. After the guided walking tour, you get some time to wander around and relax.
Finally, the tour comes to a close in Perugia. You will be able to explore the town on your own and discover clandestine springs and fountains, beautiful views, Etruscan ruins, parks, and gardens!
Even if you are based in a single city during your Tuscany vacations, it's a pity not to explore the rest of the region. Our Tuscany tours from Siena provide a perfect opportunity to experience the region from different perspectives! For instance, almost everybody who visited Tuscany can say they were in Florence and saw the Statue of David. However, how many people can claim to walk in the town featured in Under the Tuscan Sun movie or the home of a famous saint?
Our goal is to make your holidays not only special but also hassle-free. You don't have to worry about looking up connections, missing a train or losing your way. With us, you travel in a comfortable air-conditioned minivan with the help and leadership of an expert guide!
All you need to do is complete an easy online booking which, by the way, hides no hidden fees! Also, if you change your plans, the cancellation is simple. Plus, if you cancel at least 24 hours in advance, you will get a full refund!
Assisi, like all Tuscan cities, was once a municipium of Roman Empire. After the fall of the empire and before the situation settled, Assisi suffered several barbarian invasions. However, around the year 1000, Assisi witnessed the enthusiastic development of religious spirit, the rise of strong middle class and wealthy merchants. Saint Francis was born into this prosperity. He spent his young life living like a noble. Nonetheless, after seeing the suffering of the less fortunate, he devoted himself to absolute poverty. His devotion was so impressive he developed an enthusiastic following which led to the creation of Franciscan Order.
Cortona, like Assisi, used to be a rich and powerful Etruscan town that became part of Roman Empire. On the other hand, the origins of Perugia are more uncertain.
There is much to learn and even more to see! Take advantage of the Tuscany tours from Siena and visit Assisi, Cortona, and Perugia!