Our wonderful day-tour in this special part of Umbria will give you a first-hand experience into the culture and artistry of Assisi and Deruta.
Deruta ceramics have been made in this area of Umbria dating back to medieval times. Their handmade, hand-painted ceramics are known all over the world for their traditional designs, as well as their newer contemporary styles. On this day, you will be visiting a generations-old family-run ceramics factory. With the help of a master potter, you will have the unique opportunity to try your hand at the potter’s wheel and create your own design!
There is also a wonderful and expansive showroom for those that are interested in purchasing their high-quality and factory-direct low prices. They ship world-wide and is 100% Guaranteed.
Our next stop is the beautiful hilltop town of Assisi. Best-known as the birthplace of St. Francis and the Franciscan Order, you will marvel at the beautiful architecture, charming streets and the majesty of the Basilica of St. Francis.
We will meet in the square of Soriano, or other pre-arranged location. Soon after, we will drive to the Umbrian town of Deruta. We will tour the factory, try our hand at the potter’s wheel as well as time to enjoy their ceramic designs in their vast showroom. They can ship worldwide for anyone interested.
After Deruta we will head to Assisi, one of the jewels of Umbria and the birthplace of St. Francis. We will have a wonderful lunch at a local trattoria that is frequented mainly by the locals. Wine is included.
After lunch, your host will take you up to the Rocca Maggiore, the medieval fortress that helped keep Assisi safe from invasions for hundreds of years! There are beautiful views of the Umbrian landscape from up above the city as well as historical artifacts on display at the fortress.
You will have some time on your own and instruction to take in Assisi at your leisure. There are plenty of wonderful shops, photo opportunities as well as café’s and bars.
You will definitely want to visit the majestic Basilica of St. Francis. Watch the frescoes painted by the famous artist, Giotto, depicting the life of Francis during his ascent to sainthood. The basilica also includes the crypt area and the tomb of St. Francis.
We will meet at a nearby café for gelato or other refreshments before our return to Soriano or your pre-arranged drop-off destination.
You can reserve and pay directly on line or write at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Remember to indicate your departure in the reservation process or Enquiry. In case of Enquiry please remember to indicate the date you would like to be part of the tour.
At the confirmation you will receive a mail with the detailed programme including time schedule + a 24 hours emergency number.
Within 48 hours form the reservation we will contact you if the date reserved it is not available and we will propose an alternative date.
In case of pick up out of Soriano, the definitive time of pick up will be reconfirmed by our staff at the mail indicated in the reservation, few days before departure.
Deposit of 30% at confirmation – Balance 30 days before departure
The price of the tour depends of the number of guest reserved. Except if you reserve the option “make it private” our staff at the balance will inform you if any reduction of price will be available.
Cancellation until 30 days before departure no charge
For cancellation from 29 days before departure the 100% of the price will be charged
IMPORTANT: in any case of cancellation after confirmation a fee of 8% will be charged