Egidio Albornoz was a Spanish cardinal, politician and leader who came to Italy around the second half of the 1300s at the behest of Pope Innocent VI who, at that time, was in Avignon, with the aim of consolidating the power of the Papal state. The Cardinal took care of reconquering large territories in central Italy by implementing a policy of control thanks also to the “Rocche” starting from Orvieto.
He had numerous fortifications built which had the purpose, not only of reinforcing the Papal State at a military level, but above all allowed control of communication routes and the population.
Our tour crosses all of Umbria to discover the Albornozian Fortresses of Orvieto, Narni, Spoleto and Assisi.
Arrival in the afternoon in Orvieto. Withdrawal of the Orvieto Carta Unica which gives access to the main monuments of the city. Walk through the acropolis of the tuffaceous city, with entrance to the Cathedral of Maitani and the stupendous Cappella San Brizio, the Pozzo di San Patrizio and the gardens of the Fortress from which you can see some remains of the suggestive towers and admire a beautiful panorama of the whole valley.
Accommodation in overnight facility
After breakfast we continue in the direction of Spoleto and its fortress: it is certainly one of the most representative monuments of the city. Located on the Sant’Elia hill, the fortress overlooks the Monteluco wood which joins the monumental Aqueduct Bridge of the Towers. Entrance to the Rocca and free walk to follow.
In the afternoon transfer to Assisi where the route starts from the Rocca Maggiore which occupies the summit of Mount Subasio (which can only be visited from the outside). From here, thanks to its position, you can enjoy a splendid panorama. We will continue with the free walk through the city of San Francesco.
After leaving the structure, on returning to your destination, the last visit of our itinerary will be made to the fortress that overlooks Narni. Entrance to the Rocca and continue with a visit to the underground passage of Narni Sotterranea.
The fee per person includes:
- 2 nights accommodation in a 4-star hotel with breakfast
- Orvieto Carta Unica
- Entrance to Narni Underground
- Entrance to Perugia Underground
- Registration fee and insurance
The fee does not include:
- Extras, tips and offers
- Means of transport
- City tax to be paid on site (if applicable)
- Anything not expressly indicated in “the rate includes”