PRIVATE TOUR UMBRIA
6 DAYS / 5 NIGHTS
Daily departures from January 9th – December 28th, 2022
Note: suggested activities are not mandatory and not included in the package
DAY 1 ARRIVAL, SAN MARTINO IN CAMPO (PERUGIA)
Arrive in Rome Airport and private transfer to the hotel Posta dei Donini in San Martino in Campo, near Perugia. Time to settle in and enjoy Welcome dinner in hotel with traditional products from Umbria. Overnight. (D)
Accommodation: San Martino in Campo (Perugia) at the Historical Residence Alla Posta dei Donini 4* or similar, for 5 nights
DAY 2 ORVIETO - TODI
A morning visit to Orvieto, with a private car at your disposal, situated on top of a rock offering the most spectacular of views. We suggest a tour of the city, including the Duomo Gothic Cathedral. Stop in Cantine Neri in Bardano, on the outskirts of Orvieto, a winery recognized for its quality and the local varieties present in the area for over a thousand years. Enticing wine tasting with local products and a light lunch consisting of excellent Umbrian wines accompanied by local fayre. Before heading off we suggest a short visit to the Adriano pastry shop to try Orvieto’s typical cakes and desserts, including chocolates made with chillies and saffron. We suggest an afternoon visit to Todi, a splendid medieval town, where it is pleasant to wander around and discover the old monuments and craft shops. Return to the hotel and overnight stay. (B/L)
DAY 3 MONTEFALCO – ASSISI - BEVAGNA
Departure with your private car to Montefalco, a splendid town situated on top of a hill, offering spectacular views over the hills. Visit the ancient olive groves – 3,000 plants – belonging to the Azienda Romanelli family, to discover the many plant varieties and the extra virgin olive oil production techniques, accompanied with a tasting. On the road to Assisi, we suggest you a stop in Bevagna, an ancient medieval town that still holds on to its characteristics. Arriving in Assisi, we suggest you a visit of the town, including the Basilica of St Francis. Proceed to Caseificio Broccatelli for some cheese tasting. Return to the hotel and overnight stay. (B/T/T)
DAY 4 TORGIANO - PERUGIA
Departure with your private car to Torgiano and visit the Azienda Lungarotti, sample their extra virgin olive oil, and visit the MOO – Olive and Oil Museum. We suggest transfer to Perugia; perched on a hill, it is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful towns in Italy. A visit to the Perugina chocolate museum, famous for its Baci Perugina chocolates. Free time to discover the old city. Stop off at the historical Pasticceria Sandri pastry shop. Dinner with the dishes of the traditional Umbrian cuisine at the Osteria I Birbi. Return to the hotel and overnight stay. (B/T/D)
DAY 5 LAKE TRASIMENO - CASTIGLIONE DEL LAGO
Departure with your private car to Lake Trasimeno. We suggest a full day to visit some of the characteristic towns around the lake. Visit the Azienda Madrevite. Visit the cellars and take a pleasurable stroll across the vineyards, then sample olive oil and typical products. Time to discover Castiglione del Lago, followed by dinner at the Trattoria l’Acquario, where traditional dishes, including the Fagiolina del Lago (Slow Food Presidium) will be served. Return to the hotel and overnight stay. (B/T/D)
DAY 6 DEPARTURE FROM PERUGIA
After breakfast, transfer from the hotel to Rome airport or extend your stay in Italy. (B)
B=BUFFET BREAKFAST L=LUNCH D=DINNER T=TASTING
- 5 nights in a 4* historical residence
- Daily buffet breakfast
- 4 meals based on traditional regional dishes: 1 Welcome Dinner at the hotel; 2 dinners at “Osterie d’Italia”, typical Slow Food restaurants; 1 light lunch in Orvieto area
- 4 guided tastings of Slow Food wines and/or Presidia products from the Umbria region
- Return transfer from/to Rome FCO Airport
- Private car with driver at disposal for 4 days (max 8 hours per day)
Not Included: Flights – city taxes (payable at the hotel) – travel insurance – gratuities – anything not specifically mentioned in the inclusions above.
- If a change in hotels, restaurants, wineries or other businesses becomes necessary for any reason, the hotels or other businesses substituted will be equivalent of those shown.
- Accommodation taxes are to be paid locally by the customers.
- VAT percentage could be revised by Italian Government during the year and rates could be revised accordingly.
- Please note this quotation is based on H&S and the freedom of movement, this could change or become affected by possible new legislation after Covid-19. Any new rules imposed by governing bodies is force majeure and out of our control. In a case of any change we will let you know asap.
*Historical Residence Alla Posta dei Donini 4*, San Martino in Campo (PG) – or similar
In San Martino in Campo, near Perugia, the luxury hotel Alla Posta dei Donini provides exclusive comfort and excellent service. The magnificence of this villa welcomes you to frescoed rooms, surrounded by over 20,000 square meters of the most extraordinary botanical park in Central Italy. In the heart of Umbria, a luxurious vacation awaits you in a lavish seventeenth century villa with its own pool, meeting rooms, restaurant and elegant rooms.
PRICE IN $CAD, PER PERSON STARTING FROM –
LAND PORTION 2022
|Daily departures in 2022
|09 January – 14 April
02 November – 07 December
12 – 22 December
|25 April – 30 June
09 September – 28 October
23 – 28 December
|15 – 25 April
01 July – 11 August
21 August – 17 September
29 October – 01 November
08 – 10 December
|Supplement for 12 – 20 August
|Supplement for double single use room
*Prices advertised on our site are valid if you purchase services in one single session. If you disconnect from our site, prices could be different in your next session. The prices indicated exclude the contribution to the Customer Compensation Fund of $3.50 per $1,000 of tourism product or service purchased from a travel agent in Quebec.
The Lake Trasimeno Bean is tiny, about the size of a grain of rice. Soft, buttery and flavourful, the dried beans are eaten boiled and seasoned with a little extra-virgin olive oil. The fresh beans (cornetti) are sautéed with tomatoes and garlic. Cultivated on the banks and terraces around Lake Trasimeno, they were popular until the 1950s, but have now almost disappeared and are a rare delicacy.
The Sagrantino di Montefalco wine is named after the grape from which it is made. Cultivated for centuries on the hills of Umbria, Sagrantino is considered native to the soil, although there are various theories as to its origin. Some believe it to have come from Spain, others say it was imported by the first Franciscan friars, and others claim that it was brought into Italy by the Saracens. The Sagrantino cannot be drunk until it has aged fot at least 30 months, and of which at least 12 months in wooden casks.
SLOW FOOD PRESIDIA AND OTHER RECOMMENDED PRODUCTS
Participants will have the unique chance of sampling several Slow Food Presidia products recognized for their high-quality, with traditional foods and wines at risk of “extinction” – with other local delicacies from Slow Food Philosophers recommended quality producers, such as:
- the baby Pecorino cheese
- the extra virgin olive oil of the Montefalco area
- the extra virgin olive oil of the Spoleto area
TYPICAL RESTAURANTS FROM THE “OSTERIE D’ITALIA” SLOW FOOD GUIDE
Tour participants will taste the delicious, authentic dishes of the regional cuisine eating at restaurants selected among those recommended by Slow Food in the “Osterie d’Italia” guide, small “trattorie” that still use fresh, local produce and traditional recipes for their dishes:
- Trattoria l’Acquario
- Osteria La Lumera.
WINERIES AND MORE
Visitors will also have the opportunity to sample wines and/or local typical products at wineries, bakeries, pastry shops, farms, fresh produce markets and more, such as:
- the famous Sagrantino wine
- the Baci and other chocolate pralines at the Perugina Chocolate Museum
- the typical traditional cakes and pastries of Perugia and Orvieto
POINTS OF INTEREST: ART, HISTORY, CULTURE & NATURE
During the tour, the participants will not only discover delightful food and wines but also the most interesting monuments, works of art, churches and natural landscapes of the region:
- Orvieto, situated on top of a rock offering the most splendid of views, with the wonderful the Gothic Cathedral
- Todi, yet another splendid medieval little town full of ancient buildings and tiny streets
- Assisi, a spiritual place home of the Basilica of St. Francis
- Perugia, perched on a hill, undoubtedly one of the most beautiful ancient towns in Italy
- Lake Trasimeno, one of Italy’s largest lakes and the characteristic towns and villages around it, such as Magione and Castiglione del Lago.