Private Saffron Tour

Meet your personal driver at your hotel lobby and start an amazing daytrip in the Umbria region focusing on the saffron production area. Your first stop will be the town of Città della Pieve. It was inhabited by the Etruscan people, and later the site of an important early medieval church. Moreover, it is the birthplace of Pietro Vannucci, the Renaissance painter better known as “Il Perugino”. Take your time to admire some of Perugino’s masterpieces, such as the Adoration of the Magi in the Oratory “dei Bianchi” and other works in the Cathedral and in the Church of San Pietro, where the artist left a dramatic Deposition dating to the last years of his activity. You will also love to squeeze into the Vicolo Baciadonne, the “kiss-the-woman alley”, one of the narrowest streets of Italy. Città della Pieve is also land of Pure Saffron. This spice, with its intense flavor and arome, is
attested in ancient manuscripts since the XIII century, describing Crocus plantations in the fields of Castel della Pieve (Città della Pieve). For food lovers, a saffron tasting is a must!
After relaxing lunch time (not included), continue your daytrip to Corciano, a town steeped in history and rich with works of art, located midway between Perugia and Lake Trasimeno, on the top of a hill overlooking the valley. It is a town of narrow streets, stairs, palazzos, towers, gardens, churches and bell towers, all set in a framework of intact medieval allure. Discover the historical center with the tower of Porta Santa Maria, the main Piazza Coragino, the church of Santa Maria Assunta, which houses a painting by Il Perugino entitled Assunta (1513) and the Gothic-style
Church-cum-museum of San Francesco, under which floor there are 21 family tombs closed with stone slabs that bear the heraldic shields of the town’s most important families. At the end of the tour your personal driver will lead you back to your location.
Duration: 8 hrs including pick up and drop off

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