All the art you are looking for. Short tour of the cities of art and the natural beauty of Umbria
A short but complete tour in one of the most beautiful areas in Italy. Umbria is famous for its enchanting and harmonious landscapes, which pass from the green mountains to the gentle hills with clear lakes stretching between. This evocative landscape is interrupted here and there by grandiose cities of art and delightful medieval villages. The itinerary traces through the millennial artistic stratification (from Etruscan and Roman to contemporary art) some of the most significant destinations in the region. Although the area is rather small, you will find a concentration of art that has few equals in Italy, with some of the most important monuments and works of our cultural heritage by artists such as Giotto, Perugino and Raffaello up to Burri and Pomodoro.
Best season : From March to November
Included / Not Included
Assistance upon arrival at the airport
5 Days Car rental with insurance
1 Cooking class
4 nights in a hotel with a minimum of 3 stars
Guided tours can be booked for the Marmore Falls / Perugia - Assis
Travel accessories and telephone with Italian SIM
Directions and suggestions for best bars and restaurants
Telephone assistance in Italian, English, Spanish and French
Flights to/from your home city
Meals where not mentioned
Travel Insurance (strongly recommended)
Arrival in Valnerina, where you will find a representative from Italy Trails to welcome you. After the delivery of the travel material and renting your car, you will immediately travel to your first destination. This south-western area of the region is perhaps the one that best reflects the idea of Umbria that everyone has: very green, harmonious, silent and pleasant. The valley is dotted with beautiful villages, countless castles, abbeys and hermitages. A stop at the Marmore Falls (with optional guided tour), in addition to giving you an idea of what awaits you, will fill your eyes with beauty and the spirit of the region. Continuing along the panoramic road, you may stop as you please and see something extraordinary. Your travel materials will have many suggestions of little delights to see along the way. Soon you will reach an abbey from the 1300’s, where our trusted chef awaits you for an Italian cooking class during which you will learn to prepare and then enjoy an authentic meal under the medieval vaults of the restaurant.
Overnight in the abbey
Today we leave for Spoleto, one of the most beautiful cities of art in Italy. An important city all the way back to Roman times, it became a crossroads of the main consular roads, later it was one of the capitals of the Kingdom of the Lombards, for this reason it houses great medieval monuments such as la Rocca, il Ponte dell’Acquedotto and la Catedrale. Spoleto is so special that in 1958 composer Giancarlo Menotti considered it the perfect setting for the most important festival of the arts in Italy, Festival dei Due Mondi. After leaving Spoleto, you will be spoiled with choices on which of the small, extraordinary villages you can visit before arriving at your hotel. The travel materials can help by advising you to find the perfect places to see based on your taste. All of them retain medieval architecture intact and offer unmissable artistic pearls preserved in churches and museums as well as enchanting views, picturesque squares enclosed within scenes of historic buildings and walks in the winding alleys among the scents of flowers from balconies, wood-baked bread and fragrant cuisine, all immersed in peace on streets too narrow for cars.
Overnight at Hotel.
In the morning, after breakfast, you will reach Assisi, the world capital of Peace and jewel of medieval art. The Basilica di San Francesco is unmissable, the second most important Catholic church in the world after San Pietro, an obligatory destination for art lovers. Right here, Cimabue and his talented pupil Giotto started the Italian Renaissance. The rest of the city is just as amazing, and a walk inside the walls dominated by the majestic fortress, along the pink limestone streets will feel like a fairytale. Leaving Assisi, you will head towards Città di Castello, where medieval and Renaissance architectural testimonies merge harmoniously. This is also the birthplace of Burri and his monographic exhibition (the largest in the world dedicated to a single artist), set up in an ancient factory, it is absolutely worth a visit. Along the way to reach your hotel, you can still stop to admire the Umbrian beauties, which we will point out in the travel material.
Overnight in a hotel in Perugia
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