Perugia - Riding the Minimetrò up to the Chocolate Hill

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Riding the Minimetrò up to the Chocolate Hill

Sun, 1 Aug
(60 reviews)
Centre, Perugia, Italy
55 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 Patrizia-Umbria


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.

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 content creator.

The tour will last about 55 mins and will be live-streamed by your content creator 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 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.

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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.

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Reviews from travellers

Edgar S.

10 July 2021

excellent tour and excellent explanations of the architectural centers and the art that the beautiful country has.

Joy N.

08 July 2021

Thank you Patrizia for taking us along. Some signal issues inside the train but I enjoyed the ride just the same. Very interesting to hear the Baci chocolate story and the lady that worked so hard. I especially loved when you opened up a piece of chocolate and read the note. Always enjoy your tours and the history of Perugia.

Cheryl B.

30 June 2021

Very interesting ride

Susan (BC Canada) C.

28 June 2021

The metro tram didn't have the greatest views so I found it somewhat disappointing. I'll be back on your tours that start out on top. I love walking with you around the old narrow roads and alleys. An amazing place to visit and you are a delightful well informed guide.

Mary B.

28 June 2021

An interesting ride round Perugia

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