The Lavandeto in Assisi are privately owned fields located at the foot of the hills of Assisi. They are carefully tended to by the Lady of the house herself. She has numerous different coloured lavender plants which are used for different purposes. Every year in June, the Festa della Lavanda is organized to give the opportunity to visitors to walk through these beautiful fields and take pictures. During those days it also becomes a Mecca for a lot of professional photographers. I am not amongst them but I will try to find a quiet moment and do my best to give you the best shots possible.
Patrizia’s our archaeologist-turned-tour guide, who’s had so much fun guiding visitors around the green heart of Italy. Perugia's always ready to throw a surprise. Although the city's not very famous, it doesn't shy away from entertaining its visitors with its stories and breathtaking views. "Perugia during the Umbria Jazz festival is magical! Every day at noon, a New Orleans band marches up and down the main street to get people to dance and follow them to the different free concert venues. Lovely music, and magical atmosphere through the night!" she says. On her tours, you might catch a smatter of different languages - she's a polyglot who speaks 5 languages. "A funny incident was that on a very busy day, I was halfway through my tour in Perugia before it hit me that I was doing it in the wrong language and nobody had dared to interrupt me!" she laughs. “I always try to convey some typical Italian word or proverb ready to be used immediately. Normally by the end of the tour, everyone remembers it and who knows...continues to use it at home!” Her goal as a professional guide is still to surprise the visitors. She almost stumbled into the exciting space of guiding visitors around her city. When she was working as an archaeologist on excavation sites and museums, she enjoyed showing Perugia's beautiful landscape. "And then I got the chance to accompany groups throughout Europe, and decided being a guide was the profession where I could combine my different interests: history, languages and meeting people from all over the world," she quips. As Marcel Proust said: you don't always have to travel to new destinations but you have to look at them with new eyes.
Get ready for something special. We’re travelling to Assisi with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you’ll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and an amazing content creator.
The tour will last about 45 mins and will be live-streamed by your content creator directly from Assisi. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!
While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your content creator and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.
We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to join, but you have the option to leave a tip during the tour.
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10 July 2021
excellent tour and excellent explanations of the architectural centers and the art that the beautiful country has.
03 July 2021
THANKS FOR LAVENDAR AND SMELL HEAVENLY IS HEALING NATURE
02 July 2021
Fun tour. My first with Patricia. I came to see purple flowers and saw so much more. Should've have lavender oil in my diffuser. I'll have to remember next year
Tina L. M.
01 July 2021
A bit of a departure for Patrizia, whose tours are usually of a more historical bent, so this was more of an experiential tour than an educational one, but the background of how the family got into lavender and developed it as business was quite interesting, supplemented by some of the folklore and historical uses of lavender. Mostly it was just a very nice walk in calm and scenic surroundings. A pity technology has not yet advanced to the point that we could share the scent, but we could certainly imagine it. I was happy Patrizia opted to keep it classy and let the destination speak for itself, rather than take the lead of some of her colleagues and introduce some kind of novelty act to fill up the time! That is no reflection on Patrizia's merits as an entertainer, but really, when you have a lovely landscape and birdsong, why do you need more? An unexpected bonus was that the lavender field was right next to a sunflower field, so we got a sneak peak at those as well, even though the field itself was not very accessible. Although it has not affected my rating, I have to mention that the connection was a bit spotty, as is often the case in more rural locations. During the time I've been following her tours, Patrizia has become adept at handling a dodgy connection - she's always aware when it's dropping, and has learnt the little tricks that stop us losing her altogether! Overall, a very pleasant and relaxing tour.
01 July 2021
Interesting tour of Lavender in Assisi. Patrizia did a nice tour even though admitting she was not super cognizant about flowers! She managed to pull off the tour very nicely! Thanks Patrizia!