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SMALL GROUP TOUR: CASCIA AND SPOLETO, A JOURNEY THROUGH TIME IN UMBRIA

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Stop At: Piazza della Liberta, Orte Italy

First stop of the tour for breakfast and and quick visit to the Roman underground aqueduct

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Basilica di Santa Maria Assunta, Via G. Roscio 10 Piazza della Libertà, 01028, Orte Italy

Just a quick and short visit at cathedral of cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta in the beautiful city of orte

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Roccaporena, Santuario di S. Rita, Frazione di Roccaporena, 06043 Roccaporena, Cascia Italy

1381 Saint Rita of Cascia was born here. The scoglio di Santa Rita ("Rock of St. Rita") is traditionally believed to be the place where she prayed. Roccaporena is also the site of the saint's house, dating to the 14th century, with the adjoining Orto del Miracolo ("Miracle Orchard"), and the 13th-century church of San Montano, where St. Rita married

Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes

Stop At: Grotta d'Oro, 06043 Roccaporena, Cascia Italy

In front of the Scoglio Sacro, high on Roccaporena, opens into the cliff the Grotta d’Oro, a semicircular cave , the Golden Grotto , recalled the legend of the nymph Porrina, who from that cave opening his mouth to the vati proclaimed: «From these rocky cliffs will light a divine light. A precious stone will come to light, the Margherita, which will shine and be the largest and will surpass the lands and the seas.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Basilica di Santa Rita, Monastero Santa Rita, 06043, Cascia Italy

Visit the Basilica and Monastery of St. Rita of Cascia , St. Rita was one of the most popular saints of the Catholic Church, with her related symbols being roses and figs. The Basilica was built in 1937 and consecrated in 1947, and the monastery where she lived for forty years was rebuilt in the 18th Century and houses the nuns of the Augustinian community.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Duomo di Spoleto, Piazza del Duomo, 06049, Spoleto Italy

The church is essentially an example of Romanesque architecture, with a nave and two side-aisles crossed by a transept, although subsequently modified. A notable external porch and the belfry were added in the fifteenth and sixteenth century respectively.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: La Rocca, Via del Ponte, 06043, Spoleto Italy

Rocca Alborziana a medieval fortress.

Located on the top of the Sant'Elia hill overlooking the city of Spoleto. It is the main bastion of the fortification system built by Pope Innocent VI, to strengthen the Church's authority in the territories of central Italy militarily and make it clearer, in view of the now imminent return of the papal seat to Rome after the seventies years of stay in Avignon.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Mura di Spoleto, Spoleto Italy

take your time for tasting local products and relax time enjoying the

medieval city remained well preserved until today. admire the intact Roman gates ruins around the city . Porta San Pietro or Porta Monterone, at the end of the street of the same name. Still well preserved, it has a double arch and is adorned with four high-reliefs, coats of arms of the city.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Teatro Romano, Piazza della Liberta, Spoleto Italy

A perfectly preserved Roman theater is located within the city walls.

The Spoleto theater building

Duration: 10 minutes
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