Fly & Drive Umbria
- 8 days s
8 days s
- 4 overnights in double room in Agriturismo Bellavista near Spoleto including Breakfast
- 3 overnights in double room in Agriturismo I Romiti (near Castiglione del Lago) including breakfast
- 1 welcome drink at arrival in Agriturismo Bellavista
- 1 welcome drink in Agriturismo I Romiti
- 1 wine tasting in Wine Estate Caprai
- 1 dinner with typical menu in Agriturismo I Romiti
- 1 dinner with typical menu in Agriturismo Bellavista
- maps and itinerary with our suggestions (in English)
Day 1 -
Arrival in Umbria and accommodation in your Agriturismo located on the hills overlooking Umbria Valley, just a few steps from the center of Spoleto, where Mrs Francesca will meet and greet you with a nice glass of wine. The accommodation offers a very cozy atmosphere, a good cuisine and a gorgeous view over Spoleto, its fortress, the tower bridge and the valley. Dinner included.
Day 2 -
After breakfast, you will dedicate your first day in Umbria to discover Spoleto and Marmore Falls! A nice walk inside the historical center of Spoleto will let you discover the cathedral, the roman theatre, and the history of the Longobard town city that is also world-famous for the festival dedicated to performing. In the second part of June the best musicians, dancers, opera singers and actors of the world have their shows in Spoleto. A few steps from the center of Spoleto you will visit the Bridge of towers (the roman aqueduct) and the fortress of Albornoz. Driving southern of Spoleto, you will discover Marmore falls, the highest waterfalls of Europe. With a difference in level of 165 mt it is a natural show you cannot miss. Entrance to the park with ticket that is not included in the package.
Day 3 -
After breakfast with handmade cakes and local delicacies you have a new excursion to discover wonderful Umbria: Valnerina. In 1 hour you will be in the paradise of Apennines. First suggested stop is a wonderful Abbey, san Pietro in Valle, near Ferentillo. Second stop is Ferentillo where you can visit the unique Museum of Mummies. It is the old crypt of a church where so 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. You can’t miss a stop on the valley of Castelluccio di Norcia, a small hamlet located on a volcanic valley surrounded by high mountains. Back to your Agriturismo in the evening.
Day 4 -
Breakfast and time at your leisure for visiting the Sagrantino Wine road with its towns, hamlets and views. The Sagrantino is an autochthonous grape that only in Umbria grows. It produces a rich, strong wine that can be aged for many decades without wasting its flavor. First stop is Montefalco, called the balcony over Umbria for its amazing location! Don’t forget to visit the church of Saint Francis with beautiful frescos of Benozzo Gozzoli. Second stop is to visit Bevagna, with its wonderful medieval square and its medieval workshops. Still nowadays it is possible to assist to the production of paper or leather or wax according to the old traditional way of many centuries ago! And Bevagna preserves also roman mosaics!!! To end this memorable day in the best way we have arranged for you the visit to a typical and very popular wine estate for tasting this fine red wine!
Day 5 -
After breakfast check out and departure to visit 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 religious visitors! The old Rocca, and the mystic cathedral, and the narrow medieval streets of the old towns make of Assisi a place to be! From Assisi in about 50 minutes you will reach the new accommodation near the Lake Trasimeno, a charming Agriturismo on the hills between Castiglione del Lago and Tuscany. Roberto and his wife will welcome you with his wine, his oil and his products! Time for relaxing by the pool or to visit the beautiful surroundings.
Day 6 -
After breakfast, today you will discover Lake Trasimeno. To live the lake in the best way we have different options: the first one is to go to San Feliciano to discover a nice protected Oasis where migratory birds stop during the journey from North Europe to north Africa. Later you will meet real local fishermen who will take you fishing with them (optional with supplement- see below). Tour around Polvese Island. At the end clients will have a rich taste of fresh fried lake fish with wine. Instead of this program clients can choose to visit Maggiore Island. They will board a ferry from Passignano to Maggiore Island. This is one of the 3 islands of the lake; only 18 people live in it! It is a magic place, so far away from noise, people and crowd. Here you can take a walk of approximately 1 hour (3 km- level easy) to discover unspoiled nature where pheasants live free in olive groves, than you can visit the little San Michele Church with beautiful frescos, the ruins of an old castle, the place where Saint Francis used to pray and the tiny fishermen’s village where still nowadays old women are used to work their laces according to an old Irish tradition on the main road of the village. It is possible to have a lunch with lake fish in one of the restaurants. At the end of the day we suggest you an aperitif in San Feliciano to enjoy the most beautiful sunsets of central Italy!
Day 7 -
After breakfast time for visiting Perugia. In the morning we suggest you to visit the National Gallery with the many masterpieces of Perugino, Pinturicchio and all the best renaissance painters. Perugia is an international city that offers a lot to its visitors; with more than 3000 of history, it has one of the most beautiful historical centers of Italy and a vibrant atmosphere. 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 it is possible to visit a wonderful workshop where the stained glass windows of cathedrals are produced and painted. It is a 3 hundred-years old workshops run by women whose masterpieces are all over the world. Lunch in Perugia in a local restaurant with a 4 courses traditional lunch including beverages.
Day 8 -
After breakfast departure according to flight schedule.
- 2 hours guided tour of Assisi with dutch speaking guide € 145,00 per guide (available any time in private basis)
- 2 hours guided tour of Perugia with dutch speaking guide € 145,00 per guide (available any time in private basis)
- Supplement for Gourmet Dinner including Wines in Castiglione del Lago with lake fish € 35,00 pp (basis 2 people)
- COOKING CLASS: Cooking class including lunch € 100,00 per person.
Remark: Rate could change during Italian National Holidays or religious Holidays (Easter 9 April 2023, 25th April, 1 st May, 2nd of June, 15th of August) and also 1 night before and 1 night after the national holidays. Rate can change upon availability of rooms if mentioned agriturismo are not available!
CITY TAX: in some towns there is a city tax that has to be paid on spot and it is not included in the price
CANCELLATION PENALTIES 2022
- No penalties from reservation up to 40 days before departure
-From 40 days to 30 days penalty for cancellation 30%
- From 30 days to 15 days from departure 50%
- From 15 days to 7 days 75%
- From 7 days 100%
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