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Private Umbria and Sagrantino Wine Tour
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Your private Umbria and Sagrantino Wine Tour will take you on an amiable journey to discover the gorgeous towns of Spoleto, Bevagna and Montefalco.
Your driver and guide will meet you at your accommodation in Rome to take you on a full day excursion. Your journey will start straightaway while you enjoy the enchanting views from the car. Leaving Rome you will head to the North and pass through the gorgeous countryside. Your first destination will be beautiful Spoleto.
Spoleto is one of the oldest cities in Umbria. It is located on a low hill at the base of the Apennines and it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Since the Roman domination Spoleto was also famous for its wine. Your driver will leave you close to the central Piazza del Duomo. From here you can start your tour of Spoleto on your own time. We suggest to begin with the visit of the 12th century Duomo of S. Maria Assunta (Assumption of Mary) a beautiful example of Romanesque style. The Cathedral houses the tomb of the famous artist Filippo Lippi and an original letter wrote by Saint Francis of Assisi. Walking around Spoleto its history will unfold in front of your eyes. In particular the roman presence is still strong: the Ponte Sanguinario (Bloody Bridge) dated 1st century BCE is a unique reminder of that period. Another exceptional attraction of the city is the symbol of Spoleto: the Albornoz fortress.
After your tour of Spoleto meet with your driver: is the time to try the famous Sagrantino Wine! Visiting a typical winery you will taste three famous wines of the area: Rosso di Montefalco (Red of Montefalco) a simple red table wine, the sophisticated Sagrantino Wine and a dessert Wine.
Now your driver and guide will bring you to visit the beautiful town of Bevagna. You will have the time to discover this small beautiful city on your own. We suggested to start your tour from Piazza di Silvestri the principal square of Bevagna. Here you can admire Palazzo dei Consoli, a beautiful example of gothic architecture, and the Church of St. Sylvester and St. Michael built by the architects Brunello and Ridolfo during the 12th century. A fountain was added in the 19th century. The Churches of St. Francis and of The Madonna of the Snow are worth a visit too. They were built on an area were once stand a Roman Temple and the Roman Bath.
Meet again your driver and continue your journey visiting Montefalco. The town has many beautiful churches that spaced from the Romanesque to the Renaissance style. Discover them on your own time. The most famous one is the deconsecrated Church of St. Francis today converted into the city’s museum. Another beautiful church is the one dedicated to Saint Agostino, it is a lovely example of gothic style. The most important public buildings of the city are located in the central Piazza del Comune; they were all built between the 15th and 16th centuries. The Palazzo Comunale (Town Hall) in particular has gorgeous windows dated 13th century and a beautiful 15th century portal.
At the end of the tour you will return to your accommodations in Rome.
– Round trip transportation with private car
– Expert English speaking driver coordinator
– Wine Tasting
– Visit of Spoleto
– Visit of Bevagna
– Visit of Montefalco
– Confirmation will be received at time of booking
– Voucher and detailed operator information, including local emergency numbers will be received three weeks before the date of your tour.
– Adult pricing applies to all travelers
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Bevagna is a little beautiful town located in the province of Perugia, Umbria.
As many Umbrian cities Bevagna’s origin is Etruscan. When the roman took the Etruscan dominions it became a roman municipality.
The roman domination’s presence is still evident. Two temples, mosaics and an amphitheatre are visible when wondering around the city. The walls built during this period were destroyed and it is believed that the medieval fortification was built on top of the ancient one.
When the Lombards conquered central Italy Bevagna became part of the Duchy of Spoleto. In the year 1000 the town became a free commune. In 1152 Bevagna followed the unfortunate destiny of many cities of the area and it was destroyed by the Frederick Barbarossa’s army. Not even 100 years later what was rebuilt was destroyed again by the Count of Aquino. After few centuries of relative quiet Bevagna became part of the Papal States; in the late 19th century the city was annexed into the newly born Italian Reign.
Things to see
Piazza di Silvestri is the principal square of Bevagna. Palazzo dei Consoli, a beautiful example of gothic architecture, and the Church of St. Sylvester and St. Michael overlook the piazza. The two churches were built by the architects Brunello and Ridolfo during the 12th century. A fountain was added in the 19th century.
The Churches of St. Francis and of The Madonna of the Snow are worth a visit too. They were built on an area were once stand a Roman Temple and the Roman Bath.
The interesting city’s history is showcased in a small museum located in the city hall.
In June Bevagna hosts a Medieval Festival. The city streets become the stage of a “medieval city”, the visitor will feel the thrill of living in the past.