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Excursions

Convivio excursions often change from year to year, offering participants a chance to see other important towns and natural features in Umbria. From shopping trips to mountain hikes to café sitting and winery tours, we offer a bit of everything. If there is a special place you simply must see (and which we are not visiting), we can also set up private tours for you with a guide. Below are some of our most popular excursions.

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SPOLETO

Ancient capital of the Lombard dukes, Spoleto will leave you breathless. In a postcard addressed to his wife, Herman Hesse wrote: “Spoleto is the most beautiful discovery I made in Italy [...], there is such a wealth of beauty almost unknown, mountains, valleys, forests of oaks, monasteries, waterfalls!” 

Montefalco

Montefalco offers a notable selection of local wines (including the famed Sagrantino) as well as several churches, some in the Romanesque, some in the Gothic, and some in the Renaissance style. Historically, the most important is the church of San Francesco, which is now the town’s museum, and, given its collection of art and artifacts, one of the most important museums in Umbria. The church is notable for its fresco cycle on the life of Saint Francis.

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Bevagna 

Bevagna is a charming medieval town located in the heart of the Umbria region in central Italy. It is known for its well-preserved architecture and rich history, dating back to Roman times. Visitors can explore the town's beautiful churches and historic buildings, such as the Romanesque Church of San Michele and the 13th-century Palazzo dei Consoli. Bevagna is also renowned for its traditional crafts and local products, such as wine, olive oil, and textiles. With its picturesque streets and relaxed atmosphere, Bevagna offers visitors a unique glimpse into the cultural heritage of Umbria.

Assisi

Best known as the birthplace of Saint Francis, Italy’s patron saint, Assisi lies amid Umbria’s rolling hills. Religious pilgrims have come here for centuries to visit the Basilica of San Francesco (where Saint Francis is buried) and the Basilica of Santa Chiara (to see the tomb of Saint Clare). 

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Orvieto

Orvieto is one of the most striking, memorable, and enjoyable hill towns in central Italy. Perched majestically high above the valley floor, atop a big chunk of tufo volcanic stone, Orvieto overlooks cypress-dotted Umbrian plains. A visit here will reward you with a delightful, perfectly preserved, and virtually traffic-free world highlighted by a colorful-inside-and-out cathedral and some of Italy’s most prized white wine.

Castelluccio
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Castelluccio is a picturesque village in central Italy known for its vibrant landscape, rich history and culture, and local gastronomy. Visitors can enjoy breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains and the Piano Grande plain. Have your cameras at the ready.

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