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Umbria

Mar 13 - 19, 2023

Apr 17 - 23, 2023

Oct 16 - 22, 2023

7 days, 6 nights

Small Group

From €5,795 per person based on 2 people

Travel to Italy’s “Green Heart” and make your way through historic towns, rolling hills, and picturesque valleys. A vibrant nature lover’s paradise, Umbria is the only landlocked region in the country. Explore its enchanting villages, embark on a truffle hunt, and sample some of the best food and wine on this side of Italia.

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Why You'll Love It
  • Explore medieval towns from Norcia and Spoleto, to Assisi, Perugia and beyond
  • Experience cheese tasting in the Castelluccio and dine at a Michelin-starred restaurant
  • Learn how to make chocolate and prepare classic local recipes in a hands-on cooking class
  • Venture into the Umbrian countryside on a truffle hunt with a local hunter and their truffle-seeking dog in search of delicious tartufo
Day 1

Head to Norcia

Buongiorno Italia! Meet your group and tour leader in Rome. Travel towards Norcia with a stop en route in the small medieval town of Scheggino, where you will explore the town on foot, visit the truffle museum, and enjoy a light lunch with truffles. If time allows, stop and see the Marmore Waterfall, the tallest in all of Europe. In the afternoon, arrive at your accommodations in Norcia and settle in before enjoying a group dinner.

Day 2

Discover Castelluccio

Following breakfast at your hotel, make your way to a cooking class with a starred chef in town where you’ll learn how to prepare classic local recipes, then feast on the fruits of your labor for lunch. Then enjoy the afternoon with your tour leader exploring the south-eastern part of Umbria. You will visit Castelluccio, where Umbria borders Le Marche, and experience a cheese tasting in the countryside and a relaxed hike through the Umbrian hills. Return to Norcia in the evening and dine in a Michelin-starred restaurant for dinner.

Day 3

Wine Immersion

After breakfast, check out from the hotel and head towards Montefalco with a stop in a winery near Spoleto for an extended tour and a wine tasting with a light lunch. After lunch, arrive in Montefalco and check in to your hotel and enjoy the evening on your own.

Day 4

A Day in Assisi

In the morning, head to the town of Assisi for a guided tour of the magnificent Basilica di San Francesco, Eremo delle Carceri, and Santa Maria degli Angeli with time to explore the village on your own. Meet up with your tour leader again and drive to Spello for lunch in one of our favorite enotecas and time on your own for a bit of shopping. Enjoy dinner with your group at a local pizzeria.

Day 5

Sweet in Perugia

After breakfast, head to Perugia for a walking tour and chocolate-making class where you can taste world-renowned chocolate. Then spend time strolling the city and having lunch before returning to Montefalco to enjoy dinner on your own.

Day 6

Truffles & Cashmere

After breakfast, experience a truffle hunt in the nearby wooded area, then enjoy a light lunch before heading to the small village of Bevagna, followed by a stop at a local cashmere producer. Enjoy the evening on your own before heading back to Montefalco for a group dinner centered around the jewel of the region: truffle.

Day 7

Arrivederci

Depart your Montefalco hotel and journey to Rome with a stop en route in Orvieto or Narni for a guided tour and lunch. Once in Rome, we bid arrivederci until our next adventure together!

Our Guides

We partner with local guides, drivers, chefs and artisans of the highest caliber across all 20 regions of Italy. Every Ciao Andiamo expert is hand-selected by our team and passionate about sharing the best of Italy with our travelers.

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I take personal pleasure seeing my guests fall in love with our country, immersing themselves in the local culture and discovering the foods, wines and traditions unique to each region of Italy.

Getting Around

In Italy, getting around isn’t always easy, which is why we design each trip to flow as seamlessly as possible. From private transfers to expert guidance and assistance with public transportation, we’ll make sure you get from point A to point B without the stress.

Dedicated Private Driver

Throughout your tour, travel seamlessly in the comfort of dedicated car service, as you journey on daily excursions spanning small towns and off-the-beaten path adventures.

Where You'll Stay

Where you call home when you are away from home can make all the difference. That’s why we’ve handpicked accommodations across all our small group tours that blend a mix of Italian hospitality, comfort and local character (you want to feel like you’re in Italy, not Idaho).

What's Included

Six nights accommodations with daily breakfast (2 in Norcia, 4 in Montefalco)

Seven meals (lunch or dinner) featuring regional specialties and local wines

Private guided tours of Scheggino and Assisi

Various food experiences including a hands-on cooking class, a chocolate-making class, a cheese tasting, and a visit to a truffle museum

Truffle hunt with a local hunter

Visit to a cashmere factory

Dedicated English-speaking tour leader with daily excursions and ground transportation

Pick-up and drop-off in center of Rome

What's Not Included

Single supplement, airfare, travel insurance, personal expendi- tures, meals and transfers not specified, guide gratuity (optional)

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