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A Taste of Umbria

A trip to Italy can never ignore the food, wine and typical products of the places visited, which are so closely linked to nature, history and ancient local traditions and which vary so much from one territory to another. Umbria has nothing to envy of any other Italian region and its cuisine will enchant your palate. Through adjacent stops and in places of great beauty, you will cross two valleys renowned for their cities of art, medieval villages, food and wine excellence.

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5 days

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Best season : From March to December

Included / Not Included

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Assistance upon arrival at the airport

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4 Days Car rental with insurance

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Cooking class

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Truffle hunting

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Nights in a hotel with a minimum of 3 stars

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Olive Oil tasting

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Wine Tasting

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Optional guided tours to the Marmore Falls, Spoleto, Assisi

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Travel accessories and telephone with Italian SIM

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Directions and suggestions for best bars and restaurants

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Telephone assistance in Italian, English, Spanish and French

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Flights to/from your home city

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Meals where not mentioned

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Travel Insurance (strongly recommended)

Itinerary

Val Nerina is a narrow valley crossed by the clear waters of the Nera River. The lush greenery is interrupted only by villages, castles, towers and abbeys. The low population density and its geography have preserved it from changes over time and the valley offers spectacular views and an ancient atmosphere. A visit to the Marmore Falls is the perfect introduction to this area, so beautiful that it has been visited by all the major Italian and European artists and poets; a place so exciting that it will fill you with energy to spend on the rest of your trip. Once you leave the waterfalls along a scenic road, you can stop at a place of your choice in one of the many beautiful medieval villages (you will be provided with all the suggestions in your travel material), making your way up to an abbey from 1300, where our trusted chef awaits you for a cooking class during which you will listen to a culinary and historical introduction and have fun preparing your dinner that you will consume under the medieval vaults of the restaurant. Night at the hotel.

After breakfast, you will move to the Sibillini National Park, full of charm and legends and filled with some of the most beautiful and photographed places in Italy. The landscape of the park inspires serenity and reflection and invites you to take walks on the many paths, which you can choose according to your preference and your level of sports preparation: from simple and short walks to more challenging routes with a hiking guide. Winding and panoramic roads will then lead you to Norcia, a splendid historic city and one of the capitals of Italian Food. You will meet a local Norcini who, between one taste and the next, will explain how important this small part of Italy is for all of our cuisine. You will then attend a demonstration of research and extraction of what is called the black gold of Italy’s gastronomy: the precious truffle.
Return to the hotel.

Today, you will move to the Spoletina Valley. Wider than the previous one, it is scattered with numerous and renowned cities of art, but also with rich crops and the olive belt (UNESCO World Heritage Candidate), an Apennine foothill landscape of about forty kilometers traditionally cultivated with olive groves, which stretches between rolling hills and vineyards and is dispersed with hermitages and abbeys. A visit of at least half a day of Spoleto is a must. Considered one of the most beautiful and interesting cities of art in Italy (you can avail yourself of a tour guide upon request), it will surprise you with its extraordinary and impressive works of medieval architecture. Not to be missed are the castles from the year 1000 that overlook and control access to the valley below. You will also learn everything about the cultivation and production of what, for many, is the best Italian olive oil and you can do it by delighting the palate with a taste of an excellent extra virgin olive oil among the olive trees in the oil mill where it is produced.
Return to the hotel.

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