Paciano: located in the western part of Umbria, it is a small village among olive groves nestled on the slopes of Mount Petrarvella where the view sweeps towards Lake Trasimeno, the Valdichiana and Mount AmiataTo visit the Trasimeno Memory Bank in Palazzo Baldeschi. In this space, through the faces of the local population you can reflect on the "memory and knowledge of craftsmanship, agriculture and food and wine" and the visit to the Sanctuary of the Madonna della Stella, built in 1572 following the sighting by a pilgrim of a star lying for three days above the image of the Madonna.
Medium difficulty route
Arrival at the selected accommodation and check-in.
Tour of the historic center of Paciano with our guide and welcome dinner in the village or in a farmhouse for tasting of local products.
Breakfast and GROUP FORMATION FOR THE EXCURSION (possibility of SHUTTLE booking).
Departure for Montegiove-Scarzuola-Cerqueto-Castel-Fiori,
On this route you start from Montegiove and arrive at Castel di Fiori following a dirt road in good condition. This route allows you to visit the main attractions of the area.
Total distance: 10416 m-Max elevation: 633 m-Min elevation: 487 m
Total climbing: 631 m.
The Franciscan Convent of Scarzuola was founded by St. Francis of Assisi in 1218, who planted a laurel bush and a rose bush there, causing a spring of water to spring up.
It owes its name to a marsh plant, the Scarza, which the saint used to build himself a hut. The spring has never ceased to nourish the sacred place with its water, a fountain of living water in the woods toward the rising of the sun the one impetrated by the Holy Father Francis. The church "Sancte Marie loci fratrum minorum de Scarciola," originally consisting of a simple rectangular hall covered by a slightly acute barrel vault, has been profoundly modified over the centuries. The apse of the church holds a fresco from the first half of the 13th century depicting St. Francis in levitation.
Dinner free and overnight stay.
Breakfast and GROUP FORMATION FOR THE EXCURSION (possibility of booking SHUTTLE or E BIKE or VESPA).
Km 11, D.I.L. +296 m / -420 m.
Departure from Paciano for Panicale, where you can visit the Collegiate Church of San Michele Arcangelo, named for the town's patron saint and probably of Lombard origin: inside is preserved, in the last chapel on the left, an Adoration of the Shepherds, an altarpiece from 1519 and evidence of the artistic maturity of the painter Giovanni Battista Caporali. At the Church of St. Sebastian, just outside the walls, is a masterpiece by Perugino: the fresco The Martyrdom of St. Sebastian from 1505: here again it is the lake water mirror that dominates the panorama.
Tasting at farm with accompanied walking tour to explore the typical crops, vineyards, olive groves and to learn about Fagiolina del Trasimeno a very ancient legume of this area that has become a Slow Food Presidium.
Breakfast and ceck out possibility of booking SHUTTLE and/or GROUP FORMATION FOR THE EXCURSION Along enchanting paths with splendid views of the lake and hills, our trek takes us to Città della Pieve, one of the most beautiful villages in Italy, famous not only for its narrow streets including Vicolo Baciadonne but also and above all for being the birthplace of the artist Pietro Vannucci, known as Il Perugino.
Upon arrival, visit one of his best-known works preserved in the Oratory of Santa Maria dei Bianchi, "The Adoration of the Magi," which will also enchant you with its extraordinary colors.
Km 16, D.I.L. +339 m / -280 m.
On request, visit a workshop where the precious Saffron, one of the most typical local products, is processed to make delicious products: chocolate, liqueur and more.
At facility with characteristics of agritourism
Upon reaching no. 10 participants or 20 if school groups
THE PACKAGE INCLUDES
No. 3 Overnight stays at Farmhouse or equivalent facilities, in twin or double room.
No. 1 welcome dinner with local specialties.
Accompaniment by Guide or licensed professional for all excursions in the program.
Reservations and admissions at sites of interest included in the program.
All inclusive insurance.
E-Bike rental for no. 3 full days.
Overnight stays at superior 4-star hotels or historic mansion.
Additional single room.
HB treatment with dinner.
FB treatment including lunch and dinner.
Shuttle/Bus rental with or without driver.