Assisi / Spello
Suggested itineraries: 3 days/ 2 nights
Day 1 (Assisi)
Arrival in the afternoon at a MTV Umbria member winery located in Assisi
MTV Umbria winery visit, dinner and accommodations
Day 2 (Assisi – Spello)
Morning free time in Assisi centre. MTV Umbria suggests:
· Basilica of St Francis in Assisi. Since 1230 this Basilica preserves and holds the mortal remains of the seraphic saint. Wanted by Pope Gregory IX as specialis ecclesia, it was awarded the title of Caput et Mater Order of Minors  by the Pope himself and at the same time it was entrusted in perpetuity to the same friars. In the complex history that has marked the evolution of the Order, the Basilica (and the adjacent Sacred Convent) has been guarded by the so-called "friars of the community", the group who then constituted the Order of the Minor Conventual Friars.
· Basilica of Saint Clare: The church was built after the death of St. Clare, between 1257 and 1265, around the ancient church of San Giorgio, which until 1230 had kept the mortal remains of St. Francis.
The remains of the saint were moved in 1260, and the solemn consecration took place in 1265, in the presence of Clement IV. Basilica construction was guided by the architect Filippo da Campello. The crypt that now houses the Saint Clare’s tomb was built in 1850.
The Cathedral of Saint Rufino is the Dome of Assisi and the Cathedral of the Diocese of Assisi-Nocera Umbra-Gualdo Tadino. The church stands in the square bearing Saint Rufino where once stood a terrace from Roman times, (but there is no documented evidence) and the forum of the Roman city of Asisium.
· Rocca Maggiore, situated on a hilltop overlooking the valley and erected in the early Middle Ages, was destroyed by a popular uprising (1198) against Duke Conrad of Urslingen, tutor of the late Emperor Frederick II. Rebuilt in 1356 by Cardinal Albornoz, while respecting the original structural shapes, the polygonal tower (1458) and the cylindrical bastion next to the entrance (1535-1538) were added later. Federico Barbarossa and Frederick II resided in the Fortress as children.
MTV member winery visit in the area of Assisi – wine tasting and lunch
Transfer to Spello
Free time in Spello town - Mtv Umbria suggests:
· City Hall, where there are Roman inscriptions, two portraits from the Flavian period, a valuable library furnished with Venetian furniture and the famous edict of Constantine dated 333-337 AD
· Cappella Tega The chapel was built as the headquarters of the St. Anne Brotherhood, who ran a hospital which was known since 1362, the chapel was included in this hospital complex and probably was reserved for the Brotherhood, which was then suppressed in 1571.
· Collegiata di Santa Maria Maggiore, which houses beautiful frescos by Pinturicchio (around1500-1501) and a valuable Deruta tile floor (second half of the sixteenth century) in the Baglioni Chapel. The original facade of the thirteenth century, was completely rebuilt around the middle of the seventeenth century. In the interior there are several baroque elements including an altar.
Dinner and Accommodation: Town of Spello
Day 3 (Spello)
Spello: Visit to an oil mill member of Strade del Vino e dell’Olio dell’Umbria