FOOD & WINE TRAILS OF CENTRAL ITALY: UMBRIA & MARCHE

Pamper yourself in the beautiful Central Italy countryside, in the midst of rolling hills, vineyards and olive groves, interrupted by picturesque medieval villages. Visit unique art towns and villages medieval works of art, castles, abbeys, superb wines, delicious local food.

This tour features: Orvieto, Assisi, Monterado, Frasassi, Urbino, Acqualagna, Ascoli Piceno.

Seize the opportunity to discover the Central Italy hilltowns that are still off the beaten tracks. Visit Orvieto and Assisi, two of the Umbrian highlight cities, rich in history, architecture and culinary tradition with their top wines and traditional products. Explore Marche region, an uncontaminated land of distinctive flavors and landscapes. This tour will allow you to discover Italy in a more authentic and intimate way.

Inclusions

  •  9 Nights accommodation in exclusive and fascinating Hotels or Historical mansions, with full buffet breakfasts: 2 Nights in Orvieto, 2 Nights in Assisi, 3 Nights in Monterado, 2 Nights in Ascoli Piceno.
  • Private sightseeing Tours with expert local English speaking guides in all the major cities; including all the entrance fees to the sites visited avoiding long waiting lines.
  • Welcome Dinner in Orvieto in a typical restaurant.
  • Top wineries visits in Umbria (Oriveto & Assisi), in Marche (Jesi countryside & Ascoli Piceno) and wine tastings included.
  • Top central Italy Pasta and Salami producers visits.
  • Private guided tour of Grotte di Frasassi (a remarkable karst cave system).
  • Exclusive Italian Cooking Class with an expert chef in Orvieto.
  • Half-Day Experience of Truffle Hunting in Acqualagna and lunch included.
  • Private transfer with English speaking driver by deluxe van from the airport to the hotel.
  • Deluxe van with English speaking driver avilable for transfers and excursions for the entire Tour.
  • Our professional assistance for the whole duration of the Tour.
  • Tour begins and ends in Rome.
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Days 1-3 Orvieto
Tour starts in Rome. Private transfer to Orvieto and typical Italian welcome dinner in an authentic trattoria. Private guided Tour of Orvieto, the city on a volcanic rock of tufa-stone, with its amazing Cathedral, one of Italy's most astonishing gothic churches. Cooking Class at a famous Wine Estate: you will prepare a complete menu based on local ingredients from Umbria.
Days 3-5 Assisi
Private guided Tour of Assisi, the city of St Francis with its Basilicas. Centre of the Franciscan spirituality and cradle of the medieval European art, built upon Saint Francis’ tomb, the church is an architectural masterpiece containing some of the finest paintings of medieval Italian art, from Cimabue to Giotto. Amazing winery visit and wine tastings. Hiking through the vineyards to discover Assisi from a different point of view and a unique perspective.
Days 5-8 Monterado
On the way to Marche region private guided tour of a local producer of cured meat and a winery to taste the real soul of central Italy. Full day excursion to the Frasassi Caves (Grotte di Frasassi, a remarkable karst cave system).They are among the most famous show caves in Italy. Rich in water, the cave system is particularly well endowed with stalactites and stalagmites. Full day excurison to Acqualagna and Urbino to enjoy a very fun experience: a truffle hunting activity, will follow a lunch to taste this top Italian product. Then visit Urbino rich in history and architecture.
Days 8-10 Ascoli Piceno
Private guided tour of a local Pasta producer and a winery to discover some of the Italian most renowned products. Private guided walking tour of Ascoli Piceno to discover the historic centre, its churches, cloisters and hidden towers in every corner. Taste the delicious local delicacy: Olive all'Ascolana (fried olives stuffed either with chicken or turkey).

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