Boundless beauty at the foot of the mountain. Discover breath-taking architecture and a history beyond compare
If you come to Umbria be sure not to miss a tour of the city of Gubbio and one of our guided excursions is certainly the best way to discover its treasures and its magic.
The tour in the company of our guides will begin with the 13th-century Chiesa di San Francesco which displays the simplicity and austerity typical of the Franciscan order. The church, among the first to be built and dedicated to the memory of the saint, is located in the ancient medieval market square, Piazza dei Quaranta Martiri, dedicated to the 40 victims killed by the German military during World War II. A few metres away from the Church stands the Logge dei Tiratori, a 17th -century construction championed by the ‘Corporazione dell’Arte della Lana’ (Guild of the Art of Wool) which was used by merchants to ‘pull the clothes’, that is, to make the woollen garments dry. The tour will proceed through the characteristic medieval alleyways, from which you can admire picturesque panoramic views, until you reach the imposing and majestic building that towers over the city: Palazzo dei Consoli. It stands in the centre of the city of Gubbio in Piazza Grande, which also houses Palazzo del Podestà. You can then admire the Gothic-style Cathedral of the Saints Mariano and Giacomo Martiri, also known as the Duomo di Gubbio: built on an ancient Romanesque church of the 13-14th century – of which some remains can still be seen – it houses the relics of Saints Giacomo and Mariano. We will then arrive at another symbol of the city of Gubbio, Palazzo Ducale, with its marvellous Renaissance-style exteriors, the only exception to the medieval style that otherwise characterises practically the whole city.
If you choose the full-day tour option
With the full-day tour option, you will continue the tour with a visit to the Basilica di Sant’Ubaldo, perched on Mount Igino at a height of 850 metres a.s.l. You can appreciate a stunning panorama from there or from the inside Palazzo dei Consoli. The Museo Diocesano and the interiors of the Palazzo Ducale, an elegant example of Renaissance architecture, are also of worth seeing.
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.
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).
The activity will last about 2.5 – 3 hours, depending on the pace of the group and the availability of the guide. If you want to extend the duration of your tour you can do so by contacting us in advance or on the day of your visit. We will do our very best to satisfy your every request.
If you choose the whole day:
the afternoon visit will begin immediately after lunch, between 2.30 pm and 3.00 pm, and will last as long as the morning tour.
You can enjoy this experience throughout the year.
This activity is also suitable for children.
You can enjoy this experience in the company of your four-legged friend.
Get ready to learn and have fun.
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.
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.
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.
This activity can be carried out up to a maximum of 50 people.
Number of people
Full price per person
da 10 a 15 pax
da 16 a 20 pax
da 21 a 30 pax
da 31 a 50 pax
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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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