Only one week to discover the very best of this region, so full of great natural, historical and artistic beauties! Programme including Perugia, Assisi, Spoleto, Spello, Trevi, Città della Pieve and Carsuale!
Umbria in a Nutshell
Art, History & Nature
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Arrival in Umbria; accommodation in Hotel, meeting with your guide and briefing about hiking excursions you are about to join! Welcome drink, dinner and overnight.
Breakfast. First Hike: TREVI E LE FONTI DEL CLITUNNO. The route begins in Trevi; we leave heading south along the path of olive trees! Olive trees will frame the Church of St. Catherine, with its large wall fresco, the Church of St. Michael the Archangel and the Hermitage of Clitunno. Going down into the valley stands the polygonal tower of Pissignano, charming fortified village which we will cross on tiptoe. Still a stretch halfway next to the Concentration Camp of World War II and then you will reach the paradise of Clitunno sources, sung by many famous poets. Return to hotel, dinner and overnight!
Breakafst. Full day excursion to PERUGIA with local guide . You will walk through narrow medieval roads discovering wonderful masterpieces of Etruscan origins... but not only: medieval squares, eternal palaces, the Major Fountain and wonderful churches including the Cathedral dedicated to Saint Lorenzo! You will also discover the Rocca Paolina, an underground fortified city dating back to XVI century! At the end of the tour you will also discover an old workshop that produces leaded glass for the magnificent windows of cathedrals around the world and if you are a Chocolate greedy, you are in the right place! Perugia is the town of Chocolate. You hacve the chance here to take part to a chocolate workshop or simply a visit to the museum dedicated to Chocolate History and to " Perugina" industry. Return to hotel, dinner and overnight!
Breakfast . Third excursion: OLD RAILWAY OF VALNERINA SPOLETO NORCIA. On July 31, 1968, after only 42 years of life, there was the last trip of the train that connected Spoleto to Norcia. Today that route, with its many spiral galleries and viaducts is again viable. Departing from Santa Anatolia going up the long tunnel of Caprareccia (2km), we'll reach the viaduct Cortaccione and Spoleto through the spectacular Tower Bridge. Return to hotel, dinner and overnight!
Breakfast in Hotel. Second Hike: ASSISI E SPELLO. This beautiful, interesting walk is on the mountain par excellence, the Subasio (1290 mt), which stands mighty over the Umbrian Valley. Departing from the heart of Assisi we head up to the Hermitage, which still exudes the spirit of St. Francis. After the visit we will resume the climb along the centuries-old holm oak forest of the Hermitage. Then, with quick descent will come to the source Bregno and from there to the medieval jewel that is Spello. Return to hotel, dinner and overnight!
Breakfast in Hotel. Fourth excursion: OLD FLAMINIA ROAD AND CARSULAE The Roman consul Flaminio built this road around 220 BC This console met his death at the Battle of Trasimeno against Hannibal in 217 BC but the road was an important way and here was born the only Christian catacomb and an entire city, Carsulae. The stretch of the Flaminia that we will cover is from Massa Martana in Acquasparta. For wine lovers....don't miss a visit to one of the amazing old local wineries producing great red wines! Return to hotel, dinner and overnight!
Breakfast in Hotel and departure for the fifth excursion: CITTA’ DELLA PIEVE, PERUGINO AND THE SAFFRON. Città della Pieve is the home town of one of the most famous painters of Italian renaissance, Pietro Vannucci, the Perugino. We will discover this beautiful town through a 19steps- path through its narrow streets that date back to the XIII century. At the end we will visit a special place where we will discover the Saffron, one of the most famous products of this land. A tasting will close this walk in Città della Pieve! Dinner and overnight in Hotel.
Breakfast and departure!
Accomodations: 3 or 4 star hotel especially selected for their warm welcome to sporting people and for their location!
Food: 7 breakfast, 7 dinners in Hotel
We always suggest one special dinner with local traditional food and wine!