Perugia - Riding the Minimetrò up to the Chocolate Hill

Riding the Minimetrò up to the Chocolate Hill

(16 reviews)
Centre, Perugia, Italy
45 mins

About the tour

The Minimetrò in Perugia is a public transportation system to get to the center on top of the Hill. It is a combination of the cable car, monorail, and.....a little bit rollercoaster !!! Perugia is also known as the Chocolate Capital of Italy. You will learn why during the 12-minute ride. And on top of the Hill, we will see many famous Baci chocolates! On Wednesdays, there is also a little market with local products such as truffles (not the chocolate ones), Pecorino-cheese, etc...

Meet your local guide


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.

Patrizia has been guiding since Mar 2001

What to expect

Get ready for something special. We're travelling to Perugia 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 guide.

The tour will last about 45 mins and will be live-streamed by your guide directly from Perugia. 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 guide 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.

Why are they tip-supported?

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.

The majority of your tip goes directly to support the guide's hard work, while the rest helps Heygo continue to build a place that brings the world closer together.

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How to join

Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.

For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.

Reviews from travellers

Lorraine (Canberra Australia 🇦🇺) P.

06 May 2021

This was a fun tour. I really enjoyed riding the minimetro. And who doesn't like chocolate? 🙂

Maria (Ottawa) C.

06 May 2021

Very interesting start to the Perugia chocolate tour. The MiniMetro is impressive. Great guiding Patrizia, as always, lots of information delivered excellently. Highly recommended tour.

Linda B NY 🐾.

06 May 2021

This was a very interesting tour. Traveling on this unique type of transportation was fun. We got to learn about the area too.

Susan O.

05 May 2021

An enjoyable fun tour with one of the best heygo guides. We started the tour on an unusual modern form of transport, the Mini Metro. It took us into the historic city centre of Perugia. Along the way we learned all about the history of the Baci chocolate. The tour included a shop which sold the chocolates. The only thing missing - we weren’t able to sample the chocolate!

Linda R.

05 May 2021

Thank you for great tour of Perugia

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