The Umbria region is similar to neighboring Tuscany due to its striking verdant landscapes, rich history and delicious cuisine. Umbria is perhaps most well-known for the town of Assisi, home to the massive Basilica of St. Francis, an important pilgrimage site. Also of note is the historic city of Perugia, which is the capital of the region and the area where "Perugina" chocolate is produced. Those looking for off-the-beaten path destinations will enjoy stops at an olive oil mill in Montefalco and in the small town of Spoleto surrounded by pristine greenery. Be sure to consider a stop in Deruta as well, which is among Italy's top centers of maiolica ceramic production. This 4 day travel package offers the ideal itinerary for those seeking tranquility and purity in a region that is still relatively undiscovered.
Day 1: BETTONA
Arrival at the hotel where you will check in and have a welcome drink. Afterwards you will have time at leisure to start exploring Bettona, an ancient hilltop town. In the evening, enjoy a welcome dinner followed by an overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 2: ASSISI, PERUGIA
After breakfast, we will start discovering the Umbria region and its beauty. Enjoy a morning guided tour of Assisi, exploring the city of Saint Francis and visiting the famous Basilica of Saint Francis with its stunning architecture and breathtaking frescoes. Lunch on your own at a local restaurant. In the afternoon, we suggest a visit to Perugia, capital of Umbria, where you can stroll along Corso Vannucci, admiring elegant medieval palaces, the beautiful Fontana Maggiore, a Medieval fountain, and the intriguing Rocca Paolina, a Renaissance fortress that is partially underground. Take a break at one of the numerous cafès or bakeries for a pastry or to sample the famous "Perugina" chocolate. Afterwards, return to the hotel where you will spend the night.
Day 3: MONTEFALCO, OLIVE OIL MILL, SPOLETO
After breakfast, depart for the small, quaint hamlet of Montefalco. Here you will visit a local olive oil mill and learn about the production process. Afterwards, enjoy a light lunch of local specialties paired with the mill's oil. In the afternoon, we recommend visiting Spoleto, a splendid city of art and seat of the famous "Festival of Two Worlds". Be sure to stop just outside of Spoleto to admire the Ponte delle Torri, a medieval bridge that crosses a gorge and is surrounded by greenery. In the outskirts of Spoleto, visit important cashmere outlets with time for shopping. Later, return to hotel and enjoy a farewell dinner featuring local cuisine. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 4: TORGIANO, DERUTA
Breakfast at the hotel followed by check out. If you have the morning free, we recommend visiting the Wine Museum in Torgiano or the unique Ceramic Museum in Deruta, which is one of Italy's centers for maiolica ceramics. Strolling through Deruta, you can admire small laboratories of this antique craft, for which this city is famous. Conclusion of your stay in Umbria.
PACKAGE START AT $784.00
- 3 nights accommodation in 4 Star Hotel in Bettona, Umbria or similar;
- Daily breakfast;
- Welcome Drink;
- Welcome Dinner;
- Half day walking tour of Assisi;
- Olive oil tasting with light lunch at mill in Montefalco;
- 4 Days of Car Rental Class B (Fully Inclusive Coverage Included)
- Vat Taxes and service Charges.
WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED:
- All Land & Air prices: Additional U.S. & Foreign Departure Taxes and Surcharges Fee(s) assessed by the Airlines.
- Hospitality city tax which varies by city and hotel category. If applicable it has to be paid locally to the hotel.
- Transportation, Entrance Fees to Monuments or Museums, Tips, Extras.
- Beverages during meals.
- All which is not mentioned under PACKAGE INCLUDES.
Fly and Drive independent tour package.
Available all year around on request.
Minimum number of participants: 2 people.
(*) Rate based on two adult persons sharing a double or twin bedded room with private bathroom. Single rooms are available at an additional supplement. Childrens, triple room rates and alternative accommodation arrangements are available upon request. (Additional and different charges may apply).