ITINERARIES

The main purpose of the tours is satisfying the increasing demand for wine, with the aim to promote history, culture, and the beauty of Umbria.

All tours go beyond the standard tourist itineraries and are thought to introduce an undisclosed and less known Umbria in all its peculiarities.

Thanks to its specialization in Umbrian wines, from Super Umbrians to the less famous ones, we can satisfy also specific requests creating "tailor made" tours.

Most required


Day Tours run all year, depending on availability. Some venues close for one day or afternoon each week. Programs are for individuals, couples or small groups. Full day programs typically include a light lunch or, where part of an extended program, a more substantial meal. Your guide will be available for consultation and assistance for the entire duration of each program.
Each individual day tour may be combined over several days to make up a more extended program - just ask us how!


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ORVIETO SMELL & TASTINGS (about 5 hours)
Promenade around Orvieto with an Umbria in Tour assistant, including the visit of private Medieval underground caves.
Transferr to an oil mill and visit of its museum of utensils. Following light lunch with homemade in oil products. Back to Orvieto, visit of the Cathedral, followed by an introduction to the Umbrian wines and aperitivo in a local cantina with an explanation of the methods used to produce Umbrian wines.


ORVIETO & CIVITA di BAGNOREGIO (about 6 hours)

Promenade around Orvieto with an Umbria in Tour assistant, including the visit of private Medieval underground caves and the beautiful Cathedral. Transfer to the amazinfìg small borgo of Civita di Bagnoregio. Lunch in a local osteria and visit of the town.
On the way back to Orvieto stop and
visit of a vineyard for an explanation of the methods used to produce Umbrian wines, foloowed by a wine tasting of the wines produced in the vineyard.        

not TOO faraway… half day TOURS

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CIVITA di BAGNOREGIO & BOLSENA
(about 5 hours tour excl. lunch/about 35 mins drive)
Transfer and visit of Bolsena
The lake of Bolsena (known by the local fishermen as “the drinkable lake” for the cleanliness of its waters) is found at the centre of an important cultural and naturalistic crossroad, in one of the most beautiful and characteristic settings, between Lazio, Tuscany and Umbria. The lake of Bolsena boasts a natural environment almost completely uncontaminated and is one of a small number of the “great” Italian lakes where bathing is permitted.
Transfer to the small town of Civita di Bagnoregio. Promenade around the town.
Civita di Bagnoregio is a wondeful and unique example of its kind. Connected to the world only by a long, narrow footbridge, it has been known for a long time now as the “Dying City” - because of the slow collapses of the tufa walls- containing a cluster of medieval houses and a small population of families. Supported sweetly on a top of a hill, the city overhangs and dominates the immense valleybelow, thus offering to the tourist a charming and unforgettable scene   

EXTRAS: Tasting lunch in a typical trattoria
The tasting lunch includes: mix of bruschette, pecorino cheese, 2 tastes of fresh pasta, dessert, a glass of wine, water, caffè


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BOMARZO
(about 4 hours tour excl. lunch/about 40 mins drive via highway)
Transfer and free visit of this amazing park and pic nic lunch (excluding entrance fee).
The "Sacred Wood of Bomarzo" is also known and re-baptized as Monster's Park. Prince Pier Francesco Orsini, known as Vicino, wanted such a park "only to ease the heart". It was designed and laid out by the great architect, Pirro Ligorio, who was summoned to work at Saint Peter's in Vaticano after the death of Michelangelo. When you visit this park you will go from surprise to surprise as animals and figures in stone suddenly appear…




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ITALIAN GARDENS: VILLA FARNESE OF CAPRAROLA
(about 5 hours)
Visit of the beautiful villa and its Renaissance gardens (including entrance ticket).
The villa is one of the finest examples of Renaissance architecture. Ornament is used sparingly to achieve proportion and harmony. Thus while the villa dominates the surroundings, its severe design also complements the site. In 1504, Cardinal Alessandro Farnese, the future Pope Paul III, acquired the estate at Caprarola. He had designs made for a fortified castle or rocca by the architects Antonio da Sangallo the Younger and Baldassare Peruzzi. Surviving plan drawings by Peruzzi show a pentagonal arrangement with each face of the pentagon canted inwards towards its center, to permit raking fire upon a would-be scaling force, both from the center and from the projecting bastions that advance from each corner angle of the fortress.The gardens of the villa are as impressive as the building itself.


not TOO faraway… full day TOURS


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TODI, DERUTA & ITS CERAMICS
(about 8 hours tour excl. lunch/about 45 mins drive)
Promenade of the town to see the amazing Medieval square of Todi.
Known as the “the most liveable city in the world”, Todi is a city dipped in a placid tranquillity, perfectly integrated with the most beautiful surrounding countryside. The historical, medieval centre boasts sacred buildings of great prestige while outside the walls there is the famous Renaissance church of Saint Maria della Consolazione.                 
Following transfer and visit of the beautiful church of Madonna dei Bagni
What makes it important the sanctuary, are the votive majolica, the best of Deruta, which then forwards have accumulated in each space, creating an exceptional collection of art and also to witness religion, customs and issues life of the inhabitants of the place.
Transfer to the beautiful town of Deruta, famous all around the world because of its very colourful production of ceramics, pottery and majolica, all made by hand.
Free visit of the town and of the Regional Museum for the Ceramics (including entrance ticket) Today the Museum, beginning from 1898, houses a collection of fragments and objects owned by several of the great families of Deruta, across different periods.


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LA VIA DEL SAGRANTINO: BEVAGNA & MONTEFALCO
(about 8 hours)
Transfer by private car and driver to the lovely Roman/Medieval town of Bevagna, renowned for its festivals, processions and challenges between the 4 quarters. We visit the local workshop of faithfully reconstructed medieval crafts.
In the heart of Umbria, there is Bevanga, classic small town of 4600 inhabitants of the Valle Umbra. Probably Etruscan origin, Bevagna is contemporary in Rome (then called Mevania was probably the name of a noble Etruscan local). And traces of ancient Rome in Bevagna there are still many.
Transfer to a vineyard producing Sagrantino wine. Wine tasting and light lunch at the vineyard.
Transfer to the magnificent town of Montefalco, often referred to as the "la ringhiera dell'Umbria" which is translated to mean the balcony of Umbria.


PAGINA ASSISI senza prezzi1



7 days/6 nights schedule

FOOD 'N WINE ITINERARY WITHIN UMBRIA (min 4 / max 8 PEOPLE)
Our cookery courses provide opportunities for both professional chefs as well as home-based cooking that follows the genuine, heart-felt traditions of the land. All Italians are passionate about food and the authentic tastes that define their own regions. Our cooking courses, therefore, are always a complete cultural experience allowing you to become immersed in the countryside that produces the most wonderful, freshest ingredients, according to the season.

BRIEF OUTLINE OF ITINERARY

DAY 1: TRANSFER FROM APT TO SPOLETO / ARRIVAL IN SPOLETO / INTRODUCTIONS / PRESENTATIONS
          WELCOME DINNER
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DAY 2: COOKING CLASS IN A FARM HOUSE IN ASSISI WITH LUNCH
          GUIDED EXPLORATION WITHIN THE CITY OF ASSISI
          BACK TO SPOLETO / DINNER AT PIZZERIA
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DAY 3: VISIT OF THE ANCIENT CITY OF SPELLO
          FREE AFTERNOON
          DINNER AT RESTAURANT
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DAY 4: VISIT OF THE BEAUTIFUL TOWN OF BEVAGNA
          FREE LUNCH
          COOKING CLASS AND WINE TASTING IN A PRESTIGEOUS VINEYARD PRODUCING "SAGRANTINO" INCLUDING DINNER
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DAY 5: TRUFFLE HUNTING IN A BEAUTIFUL SMALL VOLLAGE FOLLOWED BY A SPECIAL LUNCH WITH TRUFFLE  DISHES
BACK TO SPOLETO MID AFTERNOON AND FREE TIME
          DINNER NOT INCLUDED
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DAY 6: FULL DAY TO VISIT THE BEAUTIFUL ETRUSCAN TOWN OF ORVIETO INCLUDING ITS UNDERGROUND CAVES AND THE MAJESTIC DUOMO         
         WINE TASTING AND LIGHT LUNCH IN A LOCAL CANTINA
         BACK TO SPOLETO LATE AFTERNOON AND FAREWEL DINNER IN A BEAUTIFUL RESTAURANT IN SPOLETO

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Day 7: TRANSFER TO THE APT AND DEPARTURE

There are lots of great inclusions in this program and many more options for a whole range of activities should you want to extend your stay. Please ask for further information and for prices and availability.
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