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Guided Tour of Città di Castello

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Guided Tour of Città di Castello

Discover the native town of Alberto Burri, with is ancient monuments and contemporary arts

Explore Città di Castello, the ancient town founded by the Umbri people which later became a Roman possession, and discover the Renaissance charm of its characteristic scenery, whose praises where extolled by Pliny the Younger. Accompanied by our highly-experienced guides, your tour will start from the wonderful Giardini del Cassero. In the heart of the city you can admire the beautiful Piazza Matteotti, and in Piazza Gabriotti you will see the marvellous Cathedral or Duomo dedicated to Saints Florido and Amanzio, which is Città di Castello’s glittering jewel of Renaissance art.

Piazza Gabriotti will also give you a view of Palazzo dei Priori or Palazzo Comunale, an imposing and elegant public building and one of the most important in Umbria, even if unfortunately it was left unfinished. A few metres away from the Palazzo Comunale, we will find the Chiesa di San Domenico, which externally appears very austere and overpowering due to its large size and houses numerous frescoes inside. You will also be struck by the Chiesa di San Francesco, due to its massive size, its Gothic external style and its Baroque interior. Its architectural and pictorial works include the Cappella Vitelli and ‘L’Incoronazione della Vergine’ by Giorgio Vasari.

We will then walk through the picturesque alleys of Rione San Giacomo, which is located in the northern part of the city within the new city walls.

You can discover other special aspects of Città di Castello by adding the beautiful Palazzo Vitelli to your itinerary or by seeing the Collezione Burri at Palazzo Albizzini and an extremely wide-ranging collection of the works of Burri, who was one of the leading figures in the ​​contemporary art world, at the Ex Seccatoi del Tabacco (Former Tobacco-drying facility). You will also find interesting works exhibited at the Museo del Duomo and the Collezione Tessile di Tela Umbra (Umbrian Textile Collection) at Palazzo Tommasini, which houses masterpieces of the art of weaving, an activity rooted in Umbrian tradition. You can round off your tour in Città di Castello by visiting the Museo delle Arti Grafiche and the Centro di Documentazione delle Tradizioni Popolari, which houses one of the first collections of objects and materials related to agriculture, artisanal craft activities, housing and peasant life, or by admiring the Mostra dei Mestieri artigiani in miniatura (Exhibition of craft trades in miniature form) by Silvio Bambini, exhibiting incredibly realistic miniature replicas of craft workshops.

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Plan

  1. 1
    Giardino del Cassero
  2. 2
    Duomo dei SS. Florido e Amanzio
  3. 3
    The squares of the city
  4. 4
    Palazzo dei Priori
  5. 5
    San Domenico
  6. 6
    San Frrancesco
  7. 7
    Rione San Giacomo

Recommended clothing

We will be moving mostly on foot so we recommend comfortable clothing, sun glasses or a hat for the sun in warmer times of year, and a anorak or a warm hat in the colder seasons.

Included

Certified guide.

Not included

  • Entrance tickets to paid sites or museums are not included. Entry will never be obligatory and we will agree any visits involving entrance fees with you in advance.
  • Snacks or various accessories are not included (such as audio guides).

Time

The activity will last about 2.5 – 3 hours, depending on the pace of the group and the availability of the guide.

Languages

  • Italian
  • English
  • German
  • Spanish
  • French
  • Dutch
  • Russian

When

You can enjoy this experience throughout the year.

Children

This activity is also suitable for children.

Pet policy

You can enjoy this experience in the company of your four-legged friend.

Requirements

Get ready to learn and have fun.

Impaired mobility

The activity is also suitable for people with motor or other disabilities. In any case, we invite you to discuss your needs with our staff. If you find out that the experience is not suited to you (or others in your group) we will be happy to offer you an alternative activity or a full refund.

Additional information

  • This activity lasts half a day, so lunch is not provided. In your itinerary you can still select the lunch option, above your timeline. We will be able to recommend one of the best places to eat when you return.
  • We strongly advise you to bring a camera to take photos of the spectacle of nature that will appear before you.

Important

  • You can enjoy this experience in any kind of weather. Some points of interest, however, may be outdoors, so it might not be possible to visit them on bad weather days. The guide will evaluate the weather conditions 48 hours before your tour and, in the event that some monuments/attractions cannot be visited, we will notify you promptly. You can choosewhether to proceed with the tour, replace it with another activity or receive a full refund of the price paid.
  • This activity is subject to our operators’ availability. We have a large selection of collaborators capable of leading this activity, but if on the day you selected we do not have operators availabile, we will immediately, or in any case within 48 hours of booking, suggest an alternative activity you might wish to do or the choice of receiving a full refund of the price paid.
  • The times shown in the program are indicative and may vary according to your requests or those of the other participants in the group. These are always and in any case previously agreed with our staff or with the guide.
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Cancellation policy

If you cancel the reservation for this activity up to 24 hours before the event we will refund you 100% of the price.

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