Fly & Drive
Castles of Italy
price from € 650,00
Live like in a movie! This fantastic itinerary will take you to discover the most magical places in central Italy, between Umbria, Abruzzo and Lazio. You will stay in beautiful castles and fairytale places and visit incredible unforgettable movie sets
Day 1: arrival in Italy and car rental. Departure to your first accommodation, in Umbria. This is an old fortified castles turned into a 4* hotel preserving the charme and cosy atmosphere of ancient times. The rooms are spread in the old borgo and you will also appreciate the astonishing view, the Spa and the gourmet restaurant, beside the silence and quiet atmosphere. Time at leisure to visit the surroundings. Welcome dinner in the Gourmet restaurant of the Hotel
DAY 2: ORVIETO / TODI - after the rich breakfast with view over Umbria Hills you have a new day to discover the beauty of Umbria. First stop will be wonderful Orvieto, offering an amazing square dominated by the impositing Cathedral with the fantastic facade. Orvieto has a new very thrilling itinerary, the Orvieto underground. A nice di pinto the belly of the town and into its rich history. On your way back to the hotel we suggest you to stop in beautiful Todi, a nice little town considered for many years the best place to live in Italy. Perched on the top of a hill dominating Tiber Valley has a beautiful historical center and interesting restaurants if you are looking for fine food!
DAY 3: ASSISI / WINE ESTATE - another day to explore Umbria can’t skip the visit of Assisi, hometown to Saint Francis and coffer for Giotto’s frescos. The middle age atmosphere of the town will excite you and you won’t forget the white/pink stone buildings including roman temple and many churches. In the afternoon visit to an old Castle turned into a wine estate; time to visit the estate and to taste the local delicious production
DAY 4: RIETI/L’AQUILA / SANTO STEFANO DI SESSANIO - departure to Abruzzo following the Apennines route through Marmore Falls, Piediluco Lake, Rieti and L’aquila. Maybe L’Aquila is the best place for you for a lunch stop for tasting the delicious Local cuisine of Abruzzo. Arrival in Santo Stefano di Sessanio and accommodation in the Hotel Diffuso; the hotel is spread in the old houses and palaces of the old fortress. This old village, located at the border of the national park of Gran Sasso, is considered the gem of Abruzzo thanks to its unique panoramic location and to the beauty of its old buildings. Time to browse around in the historical center. The village winds its way through stairways, narrow streets and cobblestones and time seems to have stopped, among stone houses, gates of the ancient walls and churches. The village has no real defensive walls, however it is surrounded by house-walls, which follow one after the other without leaving any spaces and which are equipped with few windows.
DAY 5: ROCCA CALASCIO - after your rich breakfast you will visit Rocca Calascio and the National Park of Gran Sasso. Rocca Calascio is a spectacular castle that dates back to the XII century. It is located at 1500 mt on a rock and has been the set for several movies like Ladyhawke and the Name of the Rose with Sean Connery. Rocca Calascio will strike you for the incredible panorama and the suggestive setting. Overnight in evocative Santo Stefano di Sessanio
DAY 6: NEROLA / ROMA - departure from Abruzzo to Nerola through Vicovaro, Carsoli and Tivoli. Nerola is a charming little town near Rome dominated by the Orsini Castle. Along your journey from Abruzzo we suggest a detour to visit Castel Gandolfo with the Palazzo Barberini Palace and garden of the Pope. This is another highlight of the Roman suburb and if you are fond of castles and gardens you can’t miss it! (the visit has to be booked – on request with supplement). Arrival in Nerola and accommodation in Castello Orsini that has been turned into a 5* hotel.
DAY 7: ROMA - day at leisure to visit Rome. Rome has always something incredible to offer to its visitors and in any season there is a special atmosphere that you will discover only in Rome. Rome has been the set for many movies and walking around in the old city you will remember many world famous films. To close this italian special tour in the best way we have reserved for you a special Aperitif in “La Grande Bellezza” roof Garden in Piazza Navona, the set of the movie “The great beauty”. No better ways to say goodbye to Rome and to Italy!
DAY 8: car Drop off and departure
CAR RENTAL: is available with supplement according to car type and chosen insurance
Accomodations: 7 nights in bed and Breakfast basis in different hotels!
Food: breakfast and 1 dinner, 1 tasting
3 overninghts in double classic room in Umbria with breakfast, 2 overnights in classic room in Santo Stefano di Sessanio with Breakfast, 2 overnights in Nerola with breakfast, 1 wine tasting in Umbria, 1 dinner in hotel’s restaurant in Umbria (beverages are not included), 1 aperitif in Rome, maps and information, assistance assistance UmbriActi
PRICE DO NOT INCLUDE
CAR RENTAL (with supplement) city tax when expected, lunch, dinner when not included, beverages, sanitary insurance (with supplement), transfers on arrival and/or departure.
IT IS POSSIBLE TO EXTEND THE STAY IN ANY PLACE OR IN OTHER DESTINATIONS. EXTENTION HAS TO BE REQUESTED AT RESERVATION.
SUPPLEMENT FOR SINGLE ROOM ON REQUEST
SUPPLEMENT ARE AVAILABLE FOR:
Guided tour in Orvieto underground with reservation; Guided tour of Assisi or Orvieto;
Independent Visit to Musei Vaticani and Sistine Chapel; Guided tour (in a group) to Musei Vaticani and Sistine Chapel; Guided tour in Rome (half day walking tour ); Rome Segway tour, visit to Vatican Garden of Castel Gandolfo