Fly & Drive
An unforgettable thrilling vacation that will linger in your heart for a long time!
Arrival in Italy and car pick up at the airport for the transfer on your first accommodation in Umbria, a charming hotel in Città della Pieve. Don’t forget during your stay in Città della Pieve to visit the beautiful historical center and also to pay a visit to the most important fresco of Pietro Vannucci, named Il Perugino, the famous painter of Italian renaissance. It is The Adorazione dei Magi. Time for wandering around in Città della Pieve and its old narrow alleys.
Today we suggest you to visit Orvieto, one of the most famous towns of the region thanks to the cathedral and Etruscan necropolis. Orvieto is really one of a kind also for the production of Wine. Orvieto Classico is maybe the most traditional among Italian white wines; upon your request we will reserve for you the visit to one the most important and blazoned among the historical estates of the area for tasting delicious wine (wine tasting not included and with supplement)!
Today you will discover Lake Trasimeno. To live the area in the best way we have a wonderful itinerary for you: the visit to San Feliciano protected area of La Valle and a boat ride with local fishermen. Oasis La Valle is a nice protected area where migratory birds stop during the journey from North Europe to north Africa. Here you will have a guide to assist you during a short tour on overwater footbridges. Later you can meet real local fishermen who will take you fishing by boat with them (optional excursion with supplement- see below). Tour around Polvese Island by boat. At the end you will have a rich taste of fresh fried lake fish with wine. A cookery class is also possible in a local agriturismo (on request with supplement).
Departure from Città della Pieve to Perugia, the capital town of Umbria. We suggest you to visit the National Gallery with the many masterpieces of Perugino, Pintoricchio and all the best renaissance painters. Perugia is an international town that offers a lot to its visitors; with more than 3000 of history, Perugia has one of the most beautiful historical centers of Italy. Fontana Maggiore, the Cathedral, Rocca Paolina, San Pietro and Palazzo dei Priori are only a few of the monuments that attracts always many visitors. In the afternoon transfer to your new accommodation, an amazing 4* hotel , a very charming typical Villa plunged in a green park of 230 hectars in a private estate in the Natural Park of Mount Subasio, near Assisi (11km). Welcome drink at arrival with local delicacies and wine and the superb view over the valley and hills!
Today you will live a fantastic excursion into Valnerina. In 1 hour you will be in the paradise of Apennines. First suggested stop is the wonderful Abbey of San Pietro in Valle. Second stop is Ferentillo where you will visit the unique Museum of Mummies. It is the old crypt of a church where many many mummies have been preserved thanks to the microclimate of the place. It is a way of learning about the story of the village, the people who lived there and their habits.
A fantastic new day to discover Spoleto and the Sagrantino Wine Road. Sagrantino wine is a strong local red grape that only in Umbria grows and the countryside between Spoleto and Assisi is dotted with many beautiful and typical wine estates producing this fabulos wine. First stop is Spoleto, a roman town also world-famous for the festival dedicated to performing arts. In the second part of June the best musicians, dancers, opera singers and actors of the world have their shows in Spoleto. Second stop is Bevagna, amazing medieval town with a precious square and many medieval workshops. Still nowadays it is possible to assist to the production of paper or leather or candles according to the old traditional way of many centuries ago! To end this memorable day in the best way we will visit a fantastic wine estate including a rich wine tasting
Breakfast and time at your leisure for visiting Assisi and its marvelous Giotto Frescos in the Upper Basilica of Saint Frances. Protected by Unesco as a human Heritage site, Assisi has a lot to offer both to art lovers and to religious visitors! The old Rocca, and the mystic cathedral together with the narrow medieval streets of the old towns make of Assisi a place to be! Enjoy the fantastic view from the Cathedral and from the fortress at sunset!
Accomodations: 7 Overnights in charming 4* hotels in Città della Pieve and Lake Trasimeno.
3 overnights in classic double room in Hotel 4* in Città della Pieve including breakfast, 4 overnights in classic double room in Hotel 4* near Assisi including Breakfast, welcome drink in both hotels, 1 wine tasting in Wine Estate in Bevagna, 2 dinners, 1 excursion by boat with fishermen and fish tasting, entrance ticket to Oasi La Valle, maps and itinerary with our suggestions (in English), assistance UmbriAction.
2 hours english guided tour of Assisi with english speaking guide € 135,00 per guide (available any time in private basis),
2 hours english guided tour of Perugia with English speaking guide € 135,00 per guide (available any time in private basis),
Supplement for Gourmet Dinner including Wines in Castiglione del Lago with lake fish € 38,00 pp (basis 2 people),
COOKING CLASS: cookery class including meal in Agriturismo around Lake Trasimeno € 38,00 per person. Beverahes are not included. Time 2 hours class + lunch.
City tax not included to be paid on spot at departure.
CHILDREN POLICY: free in sharing room with 2 adults up to 3 years. No meals included,
Discount for 3°: free up to 2 years (meals will be charged directly on spot upon consumption),
Discount for 3° bed for adults – 20%.
IT IS POSSIBLE TO EXTEND THE STAY IN ANY TOWN INCLUDED IN THE ITINERARY
Departure after breakfast, according to flight schedule.