Tourist guide of Montepulciano

Tourist guide of Montepulciano

Montepulciano When you making tour of Tuscany , Montepulciano is definitely highly recommended. This hill town is located between the wonderful Val d’Orcia and Val di Chiana valleys, full of elegant Renaissance palaces, ancient churches, charming squares and hidden corners. Montepulciano have ideal position to stay and this is perfect base to explore this beautiful part of Tuscany, from here, you can reach the beautiful Pienza, the thermal village of Bagno Vignoni and Montalcino, then, on the other side of the Val di Chiana valey you can find a nice and charming Cortona.   Your tour can start from the main gate of the town Porta al Prato. From this point Montepulciano is crossed by a main long wide street called the Corso and finish to main square of the city Piazza Grande. Main street (il Corso) is full of all kinds of shops and fashionable stores. A series of beautiful and elegant palaces( like Palazzo Avignonesi) succeed one after the other, until you come in front of the Church of Sant’ Agostino, by Michelozzo. Continuing on the main street, you will meet incredible Palazzo Cervini, and two steps after is the home of Poliziano, a great poet and humanist and under the patronage of the famous Lorenzo dè Medici. Also, Poliziano was teacher to the Medici children. In the end of your walk, you will found the big and beautiful Piazza Grande, the focus of the city. You will feel unique and evocative atmosphere offered by the plaza surrounded by the Duomo, the Palazzo Comunale, the Palazzo Tarugi and the Palazzo Contucci, where you’ll find his beautiful wine cellars and wine tastings. We strongly recommended to visit cantina del Redi,...
Tourist guide of Assisi

Tourist guide of Assisi

Assisi Assisi is one beautiful small town in central Umbria about 20 minutes east of Perugia. The town is known for the magnificent medieval architecture and for,of course his patron saint, Saint Francis of Assisi. First stop before you arrive at Assisi, is the town of Santa Maria degli Angeli, located on the plain below Assisi, where you must to Visit the basilica (baroque from 1684), built to shelter the Porziuncola (the oratory that Saint Francis used and where is die). This was an first center for the Saint Francis and Franciscans. After a visit to the Basilica, you can climb in Assisi and move in one amazing medieval adventure. Here is Our guide to a one day visit of this wonderful place. Assisi is definitely an experience for the eye and the soul. The castle looming over the city is the Rocca Maggiore, an fortress rebuilt in the 14th century which over an dating back to the time of Charlemagne. Your visit to the town must also include the Basilica di Santa Chiara (Basilica of Saint Clare) devoted to Francis’ first “sister”, the Romanesque San Pietro (Saint Peter), Santo Stefano (Saint Stephen), and Assisi’s town cathedral, San Rufino.     Our suggestion for your itinerary: From the Porta Nuova parking lot ride the escalator up to the city gate (or with your driver), where your tour start with Basilica di Santa Chiara. Via Borgo Aretino and Piazza Santa Chiara offer beautiful views over olive groves and the Umbra Valley. Even though there are tourists, this square is always full by local life, mothers with their children, pensioners sit on the stone benches to enjoy the sun. The...
Assisi Tours

Assisi Tours

Assisi Tours Assisi is a beautiful place of Umbria with a prominent religious role at world level, the medieval city under UNESCO protection with marvelous churches and a large number of pilgrims from around the world. Our tour usually begins with a visit to the baroque basilica Santa Maria degli Angeli. The interior you can find small ‘Porziuncola’ church, place most loved by St. Francis and where he died in 1226. After a short break, we continue entering the city through the Porta Nuova gate and the street that will take you ahead to the beautiful Basilica of St. Clare.  St.Clare was a follower and friend of St. Francis and their relics are inside the church walls. All building and very impressive because it is built in pink and white stone, with the square in front always full of people and spectacular views of the Umbrian valley. City tour continues walk up to the town square, where you can see the Palazzo del Capitano del Popolo and the ancient Roman Temple of Minerva. At the end of your medieval trip, you will arrive to the Basilica of Saint Francis, the patron saint of the city, made of two churches (1230 – 1253), lower and upper, with the crypt (the saint’s tomb) excavated in 1818. Pisano, Cimabue, Giotto , Simone Martini, the greatest artists at that time, they painted the walls and ceilings of the basilica. Our suggestions for lunch are: restaurant “Metastasio” at Asissi with the beautiful view of the valley and the city, or the second possibility, is that after the visit of the basilica to drive to Spello, for the lunch and wine tasting at enoteca “Properzio”...