This special journey on foot that will lead you to the discovery of more and less known towns and villages, but always very fascinating.
You will walk along quiet country roads surrounded by a beautiful landscape with hills covered with silver-green olive trees and fertile vineyards. Umbria has always been praised for its genuine beauty since Roman times, for its green nature, numerous lakes, rivers, refreshing springs, mountain streams and waterfalls. This easy walking tour, not too tiring as it develops mainly in the valley and in the lower hills surrounding the Umbrian valley, will lead you to the discovery of lively medieval villages and cities such as Assisi, Spello, Foligno, Bevagna, Collemancio, Torgiano and Perugia.
Thanks to the short daily distances, you will have enough time to visit the various villages, enjoying their cosy atmosphere.
The tour starts from Assisi, rising on a spur of Mount Subasio, whose highest point, where the Rocca Maggiore is situated, is 505 m a.s.l. This beautiful city, a pilgrimage town with narrow alleys, welcoming squares, numerous Roman remains and impressive medieval monuments will leave beautiful and unforgettable memories in your mind. On the second day of your walking tour, you will reach the medieval town of Spello, following an easy path between olive groves and vineyards. The following day, walking along the fascinating path of the Roman Aqueduct you reach first the small village of Collepino and then descending through a lush countryside you come to the centre of Foligno with its magnificent cathedral and Palazzo Trinci. The second part of the tour will lead you to other ‘Borghi’ of Umbria: medieval Bevagna, the small town of Collemancio, the wine-town of Torgiano and Perugia, capital city of the region, your last destination. You will have time to visit its Renaissance palaces, museums and imposing churches and to explore its streets and alleys, perfect for shopping.
The 8-day tour can be extended with two nights: one extra night in Assisi and one extra night in Bevagna. In Assisi, you can make a cultural walk along its medieval monuments. You will get a description of an itinerary passing all the most important sights of Assisi. From Bevagna, a loop tour will lead you to Montefalco, a city known for its wonderful wines and its welcoming historic centre.