Oct 16 - 22, 2023
7 days, 6 nights
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
Six nights accommodations with daily breakfast (2 in Norcia, 4 in Montefalco)
Seven meals (lunch or dinner) featuring regional specialties and local wines, including one dinner at a Michelin-starred restaurant
Private guided tours of Assisi, Perugia, and Narni Underground
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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