- Discover the charm of Umbria’s countryside
- The medieval towns of Spello and Spoleto
- The old traditions and local cuisine
- The old city of Perugia
- Wineries in Orvieto
- The beautiful Spello, a town that tumbles down the hills
- Marmora waterfall
- The picturesque valley of Ascoli Piceno
- San Marino Republic
TRIP AT A GLANCE
- (Day 1): Perugia-Gubbio
- (Day 2): Spello-Spoleto
- (Day 3): Orvieto-Marmore waterfall
- (Day 4): Ascoli Piceno
- (Day 5): San Marino republic
- (Day 6) Rimini
- (Day 7) Rimini-departure
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Located in the center of Italy the Umbria region offers an atmosphere of bygone times, among palaces, medieval paths, castles and fortresses of charming villages.
(Day 1): Perugia-Gubbio
Welcome to Perugia. A private car will escort you from the airport to the city center. In this beautiful city, where all the streets are a chest that contains several medieval corners and views, you can discover the hidden side of this mysterious town. Reached the top you’ll see the most elegant street of the city, Corso Vannucci, rich in shops and fashion boutiques but also in art and culture. Along the street you can see the cathedral, the medieval Priori’s palace, the Collegio del Cambio , with its Perugino’s frescoes and enjoy a wonderful landscape of Piazza Italia and the Carducci Gardens. In the afternoon, you will visit Gubbio, a well-preserved medieval hill town whose center has a good selection of medieval, Gothic, and Renaissance monuments built of gray limestone and great views over the beautiful countryside. Visit the Roman theater, the Church of San Francesco, grande square and the palace of consoli, the duomo and the Rocca. Take a break walking through via dei Consoli Gubbio where you find several good shops.
In the evening indulge yourself to beautiful recipes such as the fennel Parmesan, the Potato Gnocchi with slow cooker goose sauce
(Day 2) Spoleto-Spello
This morning, after a delicious breakfast, you will be escorted to Spello, the ancient walled town that tumbles down the hills, has some of Italy’s best preserved city walls, many of them Roman, some medieval. They can be seen from various angles around town. Three large Roman gates remain: the main Porta Consulare, Porta Urbica and the Torre di Properzio Gate that are near the medieval Palazzo comunale you will visit. Even thug Spello counts 8500 inhabitants, there are many things to do. Apart from walking through town or visiting the many churches and museums, there are cultural events throughout the year. The most important annual event is the Infiorata flower festival, on Corpus Domini Sunday (usually late May or early June).
In the afternoon, it is the time to go to Spoleto where you can admire the great Albornoz fortress symbol of the city. The National Museum of the Duchy is a perfect place to learn about the ancient history. For a unique sight go on top of the Tower Bridge, an element that unites the Fortress and the Monteluco. Visit Palazzo Mauri which houses the town library, the Piazza del Duomo, where you can admire the spectacular Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta, a perfect monument to represent the Romanesque architecture of that period.
(Day 3) Orvieto-Marmore waterfall
On the route to Orvieto, take a short break and admire Marmore.
In this third day of Umbria tour, you will have a private visit of wineries in Orvieto where you can taste high quality wines of the region and learn more about the different steps of the production. Take the advantage to walk and discover downtown and its well-preserved treasures.
(Day 4) Ascoli Piceno
Nestled at the foot of a few mountains, which encompass two national parks, it has a picturesque valley location surrounded by hills, yet is just a short distance from the sea. Its medieval heart beats proudly and resonantly. Along with its breathtaking main square, it has other outstanding sights that manage to leave their mark – Start your visit at the Piazza del Popolo, a travertine-paved main square that is one of the most beautiful squares in Italy. To one side of the square stands the Palazzo del Popolo, a splendid 13th-century building guarded over by a monumental statue of Pope Paul III. Look inside to see the arcaded Renaissance courtyard. Closing off one end of the piazza is the great Gothic church of San Francesco, a sober but pleasing building both inside and out. And next to the Piazza, make an unforgettable stop at the Caffe’ Meletti to taste the celebrated anisetta liquor. The Duomo, and the town hall, or Palazzo Comunale flanks the other main square, Piazza Arringo. Inside here you will find the Pinacoteca Civica, Ascoli’s art gallery. On the northern side of town, one of two Franciscan cloisters becomes the town’s busy, colorful market in the mornings. The street in front of San Francesco is the center of activity in Ascoli, the Via del Trivio. Follow it north to Ascoli’s oldest and prettiest neighborhoods, on the cliffs above the Tronto valley. In order to taste the best traditional dishes of Marche region, we recommend you one of the best restaurants of the city.
(Day 5) San Marino republic
San Marino is an enclaved microstate surrounded by Italy, which has the smallest population of all the European members. Here You will discover the old-town centre which is criss-crossed by narrow streets lined with buildings and monuments. The Three Fortresses at the top of the Mount give San Marino its best-known image and are linked by a path that runs along the entire ridge of the mountain. Inside the second Fortress is the museum of historical weapons. The Saint Marinus Basilica and Palazzo pubblico, the St Francis museum and the State museum will enchant you.
In the afternoon you will be escorted to Rimini where you will enjoy a great dinner closet o the sea.
(Day 6) Rimini
Everything is art and culture, in Rimini. The past blends with the present in a perfect harmony. The ancient Roman ruins, historical monuments and the wonderful masterpieces at each corner will offer you a pleasant stay. Relax yourself, taste exceptional fresh fish dishes and enjoy your luxury accommodation we have reserve for you.
(Day 7) Rimini-departure
Since the beginning of this wonderful journey, you have absorbed the variety of different Italian regions. After taking your breakfast, you have time for a short tour before being escorted to the airport. Arrivederci Italia.
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