"These days of exotic splendour may stand out in each lifetime like marble mileposts in an alluvial land"

Rolling hills of Umbria / 1 week

Pre-Arrival
Rome 3 nights, including a guided tour of town

Post-departure
3 nights lazy country resort, half board included

Combine with: Tuscany island

7 nights accommodation, all meals, local guide every day, tour leader, all visits and entrance fees.

  • Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Assisi

  • Explore Perugia

  • Learn about olive oil

  • Sample local wine

  • Go on a truffle hunt

Tour Description

The “green heart of Italy” is now known as much as her neighbouring sister Tuscany. And right so. It has a multitude of beautiful and intimate hill towns, it is much more understated than Tuscany, it has a contemplative, almost mystical feel. 

Umbria is the only Italian region that borders neither the sea nor another country, this way keeping alive the old Italian traditions. 

You’ll see the old folks sitting on chairs in front of their houses, old men playing cards in the square, houses that haven’t ever been locked. Scenery can be glorious in Umbria, the olive groves above all, the vineyards, the mountains, the hazy horizons.

 A silent region where food, wine, art and architecture excel. It is the land of the saints, St. Francis, St. Benedict, St. Valentine were born here. 

There is something about Umbria that sets it apart, less crowded than Tuscany, a different light, the morning hazes that transform it into a dream country, the locals…come and visit and you’ll find out.

Detailed itinerary

DAY 1 - Arrival Day

Arrive at Rome airport and transfer to your hotel. 

Some time for an afternoon stroll, welcome meeting and drink, getting to know your guides.

DAY 2 - Roman aqueduct walk

Today we discover the other side of Mt. Subasio, walking down towards the medieval hamlet of Collepino, then continuing along an ancient Roman aqueduct to Spello, one of Umbria’s highlights. A pleasant and easy walk with unforgettable views. Enjoy some free time in Spello for a stroll around.

DAY 3 - Assisi walk

Walk down from Mt. Subasio towards the hermit a St. Francis for a visit and some time in contemplation, a feeling that comes so easily in Umbria. Continue to walk down an old pilgrim route to Assisi for lunch. In the afternoon a Franciscan friar will tour you through the basilica of St. Francis.

DAY 4 - Olive oil walk

Morning transfer to a typical remote medieval hamlet for a short visit and a walk through open country side on the hills overlooking Assisi in the far to Torre del Colle, a yet more remote and older tiny hamlet. Reach an olive mill for lunch and learn all about the green gold of Umbria. In the afternoon discover the town of Bevagna and a medieval paper manufactory.

DAY 5 - Perugia urban walk

Today is dedicated to Umbria’s biggest city and capital, Perugia. A morning guided visit of town and a typical Umbrian lunch. In the afternoon, have time to find out more about Perugia’s seemingly endless art treasures or just walk around this extraordinary town.

DAY 6 - Montefalco wine walk

A hearty walk in the Sagrantino wine country, through fields, vineyards and open farm land, always in the company o excellent views and a full immersion into Umbria’s country side feel. You may meet local famers for a chat, see how locals earn their money and how heartbreakingly beautiful the region’s country side is. Lunch and wine tasting at a local winery. In the afternoon visit the town of Montefalco.

DAY 7 - Truffles

This is the day to find out how remote places can actually be in Umbria. Transfer to a mountain farm high above Spoleto. Only one family lives here on the top of a mountain from where one can see a big part of Umbria. Go truffle hunting with the farmer and his dogs. Have lunch with his family and enjoy walking high above the Vale of Umbria.

DAY 8 - Departure

Transfer to Fiumicino’s airport for departure.