Umbria, sometimes called the "Green Heart of Italy", is an area of greatnatural beauty and quiet little medieval towns. Lower Church, Basilica St FrancisAn unspoilt region of gentle pastoral countryside and high mountain wilderness with a wealth of history and architecture. Your tour begins and ends near Assisi, famous as the birthplace of St Francis. In the town stroll among the cosy squares and visit the magnificent Basilica di San Francesco, the medieval palaces and ancient Roman ruins. Travel from there on quiet roads between hills covered with cypresses, vines and olive trees, stay in comfortable family run hotels and enjoy the excellent local cuisine.
Any day 1st April - 31st Oct - other months on request
(advice only, not included) By air to Rome Fiumicino (Alitalia, BA) direct bus service 1230hrs to Assisi. Other airports Assisi (via Milan) , Bologna (Easyjet, Ryanair) Perugia (Alitalia) Pisa (Ryanair), Rome Ciampino (Easyjet, Ryanair). Train/bus connections available www.assisionline.com