Assisi Food & drinks

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Assisi: 3-Hour Guided City Walk

1. Assisi: 3-Hour Guided City Walk

After meeting in the city's main square, you will be welcome to purchase a cup of coffe before heading out for your city walk. Throughout the city walk you will have a professional photo session in various unique places throughout Assisi, with your guide creating a personal photo album for you. Starting from the main square, your guide to tell you the stories that founded the square and the buildings that compose it, such as the ancient temple of Minerva, the Town Hall, and the frescoes. Once finished with the city center your group will decide together where to go and what to do based on your collective interests. Your choices will be the Basilica of St. Francis and the Church of St. Clare, the medieval structures and medieval lifestyles of various structures in the city and La Roca Castle, wonderful views of the city and panoramic views hidden in various alleys throughout the city, and unique off-the-map places in the city.

Pic nic Deluxe Assisi for 2 and wine tasting 5 wines

2. Pic nic Deluxe Assisi for 2 and wine tasting 5 wines

Picnic in the vineyards of a family farm and wine producer, located just 875 yards (800 meters) from the Basilica of Saint Francis, one of the most important UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Italy. The Mencarelli family has been producing fine wines and extra virgin olive oil for decades, and on this 2.5 hour lunch tour you will walk through their deep green vineyards, and learn about the wonderful world of Umbrian wines. A guided wine tasting of 5 wines makes you know the production. All around will be blue sky, ripe grapes, dusky olive groves, and centuries-old oak trees. Armed with a complimentary map, stop at information boards to learn more about wine and viticulture. Then, under the veranda of the vineyards, a picnic basket will be waiting just for you! Enjoy a glass of SAIO Assisi wine and sample typical Perugia bread, with extra virgin olive oil, pecorino cheese, cured meats from the Subasio Mountains, traditional Umbria Torta al Testo (a salty cheese bread), and Umbrian cookies. All wine glasses, place mats, plates and cutlery will be provided.

Montefalco and Bevagna Wine Tasting Full-Day Tour

3. Montefalco and Bevagna Wine Tasting Full-Day Tour

Tour the medieval cities of Montefalco and Bevagna on this full-day sightseeing tour of Umbria, and taste the deep red Sagrantino wines of the region; made from an Italian grape variety mainly found in the area. Hotel pick-ups are offered from Foligno, Perugia, Todi, Assisi, Spoleto and Gubbio. Drive to Montefalco to tour the Museo di San Francesco (Museum of St. Francis), a former Franciscan church with frescoes that tell the story of one of Italy’s most famous patron saints. Admire the 13th to14th-century Palazzo Comunale (Town Hall), and the former church of San Filippo Neri; now a town theater. Other historic churches include Sant' Agostino and Santa Illuminata. See handsome 16th-century residences in Santa Maria di Piazza. Continue to Bevagna, where ancient Roman monuments date back to the 1st century B.C. Just a few steps from the Forum, see the remains of a temple and check out the thermal baths which are still decorated with frescoes. Explore the medieval heart of the city, including the 13th-century Palazzo dei Consoli, and the 19th-century theater with decorations by Domenico Bruschi and a ceiling of dancing muses by Mariano Piervittori.

Assisi: Organic Wine and Cheese Tasting

4. Assisi: Organic Wine and Cheese Tasting

Learn about the differences between conventional and organic wines during this tasting activity. Sample several delicious local kinds of cheese paired with organic wine. Taste the wines from one of the oldest organic wineries in Assisi, where you will learn about its history and winemaking. See the fifty-year-old vineyards and enjoy a stroll through the grounds and olive groves. During the tasting, learn the main differences between the organic and conventional winemaking process and taste 4 Assisi DOC and Umbria IGT organic wines, paired with different traditional plates, like warm bruschetta with Extra Virgin Olive Oil, cheeses with jams and balsamic vinegar. As you sip on your wine, enjoy beautiful views of the valley and soak up the peaceful atmosphere.

Assisi: Market Tour and Home Cooking Class with Meal

5. Assisi: Market Tour and Home Cooking Class with Meal

Go shopping in the vibrant local market with a friendly host, and learn how to recognize the best produce of Italy. After you buy some fresh ingredients, you'll head straight to your host's home for an immersive cooking session. Learn how to prepare three of the most authentic local recipes and taste the fruit of your labor accompanied by a selection of local wines. You will have a workstation equipped with utensils and all the ingredients required to make the dishes. Experience the warmth of Italian hospitality and return home with something more than just souvenirs — classic Italian cooking knowledge that will stay with you for life.

Assisi: Market Tour and Meal in a Local Home

6. Assisi: Market Tour and Meal in a Local Home

Uncover the secrets of the Italian cuisine on your travels through Assisi in the company of a local chef who will share with you their family recipes which have been passed down through generations. Start your experience with a visit to the local market. Soak up the unique atmosphere of an Italian food market and learn how to recognize the best products by sight.  When you return to your cook’s home, attend a private cooking demo where your cook will share the secrets of her family cookbook while preparing one of the dishes right in front of you. Sit at an authentic Italian table and enjoy a 4-course seasonal menu including starters, pasta, main course with a side dish, and dessert. Sip on your choice of water, red or white wine, or coffee. Feel the warmth of Italian hospitality as you connect with local people.

From Assisi and Santa Maria: Umbria Hills Wine Tour

7. From Assisi and Santa Maria: Umbria Hills Wine Tour

Departure from Assisi and driving through the Umbria hill's roads, cultivated with vineryards and olive groves, dotted with towers, villages and Medieval castles. The cultivation of the wines in this area dates back to the Roman era, meanwhile the Sagrantino DOCG was brought by Franciscan monks from Asia Minor. Visit one of the area’s finest wineries and cellars, where you'll meet the family winemakers and enjoy a guided tasting of Umbria’s famous varietals; white, Montefalco Rosso and Sagrantino. Experience the full flavor of the wine with organic olive oil bruschetta. Pick up from Assisi and Santa Maria degli Angeli hotels included.

Assisi: Wine Tasting and Local Culture Sharing

8. Assisi: Wine Tasting and Local Culture Sharing

Meet your guide in the heart of Assisi at wine o’clock then head to a nearby tavern where your cultural adventure awaits. At the tavern, which is bursting with traditional charm, enjoy a tasting session of three different types of local wine. As you taste the wines, listen to your guide share their knowledge and learn about the variety of regional grapes and what makes them special compared to other parts of Italy. The wine will be accompanied by a selection of cold cuts and cheeses, perfectly paired to match the flavors and tones of the wines. As you enjoy the array of food and wine, engage in conversation with your guide and listen to tales of Italian history as well as local legends and medieval myths. Through your guide’s narration, discover what life in Assisi was like throughout the ages as well as the modern day. At the end of an unforgettable experience, receive a free bottle of local wine and a professional photo taken during the session.

Florence: Assisi, Trevi, and Montefalco with Wine Tasting

9. Florence: Assisi, Trevi, and Montefalco with Wine Tasting

Follow your guide through untouched landscapes in the verdant valleys of Umbria on this day trip from Florence. Uncover the rich art, history, culture, and spirituality of this region as you visit Assisi, Trevi, and Montefalco. Be picked up at your accommodation in Florence and relax as your driver transports you to the medieval town of Assisi. See monks in long brown robes roaming the streets and bands of pilgrims walking the country roads on their way to venerate St. Francesco, who was born and buried here. Take in breathtaking views of Umbria in the ancient hillside town of Trevi. Step back in time as you explore its streets and admire its Romanesque churches. Continue to a winery in the charming region of Montefalco to try some wines produced from locally grown Sagrantino grapes. Let your sommelier guide you through the complex flavors. Watch a live cooking show and try a delectable three-course lunch paired with wine. Return to your accommodation in Florence.

Assisi: Cooking Class at a Local's Home

10. Assisi: Cooking Class at a Local's Home

Immerse yourself in delicious Italian cuisine as you participate in a cooking class in a local home. Learn the culinary secrets behind the best regional dishes, and taste the fruit of your labor with a glass of wine. Listen to an experienced cook reveal the tricks of the trade, as you learn how to make three authentic dishes. Put your cooking skills to the test, and have memorable fun with family and friends. Experience the convenience of preparing food at your own workspace with a full utensil set and all the ingredients you will need. Take home Italian cooking skills to treasure, and share with others.

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What people are saying about Assisi

Beautiful scenery right beneath the Basilica of Francesco di Assisi. Friendly owner who makes the winetasting an experience you would love to repeat right away. You can taste 5 different wines produced by the family and wander through the vineyards to experience the true feelings of a “wine pilgrim”.

Just a Beautiful place the wine and food was only matched by the host. We bought lots of wine to remember the experience. need a cab to get there worth the trip.

Beautiful city! With the story behind all that beauty from our guide Alex, everything became much more beautiful and impressive!

Loved the tour! Our guide, Alex, is knowledgeable and was generous with his time, showing our family many "hidden gem" extras.

This was such a wonderful way to explore the city, learn it’s history, and gain a local perspective