7 nights from

£1795

Secret Italy

Exploring the cities and scenery of Umbria, from our base in Assisi to Spello, Orvieto, Perugia, and Spoleto, and taking in the Marche town of Urbino, this tour reveals hidden gems and holy places, Roman ruins and medieval palaces, and a feast of exquisite art

While every region of Italy has its own history, heritage, and highlights, some are more famous, more lauded, more visited than others. This tour explores the landmarks of lesser-known Umbria. The only Italian region with neither a coastline nor an international border, its character is undiluted, and many of its towns seem barely altered since the Middle Ages. Travelling on day trips by private taxis, the tour is based in Assisi. Some see its grand basilicas as places of pilgrimage, others as fabulous art museums. Either way, Assisi’s fortunes are inextricably linked to its most revered residents, St Francis, founder of the Order of Friars, and St Clare, whose tomb is in the 13th-century church. From here we visit Spello, with little lanes and all the atmosphere of an ancient village; Orvieto, displaying 3,000 years of history, and described as Italy’s most beautiful city; and Todi, tucked within three encircling city walls, Etruscan, Roman and medieval. The walled city of Urbino has gorgeous valley views, and very few visitors; Perugia mixes a modern vibe with a medieval setting, cobbled lanes of colourful houses, and churches adorned with the art of Raphael and Perugino; and in Spoleto, Romanesque chapels mingle with Roman remains.

Overview

  • Assisi  - 7 nights
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Tour Highlights

  • Cultural Tour
  • Jules Verne Sightseeing
  • 3 UNESCO Heritage Sites
  • Hosted by Art Collector
  • Historic Hotels

Exploring the cities and scenery of Umbria, from our base in Assisi to Spello, Orvieto, Perugia, and Spoleto, and taking in the Marche town of Urbino, this tour reveals hidden gems and holy places, Roman ruins and medieval palaces, and a feast of exquisite art

Notes:

Some visits are on foot with some uneven surfaces and inclines.

Accommodation

Hotel Dei Priori

Departures & Prices

per person in a twin/double room
Hotel Dei Priori
Ryanair from Stansted

May
May 1 (Wednesday)
June
June 5 (Wednesday)
July
July 3 (Wednesday)
September
September 4 (Wednesday)
Price Includes:

Air travel and taxes, transfers, entrance fees, 7 nights’ accommodation, breakfast daily, 2 lunches and 1 dinner, itinerary as described, services of a guide and local representatives. If our specially negotiated airfares are unavailable at the time of booking, a supplement may apply.

Not Included:

Travel insurance, tipping, any government or local tourist taxes or compulsory charges introduced after publication.

 

Notes:
An accommodation tax is payable locally, approximately €3 per person per night.

Supplements per person

Single Supplement
  • Single Supplement
  • £375
Tour Only
  • Save
  • £150
  • Arrival or departure transfer
  • £35

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