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Umbria - Umbertide - a Fortress, the Tiber and the Second World War

Umbertide - a Fortress, the Tiber and the Second World War

(17 reviews)
Town centre, Umbria, Italy
45 mins

About the tour

Umbertide, charming little town in the Upper Tiber Valley in Umbria, the Green Heart of Italy. The Tiber river played an important role throughout the town's history and sadly also during a tragic episode during World War II. While the 25th of April is an Italian Holiday celebrating the end of World War II, in Umbertide it is Memorial Day for it's darkest day in history.

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 Umbria 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 Umbria. 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 book and join, but you have the option to tip the guide during the tour.

Leaving a tip will help support the guides and allow us to offer tours in more places around the world. If you aren't able to leave a tip, then it would be great if you can share the tour with friends and family to spread the word.

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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

Anne A.

13 April 2021

Always interesting listening to Patrizia


13 April 2021

good knowledge, but could not watch any more after 15 minutes due to focusing not correct on the camera, really had tired eyes trying to watch, so left trip.

Priscilla M.

13 April 2021

This was a really interesting tour and I look forward to similar ones from Patrizia.

Evita J.

13 April 2021


Bruce V.

13 April 2021

Grande Patrizia, many thanks for a most interesting tour of Umbertide, a place I had not yet visited and about which I knew very little. I highly recommend it to anyone interested in the area and the history of this lovely town on the Tiber. Just one thing: the connection was not always great so you might want to bear that in mind for your future visits. Otherwise, great tour and great guide. A presto

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