Day 1 Rome
Welcome Cocktail and group briefing at your arrival in Rome. Welcome Dinner in a typical restaurant in one of the most lively and characteristics neighborhoods in Rome.
Days 2-4 Spoleto
Explore the ghost village of Civita di Bagnoregio, almost utterly untouched by the Renaissance, a medieval village built on a hill and accessible only by a long stone walkway and so-called “the dying village”. 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. Delicious Lunch in a typical Trattoria.
Full Day in Valnerina and Sibillini Mountains National Park. Trekking with mules in Castelluccio through the valleys and mountains, following the paths of sheep seasonal migrations and the water springs; pic-nic Lunch included. The heart of the park is Norcia, birthplace of Europe’s patron saint St. Benedict and famous for its “norcinerie” – cured meat workshops. Stop in Vallo di Nera, a medieval fortress village characterized by stone houses, extraordinarily preserved from 1217. Stop in Spoleto: admire the Abbey of St. Eutizio, famous for the monks’ ability to use medicinal herbs and home of the museum of the first Italian school of surgery.
An easy drive amongst vineyards and olive groves will take you to Montefalco, surrounded by medieval walls, it offers a breathtaking 360° view of the Umbrian Valley where the Sagrantino grapes are grown. Cooking Class at a famous Wine Estate: you will prepare a complete menu based on genuine Umbrian ingredients. Pairing wines served with each course. Visit the charming medieval town of Bevagna, with its frescoes of Umbrian school and also famous for its “Mercato delle Gaite”: every June for 10 days the village is literally transformed reproducing life like it was in medieval times.
Days 5-8 Perugia
Walk with your guide through the historical centre of Perugia, a cosmopolitan city full of history, art and culture. The visit will include the beautiful Palazzo dei Priori with the Hall of Notaries, the Corso Vannucci, the Fontana Maggiore, the Collegio del Cambio with the extraordinary Perugino’s frescos and a Medieval Textile artisan workshop. Lunch in a typical Osteria and Dinner at your hotel, a beautiful castle in Perugia.
Guided Tour of Assisi, the city of St. Francis, with the beautiful Basilica decorated with the famous Giotto’s frescoes, built upon the Saint’s tomb. Pizza Lunch in a restaurant in the Valley of Assisi.
Chocolate making experience, tradition for which Perugia is famous all over the world: hands-on under the supervision of a master chocolatier.
Transfer to Cortona, characterized by its medieval palazzo, small streets and amazing views over the Valdichiana and birth place of famous artists as Luca Signorelli and Pietro da Cortona. Lake Trasimeno cruise at sunset with an Aperitivo on board and Dinner at the Polvese Island.
Tour ends in Perugia.