Walled Villages & Wine in Umbria, Italy

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Tasting
Wine
Activity
City Tasting, Cellar Tour
Included
Meal, Pick up, Tour guide
Languages
English
Theme
Comfort, Private, Historical
Minimum Drinking Age
18
$
697
40
/ Person
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Activity Overview
Join us as we Spend the day exploring the charming Umbrian scenery with a sociable and well-informed local driver. You will make stops to traverse medieval cities such as Spoleto, renowned for its tower bridge, fortress, and Duomo, or the less-visited and striking village of Spello. You will enjoy a winery escapade, as you taste. You will enjoy lunch at one of the most ancient wineries in Montefalco, famous for stellar Umbrian wines from the regional Grecchetto and Sagrantino grapes.
 
Practical information
Note pick up from accommodations in Assisi, Montefalco, Spello and Spoleto included. Pick up from accommodations based in Todi, Perugia and Orvieto will incur an additional cost.
 
Included
  • Private driver for 8 hours
  • Luxury car service
  • Winery tour and wine tasting
  • Lunch at winery
  • Optional driver gratuity
Rates
Per
Price
Pricing Info
Person
$
697
40
based on 2 people
Timing
Dates
Start Time
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More information about the timing
Daily12:00 PMStart time to be confirmed
Duration
8 H
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Cancellation Policy
Very Strict
  • Cancellations made 15 days before will be fully refunded.
  • Cancellations made at a later date will not be refunded.
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28
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Umbria, Italy
Duration:
3 H
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We welcome you to a family-run cooking class, where several darling Italian nonne offer first-hand instructions on how to master the art of Umbrian cooking. The cooking class is done ... moreat an intimate agriturismo where much of its produce is grown. It also prepares its own jams as well as other artisanal items. After the class, which offers you an opportunity to prepare fresh pasta, you will eat savor what you have made, as you enjoy a sumptuous feast of your labors as well as other courses!
$
3,495
/ Person
Umbria, Italy
Duration:
7 Days
Umbria offers one of the best culinary Tours of Italy. This week-long vacation in the heart of Italy is all about unique experiences: you'll stay in the heart of an Italian town and ... morelive among the towns people. You will have access to experiences most travelers don’t have. We’ll introduce you to local artisans who share their life experience with you. We’ll hunt truffles with a real truffle hunter, and we’ll even visit his parent’s farm, where they make fresh Ricotta cheese. We’ll cook and have a wine tasting in winery, and have an unforgettable day trips to stunning towns. 

Accommodations
Your home for the week is a privately owned 15 century palazzo that has been beautifully restored. It has beautiful Italian gardens and stunning views you can enjoy with your breakfast. Each room, with its unique architecture, color, and décor is reminiscent of a noble’s room of the past.

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival, Dinner. 

Day 2: Cooking class organic farm,Lunch, Assisi, light dinner.

Day 3: Cheese making, Truffle hunting, Lunch, natural park, Norcia. 

Day 4: Spoleto, Cooking class in a winery.Dinner.

Day 5: Bevagna, Lunch, Spello. Free evening

Day 6: Orvieto underground caves, Olive mill, lunch, dinner.

Day 7: Transfer to Rome airport.

Day 1 (D)
We will meet at Rome Airport around noon (12:00 pm) and drive to the historic palace in the heart of Spoleto. (One group transfer) You will have time to unpack and settle in your room. In the evening we will walk to dinner at a family owned restaurant 

Day 2 (B,L,D)
A great way to start your day is to have breakfast on the beautiful terrace – enjoy the stunning views! We’ll be heading to an organic farm near Assisi where you will have an unforgetable experience: cooking with your hosts, a warm welcoming family, using fresh and seasonal produce, dining in their restaurant overlooking the green landscape. in the afternoon we will visit Assisi, the home of St. Francis. Perched high above the flat valley floor next to Monte Subasio, the cobbled streets of Assisi wind across the hill with spectacular views of the valley below. You will have time for shopping and exploring before we return to Spoleto for a light dinner.

Day 3 ( B, L)
Prepare your taste buds for a day packed with delicacies. After breakfast you'll enjoy one of the prettiest drives in the region. We will drive through Valnerina (little valley of Nera) with its dramatic craggy mountain peaks, perched hamlets and stone villages until we reach a family farm where we will watch the 'mama' making Ricotta cheese. Then we will go with her son, the truffle hunter, and his dog searching for the illusive and famous truffles of Umbria. To complete the experience, we will enjoy a truffle and other local specialty based lunch at the family’s restaurant. After lunch we will drive through Monti Sibilini National park enjoying spectacular views. Our last visit for the day is Norcia. Norcia has become famous for its art of pork butchery and preparation of cured meats that butchers across Italy now use the term norcino to indicate all kinds of meats preserved in this manner. We will have a tasting of delicacies produced only in this area.

In the evening we'll drive back to Spoleto.
Free evening

Day 4 (B,D)
After breakfast we'll spend the morning discovering Spoleto. We will walk to the magnificent 13th century fortress. From there we will see the striking 13th century aqueduct. Then, Enjoy a free time to be a part of a real Italian town, walk the cobblestone streets, grab a bite or seat in a cafe.

In the afternoon we will drive through the wine roads of Umbria getting to know Sagrantino di Montefalco, a high-quality red wine made from a grape found virtually nowhere else in the world. You will spend a memorable evening in a winery enjoying a private wine tasting combined with a cooking class and followed by dinner.

Day 5 (B, L)
Today we will visit two medieval gems, the towns of Bevagna and Spello. Bevagna, a fairy tale town is listed as one of the most beautiful villages in Italy. It boasts stunning Roman mosaics, a pair of fascinating Romanesque churches and the re-creation of a medieval merchant’s house of the early 14th-century. You will have time to walk around and enjoy lunch on your own. In the afternoon we will explore Spello. The pink stoned Spello is a perfect example of one of Umbria’s medieval small towns, which preserves the major number of monuments testifying to the Roman era. Spello's main point of interest is the town itself: Stone houses decorated with flowers, hundreds of steep medieval streets and stairways, arches and angles, nestled into a pristine Umbrian countryside, are second to no none in their beauty.

After enjoying spello we will drive back to Spoleto for a free evening. 

Day 6 (B, L, D)
This morning you will depart to discover Orvieto, Umbria's grand hill town. The town sits majestically on a big chunk of volcanic rock called tuff. Built over several generations, the Duomo is one of the seven wonders of Italy; and the dense, organic, medieval fabric of the town dictates the human scale of today's centro storico, with its cafes and restaurants, its bookshops and artisans' work. Orvieto has long kept the secret of its labyrinth of caves and tunnels. You will have a special access to private underground caves under a bakery that accidentally was discovered by the owners. Next, you'll visit an olive mill and have a light lunch. In the afternoon we'll go back to spoleto.

Tonight we will celebrate an amazing week.
Dinner at a restaurant.

Day 7
We will provide one group transfer to Rome airport. (FCO)
All flights to North America depart early and check in and transfer will be early.(6:30 am - 7:00 am)
if you choose to extend your stay in Italy, Rome is only 1 1/2 hours from Spoleto by train.