Our optional package of excursions will include full day trips to Perugia and Assisi.
The town of Perugia is a hidden Italian gem, with its attractive churches, museums and art galleries. We will have time to explore these or to browse the impressive
range of shops. Perugia is also home to Perugina, one of the top chocolate factories in Italy. A guided tour helps us to understand the way it is made and, perhaps more importantly, includes a tasting session!
Assisi is in a beautiful location, sitting on the wooded slopes of Monte Subasio with the plains below. The town itself is of course most famous as the birthplace of St Francis and the striking Basilica of St Francis can be seen for miles around. There are plenty of other sites to explore within the town, as well as cafés to watch the world go by. Alternatively, you might prefer to explore the trails in the forest around the town.