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Umbria

The green heart of Italy (il cuore verde d’Italia), from a poem by Carducci, Umbria is the only region in Italy whose borders touch neither the sea nor another nation. Tuscany lies to its west, Marche to the east (they meet in the north), and Lazio to its south. A world apart, Umbria is known for fecund landscapes, ancient traditions, and a slow, sweet pace of life.

 

About the Umbria Region

 

From medieval village festivals that feel like a giant step back in time to the breathtaking frescoes of the Italian Renaissance masters, from the unique, earthy cuisine to the refreshing Grechetto grape, discovering Umbria is well worth the effort. And surrendering to the Umbrian culture of slow living will make for a deliciously memorable and resonant trip.

Unwind in Umbria

Dates & Pricing

Minimum of 6 participants, maximum of 16, with a maximum guide-to-guest ratio of 1 to 8

 

DATES (7 days)
For dates, info and availability please contact us.

 

TOUR PRICE

Per person in double occupancy: from $3,050

 

Single Supplement: $490

 

In addition, we pledge to donate more than 1% of your trip price to food literacy and environmental non profit organizations

Tour Highlights

  • Discover the UNESCO Sites of the Basilica of Saint Francis in Assisi, its frescoes, and the Basilica of San Salvatore in Spoleto; Explore Orvieto underground and its Cathedral
  • Visits and tastings to wine, pastries, olive oil makers and meet a local macramé artist, a ceramist and a paper maker
  • Enjoy some of the native grapes of Umbria, such as Grechetto and Sagrantino di Montefalco
  • Relax in unique, 3- or 4-star hotels distinctively representing the local cultures and traditions
  • Hypnotic hikes to Civita, the Hermitage of Saint Francis in Assisi and above Gubbio up to the basilica of Saint Ubaldo
  • Delve into Etruscan, Roman, Lombard and medieval histories, traditions and culture in this unique area in central Italy
  • Meals and food stories with two local families in an agriturismo near Orvieto and in Spello with live folk music; meet a local farmer specializing in permaculture
  • Explore must-see places such as Spoleto, Orvieto, Assisi, and discover lesser-known villages such as Gubbio, Civita di Bagnoregio and some of the Most Beautiful Villages of Italy such as Spello, Castiglione del Lago, and Bevagna 

What's Included

  • 6 nights of accommodation in 3- or 4-star hotels
  • 6 breakfasts and 2 lunches
  • 4 dinners with either a 3- or 4-course menu  
  • Entry fees to the S. Brizio chapel in the Cathedral of Orvieto and in private caves owned by a local family
  • 1 guided visit in Assisi and daily exposure to history, culture & cuisine of Umbria
  • 1 visit and tasting to an olive oil maker and 1 to a wine maker
  • Visit a macramé artist, a ceramicist and a paper maker using medieval techniques
  • 3 optional 1-2-hour hikes in the region and daily walking opportunities
  • 1 cooking demo with a local chef
  • 1 visit to an agriturismo and 1 to a local family for lunch with folks live music
  • Comfortable transportation by 9-seat van for all travel as cited in the itinerary
  • Bilingual, professional Tour Leaders
  • 1 group transfer to Foligno train station at the end of the tour
  • Local taxes and gratuities for luggage porters and restaurant servers during tour 

What's Not Included

  • 4 lunches and 2 dinners on your own 
  • Alcoholic beverages at group dinners (including wine and spirits)
  • Round-trip airfare and expenses to/from the tour
  • Trip cancellation, baggage loss or travel delay insurance (this optional coverage is highly recommended and is not provided by Food.Stories.Travel.
  • Gratuities for your Tour Leader
  • Personal expenses, such as, but not limited to, phone calls, laundry, emails, snacks, gifts

Itinerary

 

To request the Itnerary as a PDF or to ask us any questions please contact us today!

 

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